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Engineering News Spring 2020

  • Dean's Message

    During a time of separation caused by the coronavirus shelter-in-place order, SCU engineering faculty, staff, and students show their resiliency and community spirit.

  • Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

    In response to Santa Clara County's shelter-in-place order, SCU engineering faculty put their best problem-solving skills t use as they moved to a virtual format for classes and labs.

  • LEADing First Gen Students to Success

    Through mentoring, workshops, financial aid, and more, SCU’s LEAD Scholars program offers first generation college students the help they need to be successful in their studies and their careers. But it’s so much more than that. Here, Broncos find a safe place, a support system, and a community that feels like home.

  • Faculty Opens Up About Mental Health

    During National Engineers Week in February, engineering faculty panelists opened up to students about their own experiences managing stress and the imposter syndrome, sharing anecdotes and personal recollections about their own paths.

  • Bringing His Whole Self to Work

    In accepting an award from SCU's Career Center for how he will bring his whole self to work, graduate engineering student Manas Prakash Sadhwani cites a diverse set of influencers, among them Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, and SCU's course "Gender and Engineering," that have shaped his approach to working with others.

  • An EPIC Effort to Help Beekeepers

    Professor Navid Shaghaghi's EPIC Lab (Ethical, Pragmatic, and Intelligent Computing) has come up with a smart, ethical, and economical solution to a pesky beekeeping problem with HiveSpy, a labor-saving apiary monitoring system.

  • EWB 5K for 5K

    Pre-social distancing days, the Santa Clara student chapter of Engineers Without Borders held a Virtual 5k to raise $5K in support of their work with a women's tile-making cooperative in Rwanda.

  • A Sustainable Leap Forward

    Engineering students and peers from Public Health Science teamed up to design a sustainable hydroponics growing system in partnership with South Africa's Leap Science and Maths Schools. Videoconferencing helped the Broncos discover parts onsite a world away that could be recycled for the project.

  • A Big Picture Engineer

    As Global Governance Executive for Real Estate at Google, Roshan Mehdizadheh Corsiglia ’06, M.S. ’07, applies her talent for the big picture to oversee multi-billion dollar projects and millions of square feet. For her vision, innovation, and creativity, she was named a Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence in 2019 and San Francisco Business Times Woman of Influence 2019.

  • Graduate Profile: Laura Rivas Yepes, Bioengineering

    A desire to provide solutions for improving access to medical care led Laura Rivas Yepes to Silicon Valley and Santa Clara University. As a graduate researcher in the Microfluidics Laboratory, she is advancing wearable technologies and her work has led to an internship, an invitation to participate in an industry acceleration program, and a patent!

  • 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.

  • Trust in a Hyper-connected World

    Silicon Valley cybersecurity experts and SCU ethics and computer science and engineering faculty got together in February to talk shop. Here’s what they had to say.