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School of Engineering Alumni Update - May, 2014:
Senior Design Conference May 8, 2014

You're Invited:
School of Engineering
Senior Design Conference

Thursday, May 8, 2014
2-5 PM - Student Presentations
5-6 PM - Project Demonstrations

Join us for the 44th annual showcase of engineering seniors' work. Stop in for a few minutes or stay all afternoon as students present their work on capstone projects ranging from straw bale construction techniques to mobile apps for the homeless.

We hope you will join us for this signature event of the School of Engineering.

View the schedule and project abstracts.

Alumni, Faculty, Program, and Student News:
Bonita Banducci

Bonita Banducci,  School of Engineering adjunct lecturer and owner of Banducci Consulting, was selected by San Jose Business Journal as one of this year's 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley, in recognition of her research and work to build understanding and skills to work effectively with gender differences as competencies. Read more.

Michael Barone

Michael Barone ’88 served as a mentor for the First Robotics Team at Dallas Jesuit. The Dallas Team earned a position in the finals where they partnered with the First Robotics Team from Bellarmine Prep Of San Jose and two other teams to win the First Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri! Congratulations!

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Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Announced: Congratulations to Steven Chiesa '75, John Maydonovitch '73, Timothy Shih '93, and Aleksandar Zecevic '90 and '93 for receiving the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by the School of Engineering. Read more.

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Engineers Without Borders Second Annual Spring Networking Social, June 5 at 6 pm. Please join us as club members, faculty, and professionals from the Bay Area who share EWB's ideals meet to make new connections, share appetizers and drinks, and hear a little bit about the exciting projects EWB is working on in Honduras. More information.

The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Frugal Innovation Lab and San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation recently held their first Social Innovation Workshop. Sponsored by NASDAQ and Accenture, the workshop focused on how technology can be harnessed to benefit the homeless. Three more workshops are coming up.  Read more.

Frugal Innovation Lab Open House May 15 2014

Frugal Innovation Lab Open House: Come and see what all the excitement is about. Learn about the many projects undertaken by FIL in fields of global health, clean water, and renewable energy; check out their Mobile Lab; talk with students, enjoy great food and meet the Lab personnel. Thursday, May 15, 5-6:30 p.m., Frugal Innovation Lab. More.

Claire Kunkle '14

Claire Kunkle '14, has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her Ph.D.studies at U.C. Berkeley. Read more about Claire hereRachel Wilmoth '14 (mechanical engineering) and Erik McAdams '14 (civil engineering) were also recently selected as alternates for Fulbright Awards.

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2007 Solar Decathlon Team Alums Agustin Fonts '08 (electrical engineering) and Ryan Leary '08 (computer engineering) celebrated the recent IPO of their employer, Opower, but for them and for the company, energy use reduction is as important as profitability. Read more.

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Spacecraft News: Students, staff and faculty in the Robotic Systems Laboratory (RSL) have been working around the clock, running contacts with two new, recently launched NASA spacecraft. The SCU team is in charge of running several experiments and of keeping the satellite systems healthy and functional. View the Mission Dashboard.


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Tenure and Promotion: Congratulations to Yuling Yan (bioengineering) who was awarded tenure and promotion to full professor, and to Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering), who was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor. Our community is strengthened and enriched by their presence.


What's your story?

We love to hear your stories! Do you have an interesting memory of your time at Santa Clara? Have you started a company, been granted a patent, helped your community, or received an award? Tell us! Email Heidi Williams, Director of Communications.