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Work alongside faculty members, collaborate with local Silicon Valley tech firms, or follow your own ideas to see where they will lead. If it's research you want, opportunities abound.

Whether you're a first-year student or a Ph.D. candidate, whatever area you're interested in—sustainable building, data management, communication, robotics, renewable energy, wearable technologies, to name just a few possibilities—we will help you put your talents to the task. Our students regularly co-author published research in respected journals and present their work at conferences around the world. 

Our Latimer Energy Scholars chart their own course of independent study and then come together for a summer group project. Undergraduates, master's, and doctoral students from multiple disciplines collaborate on complex satellite operations for NASA and on novel, multi-robot adaptive navigation techniques in the Robotic Systems Laboratory. Bioengineers assist local biodevice firms to improve their products or travel to India to perform field research, and civil engineers further their study in Alaska, Rwanda, Ghana, or wherever their research takes them. Kuehler Undergraduate Researchers are paid to help further a faculty member's research. These and many other programs are available through the School of Engineering and through other University research opportunities.


  • Friday, November 4, 2022

    Over the summer, these Engineering undergraduates conducted research as part of the De Novo Fellowship Program. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to outstanding students from underrepresented groups in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering to work on well-crafted research projects with faculty mentors who are committed to increasing diversity in STEM.

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Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202
Sobrato Discovery, Bldg. 402

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