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.
Engineering With A Mission in Practice
SCU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a student-led chapter of Engineers Without Borders, USA. Members of EWB aim to “solve pressing challenges in developing communities through sustainable and user-centric solutions.” For the past eight years, EWB-SCU has partnered with PICO Rwanda, an NGO that supports community organizing, supporting members of the Nyange, Rwanda community as they work to lift themselves out of poverty.
Join the School of Engineering as we CREATE THE FUTRE and celebrate National Engineers Week!
Engineers Week takes place February 19 - 25, 2023. Visit our eWeek website for more information.
Welcome New Faculty
The School of Engineering welcomes seven new faculty this year, along with the promotion of four newly appointed lecturers. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and passion for their respective fields to enhance our programs and engage our students.
- 2021-2022 Academic Year in Review
Facts and figures for the 2021-22 academic year in review.
Oldest and Largest Diversity and Inclusion Publication Names SES One of "2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM"
The School of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) is an award-winning summer program for the curious, innovative, and creative youth who want to explore the engineering field. Santa Clara University and SES are recipients of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award [p. 68].
A Closer Look At Creative AI
In today’s world, there is a lot of controversy surrounding using Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a medium to create artistic pieces of work, from the argument that AI will replace artists to the questions of legality surrounding who owns the rights to the pieces created. I sat with Assistant Professor Maya Ackerman (Computer Science and Engineering) to learn more about creative AI and its implications for the future of the creative industry.
Creative AI In Action
Nicole's latest project involves working with creative AI to inspire an abstract musical sculpture. She aims to show how AI can be used to help us throughout the creative process.
IEEE Fellow: A Prestigious Elevation for the Few
The School of Engineering is profoundly grateful to have incredibly talented faculty who have achieved remarkable accomplishments and accolades, including those who have reached the rankings of Fellow at the world's largest and most exclusive technical professional organization, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is an international organization “dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” This past year, Andy Wolfe (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was among those to receive this honor, making him the fifth SCU School of Engineering faculty to be recognized.
De Novo Spotlights
Over the summer, these Engineering undergraduates conducted research as part of the De Novo Fellowship Program. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to outstanding students from underrepresented groups in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering to work on well-crafted research projects with faculty mentors who are committed to increasing diversity in STEM.
2022 Faculty Research Awards
A snapshot of faculty research awards received so far in 2022.
Best Wishes, Tim Healy
After 56 years of teaching at Santa Clara University, beloved Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, Tim Healy, has retired.