Transforming the campus. Improving the world.
Breaking Ground on the Future Home for STEM at SCU
A $100 million gift establishes the
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation,
a state-of-the-art facility for transformational
STEM education at Santa Clara University.
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Why This Matters
This gift helps the University realize its goal to become a leader in STEM education through the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation.
the largest gift in SCU history and the second largest to a Catholic institution
total space, featuring an innovative environment, visible research and teaching, and collaborative spaces
increase in undergraduate STEM enrollment at SCU over the past decade
undergraduate students will experience a state-of-the-art STEM complex upon its completion in 2022
About the Donors
For decades, John A. Sobrato ’60 and his wife Susan have been leaders in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley.
As founder and principal of The Sobrato Organization, John has focused on commercial properties for the high-technology industry since 1974, developing and constructing more than 150 office and R&D facilities. His and Susan’s gift to establish the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University reflects their commitment to solving the world’s problems with ethical and compassionate innovation and leadership, and their dedication to a vibrant Silicon Valley community.
A Legacy of Leadership & Philanthropy in Silicon Valley
Michael Engh, S.J.; Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63; and others reflect on the generosity of the Sobratos and their legacy of leadership.
Like No Place on Earth
“Professor Emeritus of Silicon Valley” Michael Malone ’75, MBA ’77 talks with John A. Sobrato ’60 about building the Valley—literally—and shaping it for future generations.
New Vision, New Facilities
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is an impressive new complex in the heart of campus.
STEM at SCU
Making Better Medicine
Cottrell Scholar Grace Stokes is exploring the power of peptoids in helping develop longer-lasting drugs.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Nanomaterials are in lots of everyday products, but are they dangerous? Associate Professor Korin Wheeler and her student researchers want to find out.
SCU partners with BioSpyder
The leading innovator of molecular profiling applications will be part of the Corporate Partners Program.
The Gift of Water
Audrey Gozali ’18 wins a national award in civil engineering for her work in improving water quality.
Make an Impact
“The Sobratos are setting a challenge for others, saying come join us to make Santa Clara University an even greater Jesuit, Catholic institution.”
—SCU President Michael E. Engh, S.J.