Innovations

  • Deluge and drought

    Deluge and drought

    Lessons in how to wedge data into smaller spaces. And build a smarter energy grid.

    Fall 2012

  • Building biomedical tests

    Building biomedical tests

    Where engineering meets biology, the work ranges from diagnosing voice disorders to tracking toxicity in the brain.

    Fall 2012

  • The long view

    The long view

    Build it safer and stronger—sustainably.

    Fall 2012

  • Can you stand the heat?

    Can you stand the heat?

    It took months of space flight for the Curiosity rover to reach Mars. And, to survive the heat of entry, it took a shield that a team led by Robin Beck ’77 designed.

    Fall 2012

  • People, prosperity, and the planet

    People, prosperity, and the planet

    A new fuel-cell design brings top honors to student engineers—who carry through to the finish a project they began with their mentor, Dan Strickland, who was tragically killed in a car accident last fall.

    Summer 2012

  • Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    The 2013 Solar Decathlon is on! Santa Clara is competing for the third time, after third place wins in 2007 and 2009.

    Spring 2012

  • Six months to a better startup

    Six months to a better startup

    A company, a game, and a score of Broncos

    Spring 2012

  • Getting science to those who need it

    Getting science to those who need it

    SCU's Thane Kreiner wants to help a billion of the world's poorest people by 2020. Even by Silicon Valley standards, that's an ambitious goal.

  • Going global

    Going global

    A $2 million grant creates a yearlong fellowship program—with students taking part in a global network of socially conscious businesses.

    Winter 2012 | SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

  • How does Apple do it?

    How does Apple do it?

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Katerina Bezrukova finds that work-related conflicts can help solidify a climate of creativity.  

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.