For an academic community in a normal year, fall brings an almost giddy sense of joy and excitement. This year, following months of quarantine and social unrest, feelings are mixed, to say the least. But at Santa Clara Engineering, we embark on this new academic year with a sense of hope, purpose, and determination born of months of hard work on the part of our faculty, staff, and students.
First and foremost, our professors head into the virtual classroom armed with resources that carry our Jesuit tradition of academic excellence into the 21st century. Additionally, we have established and begun work on a set of School priorities drawn from extensive conversations with our entire SCU engineering community. Among others, these include fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion; expanding our graduate programs; supporting a higher emphasis on research; facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations; and leveraging our position within Silicon Valley to address the complex and changing needs of society and the world.
Yes, there is a lot of work to do, but we Broncos are chomping at the bit. Read about some of our efforts in this edition of Engineering News.
Elaine P. Scott, Ph.D. ｜Dean
School of Engineering