Engineering News Spring 2016

  • Dean's Message

    Studies show a direct correlation between early student involvement in hands-on, real-world engineering projects and improved retention rates and love of learning. This issue of our newsletter celebrates student, faculty and alumni research.

  • Collaboration Makes It Happen

    Bioengineering and Web Design and Engineering seniors teamed up to help expectant mothers in remote regions get the healthcare screening they need with their device, MUMS: Mobile Urinalysis for Maternal Screening.

  • A Technological MARVel

    Lightening the load for marine field researchers toting equipment to remote locations in the Arctic Circle was the task four electrical and mechanical engineering students took on for their Senior Design project.

  • Win, Win, Win!

    Negotiating contracts, identifying risks, assigning subcontractors…it was all in a day's work for three teams of SCU civil engineering students vying for top honors at the Associated Schools of Construction Student Construction Competitions.

  • Lighting the Way in Rural Benin

    Following months of preparation, electrical engineering seniors Jacob Leatherberry and Nicolas Metais traveled to a tiny village in Benin to install their solar microgrid and bring light to 113 residents. And that’s when the fun began!

  • Don't Fear the Smart Grid

    Associate Professor of Computer Engineering JoAnne Holliday shares findings from her research in the world of industrial control systems security on how the smart grid is changing the way our nation’s public utilities are managed.

  • A Different Kind of Lab

    Since its founding four years ago, the Latimer Energy Laboratory has provided a space for students from all engineering disciplines and the sciences to come together to learn, explore, innovate, and grow.

  • Going to Bat for Bats

    Read how civil engineering alumnus Todd Goolkasian '85 went to bat for a certain group of furry fliers, protecting their habitat with his company's bridge redesign, and winning a national award along the way!

  • Affordable Housing Puzzle Solved By Senior Designers

    When Habitat for Humanity needed help redesigning a proposed apartment complex to meet city building codes, they reached out to Santa Clara University’s civil engineering department and a trio of seniors took up the challenge.