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Engineering News Fall 2019

  • Dean's Message

    Dean Elaine P. Scott shares her thoughts and impressions of SCU and the School of Engineering.

  • Going Deep

    Electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate Kamak Ebadi's algorithm for simultaneous localization and mapping has been used on Mars and is now being put to the test in subterranean environments as part of an international challenge.

  • Next Level IoT

    In a small space tucked away inside the School of Engineering big things are happening. Here, undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. students work together to advance IoT technologies. Find out what they are doing.

  • A Magnetic Research Field

    The field of electromagnetics has been fascinating to electrical and computer engineering lecturer Ramesh Abhari. Drawn by its mystery, she is passionate about designing systems that advance wireless connectivity for 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles.

  • De Novo Fellowship Sparks Diversity in Undergraduate Research

    To encourage traditionally underrepresented students to become involved in research, the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences put out a call to undergraduates last spring: apply for a De Novo Fellowship; get paid for up to 10 weeks of full-time research with a faculty mentor; travel and present your work at an academic conference.

  • A Major Exploration

    Bioengineering senior Shani Williams doesn’t let much time go to waste. This summer she spent 10 weeks as a faculty member’s paid researcher, developing an ultrathin, wearable microfluidic sensor that measures how the skin reacts in connection with particular movement.

  • Getting a Grip

    Mai Sinada ’20 was tasked this summer with getting a new project started for the Robotics Systems Lab. Expanding on the use and marketability of a currently available automated strawberry picker, Mai researched and prototyped an adaptor for use with other crops.

  • Remembering Mark Aschheim

    In June, Mark Aschheim, Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, passed away after a two-year struggle with cancer. Department Chair Edwin Maurer shared the following remembrance of Mark at a memorial gathering in October.

  • 8 Questions for Rathi Murthy, SVP/CTO of Gap Inc.

    Rathi Murthy, M.S. ’95, is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Gap Inc., where she thrives on “removing friction and avoiding the status quo.” Here, she answers a few questions about SCU, diversity in the workplace, mentoring, and more.