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Engineering News Winter 2018

Dean's Message

In recognition of National Engineers Week, we shine a light on our exciting and fulfilling profession and celebrate Santa Clara Engineering.

Happy eWeek! February 18-25 is National Engineers Week—a time to shine a light on our exciting and fulfilling profession, and a time to celebrate Santa Clara Engineering. In this issue of Engineering News, you will find just a few examples of the many great things going on in the School of Engineering.

Studying at the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley, our students have exceptional opportunities to stretch, and grow, and thrive in the epicenter of innovation. Opportunities abound to work with industry giants, travel the world with Engineers Without Borders, or become leaders in the field of humanitarian development working on projects in our Frugal Innovation Hub. Our mission to educate the whole person means our students enjoy a comprehensive liberal arts experience in addition to a rigorous engineering program, and our Jesuit foundation brings a unique ethical perspective to our work.

Looking at engineering from an ethical standpoint, in this edition Computer Engineering Associate Professor Ahmed Amer thoughtfully addresses what memories we keep and how we store them in a digital age, examining all the elements comprising a trustworthy process that protects the public’s safety and privacy. And you will read about two of our alumni who are putting their ethics to work through community outreach and via a new startup aimed at feeding the world’s 1.1 billion malnourished.

We are happy to bring you these stories and more. Enjoy!


Alfonso (Al) Ortega, Ph.D.
School of Engineering

Photo: Adam Hays