Engineering News Winter 2016

  • Dean's Message

    Over the past year, the debate over inclusivity has heated up on a number of fronts, particularly in regard to marriage, border control, and most recently humanitarianism. Here, Dean Godfrey Mungal shares how the School of Engineering champions inclusivity.

  • From Nigeria to SCU

    A conversation with Tokunbo Ogunfunmi

    In celebration of Black History Month and National Engineers Week, Aldo Billingslea, SCU’s associate provost for diversity and inclusion, sat down for a chat with the School of Engineering’s first black professor, electrical engineering’s Tokunbo Ogunfunmi.

  • If You Feed Them, They Will Come

    Pizza may be the draw initially, but students keep coming back to the award winning IEEE student chapter meetings for the innovative and creative programs, field trips, career workshops, camaraderie, and so much more.

  • Sowing the Seeds for Ag 3.0

    Allison Kopf ’11, led SCU’s 2011 Solar Decathlon team to its Third Place win. Now she and her business partner took the $50,000 grand prize in TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield for their software deemed the "Google Analytics for Greenhouses."

  • This Hive is Buzzing with Innovation

    Entrepreneurs Shane Rogers M.S. ’13 and Brian Holm ’00 have launched 3 products (with the help of Bryan Herrera ’14): a wallet based on a binder clip, a smart hydration unit, and the fastest selling, fastest spinning jump rope around!

  • Plays Well With Others

    Assistant Professor Prashanth Asuri is not only equipping SCU students to enjoy successful careers in bioengineering and biomedical science, he’s also inspiring high school students to consider these paths through his new enterprise, SE3D Education.

  • Pass the Wrench, Please

    Bioengineering senior Mohit Nalavadi, a member of our student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, shares his experience of bringing labor-saving technology to a village in Rwanda in this account that first appeared on

  • On a Mission to Correct the Disconnect

    With over 600,000 computing job openings nationwide, but less than 40,000 computer science students graduating into the workforce, our country desperately needs to feed the K-12 pipeline, and Associate Professor Dan Lewis is working tirelessly to do just that.

  • A Distinct Honor

    Terry E. Shoup, Ph.D., mechanical engineering professor and former dean of the School of Engineering, has been awarded Honorary Membership in ASME in recognition of his distinctive career contributions as a researcher and educator, and service to the engineering profession.