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Engineering News Fall 2017

Dean's Message

Alfonso Ortega, a world-renowned expert in thermal sciences and a passionate advocate for engineering education, joins the School of Engineering as dean. Jumping right in, he has been busy hammering out pre-construction details for a new state-of-the-art STEM complex.

Fall Quarter is upon us! On behalf of the School of Engineering, welcome to our first newsletter of the year. As the new dean of the School of Engineering, I am absolutely thrilled to be one of the newest Broncos on campus. From the beautiful campus, to the many helpful and kind students, staff, and faculty that I have been fortunate to have met, to the many exciting academic, extracurricular, and research programs I’m learning more about, all I can say is: I am proud to be a Bronco!

We have been busy at work this summer on many details regarding the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (the STEM building), the future home of the School of Engineering, scheduled to open in 2021. You can keep up with the new STEM building progress at In addition, we have been hard at work designing many new laboratories and classrooms that will serve our School during the "surge" period while the Sobrato Campus is under construction beginning in fall 2018.

One thing will never change: Our dedication to being THE Jesuit University in Silicon Valley and everything that time-honored tradition represents.


Alfonso Ortega
School of Engineering

Photo: Adam Hays