B.S. Civil Engineering, 1975
In 2014, Steven Chiesa received the School of Engineering's highest honor, the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, honoring alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and University service have set them apart.
For the past 26 years, Steven Chiesa has been a champion of student learning in the School of Engineering, not only within his own department, where he is associate professor of civil engineering, but also through his leadership as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, a position he held for more than a decade. Throughout his tenure at Santa Clara University, Dr. Chiesa has mentored numerous student organizations and provided countless EIT/FE study sessions, and has received many University, School, and professional awards for outstanding teaching and service to his community. For his long and valued service to the School of Engineering and to the scores of students who have benefited from his teaching, advising, and generous offering of time and talent, Dr. Steven Chiesa was selected to receive this honor.