Engineering News Winter 2017

  • Dean's Message

    Nurturing connections is a big part of an engineer's success. At SCU we place great value on providing opportunities for our students to connect with each other, with faculty, and with the outside world. And our efforts are paying off!

  • Big Win in a Small Package

    Two years of hard work paid off for SCU’s interdisciplinary undergraduate team as their rEvolve House took home the win at California’s first ever Tiny House Competition!

  • When Crazy Happens, Making It Work

    When SCU’s rEvolve House team decided to build their Tiny House on a rotating ring to capture the most solar energy, these two had to figure out how to do it.

  • Best Practices Lead to Best Paper

    Manav Jaiswal grew up in India experiencing intermittent electricity availability. At SCU as a graduate student, he created an inexpensive, efficient energy-saving home automation system, and his research also netted him a “Best Paper” award at a prestigious conference.

  • From Argentina to Santa Clara: Finding the Path to Social Justice

    To expand his knowledge of sustainable engineering and further his students’ advancement of social justice through their own work, Fr. Guillermo Blason, a Jesuit engineering professor at Universidad Católica de Córdoba, is pursuing a Frugal Innovation graduate certificate at SCU.

  • The Write Stuff

    Wil Morrison and Bobby Bayer, busy bioengineering and computer engineering seniors, find time to help fellow Broncos hone their communication skills as tutors at The Hub, and their work is helping them with their own senior design projects.

  • Diving Into the Deep End

    An enterprising dynamo combined his love of aerial photography and his study of electrical engineering to advance an unmanned aerial system that will be deployed to track tagged animals in the Cayman Islands this spring.

  • Fixing What Is Broken

    Bioengineering alumna Allie Sibole ’14 turned curiosity about her own injury into a passion for helping others. As product development engineer for a leading orthopedics company, she designs implants and instruments to treat complex fractures, travels, and meets world-renowned surgeons.