Dean's Message, Fall 2022
This year, we delightedly welcomed the record-breaking class of 2026, with just over 400 first-year students. Along with our returning students, faculty, and staff, we also welcomed Santa Clara University's first-ever woman president, Julie Sullivan.
I applaud Julie’s inaugural address as she stated her commitment to social and environmental justice, which aligns with our School of Engineering’s vision of a community that inspires and develops engineering leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion—entrepreneurial thinkers who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
During the summer, the School of Engineering and the Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) were honored with the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. We also recognize all the research excellence from our outstanding faculty for research awards received this year; read more about them on page 7.
In the fall, we welcomed seven new faculty to the School of Engineering, and four to new roles. We said goodbye to Tim Healy, who, after serving six decades as a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, has deservedly celebrated his retirement. We also did things a bit differently for this year's Grand Reunion Deans’ Reception and rebranded as the “Grand Bash,” where we had the joy of engaging with alumni/ae during our shared event with the College of Arts and Sciences.
I encourage you to read about all of these stories and more, including our interview with Assistant Professor Maya Ackerman about creative AI, in this edition of Engineering News.
Elaine P. Scott, Ph.D. | Dean
School of Engineering