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June 2015 Update

Congratulations to our 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award Recipients:
Stephen Sifferman and Sheryl Staub-French!

Read why they were selected, here.

Sifferman Staub
Faculty, Staff, and Student News:
2015 State of the School

Dean Godfrey Mungal presented the 2015 State of the School of Engineering Address to an audience of alumni, university administrators, faculty and friends of the School at last month's Senior Design Conference. Check it out here.


Rafae Bhatti (computer engineering adjunct lecturer) and collaborator were granted a patent by the USPTO for their method of preventing healthcare privacy breaches by using integrated audit and access control.


Bioengineering's Krzysztof Izdebski and Yuling Yan (along with co-authors) have a new book out, Normal and Abnormal Vocal Folds Kinematics. Find it here on Amazon.


Civil Engineering welcomed 16 faculty members from Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), to explore potential collaboration. SWJTU School of Civil Engineering has 320 full-time faculty members and is one of the largest civil engineering schools in the world.


Phillip Coyle '15 (mechanical engineering) and others from the Robotics Systems Laboratory have been helping the Alumni Office create aerial views of campus. He recently flew a drone up, under, around, and through SCU's gorgeous wisteria. Check it out here.


Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) has been awarded a $1.4M grant from the Kern Family Foundation to advance undergraduate innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives supported through the School of Engineering's involvement with KEEN, the Kern Engineering Entrepreneurship Network.


Nam Ling (computer engineering) has been awarded Distinguished Professorship of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications in Xi'an, China.

Theresa McArdle

Theresa McArdle '15 (civil engineering) writes about her alternative spring break experience working with a village in Ghana to improve the sustainability of local construction materials and methods.

Elizabeth Sweeny

Elizabeth Sweeny (Frugal Innovation Lab) was an invited presenter at InnoFrugal, a conference sponsored by the Finnish Foreign Ministry in Helsinki, Finland.

Tiny House

Tiny House Team was featured in FYI, the SCU faculty and staff newsletter, for our participation in the Tiny House Competition, a challenge from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to design and build net-zero solar houses.

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