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Robert Schaffer
Robert Schaffer

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Bob Schaffer earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. At SCU, Dr. Bob is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Engineering with expertise in signal processing and education.

Dr. Bob is the instructor for Engr111, STEM Outreach in the Community; he also teaches Engr1, Introduction to Engineering. Dr. Bob has won numerous awards for his teaching and community service. He has participated in programs to teach youth in underrepresented groups about STEM fields and developed programs to teach science in under-served communities. He is the founder, president, and lead trainer for Elevate Tutoring, a non-profit organization that trains underprivileged college students to be high-quality math and science tutors, and provides these college students with scholarship assistance.

Dr. Bob teaches electrical engineering (ELEN) courses: Circuits, Digital Design, Communications, Statistical Signal Processing, and Digital Signal Processing. He has also been an instructor for the School of Engineering’s SES and SEEDs programs and taught ELEN and various ELEN electives to high school students exploring engineering as a career choice.

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Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
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Santa Clara, CA 95053

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