Engineering News Fall 2016

  • Dean's Message

    Beyond-the-classroom learning through complex, hands-on projects is a hallmark of a Santa Clara engineering education. From Tiny House to Solar Decathlon to community projects in villages around the world, our students learn by doing, and improve lives along the way.

  • Building a Life

    With a lifelong commitment to service, a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and a growing knowledge of sustainable building materials and methods, Scott Hanson '14 was primed to help a community rebuild following Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake.

  • A Bloodless Coup

    Bioengineering juniors and seniors were challenged to design and create a noninvasive portable glucose monitor that would cost less than $100 while performing comparably to a standard glucose blood test. Did they do it? You bet they did!

  • Real Trust in a Virtual World

    Each day, millions of consumers slog through seemingly endless Amazon customer reviews, trusting their online community to help them make the very best purchases, and Yuhong Liu, assistant professor of computer engineering, is helping ensure that trust is well placed.

  • The Method for Success

    An internship at a physical therapy clinic as a rising sophomore led Greg Method '12 on a journey of entrepreneurship, through which he and Joseph Burke '12 developed a product, formed a startup, and sold the company in two years.

  • Electrical Engineering Adjunct Leads by Example

    The School of Engineering is fortunate to draw top talent from industry as adjunct faculty for our graduate program. Read about Electrical Engineering’s Bob Schaffer, Ph.D., who exemplifies the best in engineering education and the Jesuit tradition of helping others.

  • Well Begun

    As a civil engineering senior in 2012, Nathan Rogers helped bring sustainable building practices to a small village in Ghana. Now he continues his good work through his NGO dedicated to bringing clean water to Ghana’s poorest rural regions.

  • The 3 Rs Revisited: Reites, Rwanda, Respect

    Following the unexpected death of Fr. Jim Reites—a stalwart proponent of long-term, hands-on, local and global student-led projects—faculty and students from SCU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders are unwavering in their determination to continue his legacy.

  • Mohammad Ayoubi Named ASME Fellow

    Mohammad Ayoubi, associate professor of mechanical engineering has been named an ASME Fellow in recognition of his significant engineering achievements in dynamics and control of aerospace vehicles, curriculum development, and service to his professional society.