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School of Engineering Alumni Update - January 2014
Students and alumni in Engineering Quad


Happy 2014!

We, in the School of Engineering, wish you all the best for the coming year. And we hope to see you back on campus often.


Godfrey Mungal
School of Engineering


Faculty, student, and alumni News:
Shoba Krishnan with students at Walden West Science School

Shoba Krishnan Named Woman of the Year! Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski for the 25th Assembly District selected the electrical engineering professor for her dedication to students, work on community projects and STEM education, and  role in motivating young women and other marginalized communities to pursue science as a profession. More.

Ahmed Amer

Computer engineering professor Ahmed Amer has received $75,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation in support of his research on applying operating systems principles to energy management, the “BluePlug” project, specifically focusing on smart EV charging infrastructure technology.

Flying Egg

ENGR 1 Design Competition: For their final last quarter, our 160 freshman engineering students formed teams to develop a scaled, concept model of their idea to effectively move people rapidly over large distances (Musk's Hyperloop idea). A remarkable 95% safely carried and deposited a raw egg over a specified test terrain!

Dollar sign with graduation cap

EE student Tyler Marting was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative,  recognizing undergraduate students who have declared a major in electrical and computer engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments, and are committed to exploring the power and energy field.

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The Frugal Innovation Lab received a two-year, $40k grant from the Vodafone Americas Foundation for development of FIL case studies based on project experience with field partners in emerging markets; particular interest was expressed in the work done in the Mobile Lab.  More about the Mobile Lab here.

Jessica VanderGiessen '14

Jessica VanderGiessen '14 and Elizabeth Sweeny (Frugal Innovation Lab's Program Manager), were quoted extensively in a Sci Dev Net article about a water pathogen detector developed by SCU's bioengineering, electrical, and computer engineering students and faculty that Jessica tested rural India in 2013. Read the article.

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Nominations open for 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award honoring alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and University service have set them apart in regard to service to the profession, service to the community, and/or service to the School of Engineering. More.


We're listening; are you sharing? Engineers seem to be among the most humble people in the world. While that's a laudable character trait, we do like to hear of your successes and activities. Have you started a company, been granted a patent, helped your community, or received an award? Tell us! Email Heidi Williams, Director of Communications.