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  •  2009 Solar Decathlon Officially Kicks Off in California

    Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009

    San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed helped kick off the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon for Team California at SCU.

  •  Solar Decathlon Kick-Off Celebration April 3

    Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009

    Join SCU and CCA as we celebrate the beginning of construction on our entry in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon. RSVP here.

  •  CASPIA Recertified

    Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009


    Santa Clara University’s Center for Advanced Study and Practice of Information Assurance (CASPIA) has once again been recognized by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program of the National Security Agency.  CASPIA is an interdepartmental institute in the School of Engineering whose purpose is to promote research, education, and good practice in information security and information assurance.


  •  Tour the 2007 Solar Decathlon House

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

    Celebrate National Engineers Week with a tour of the 3rd place winning 2007 SCU Solar Decathlon house: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, 4-6 p.m.; or Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

  •  Center for Nanostructures Receives $1.3 Million

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

    Santa Clara University's Center for Nanostructures (CNS) has received $1,328,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Army to support "Thermal and Electrical Nanoscale Transport [TENT].  The award now totals $4,355,998.
    With the goal of designing, fabricating, and testing a lightweight, low-resistance (electrical and thermal), longer-lasting chip using new carbon-based interconnect and thermal interface materials, the Center for Nanostructures initiated its thermal and electrical nanoscale transport (TENT) project in February 2007. Cary Yang, principal investigator and CNS director, said the five-year project  "is a timely response to the current need of integrated circuit manufacturers for enhanced performance and increased reliability in their most advanced products."
    Funding for both undergraduate and graduate student research assistants is included in the budget.

  •  E-Week Speaker Series

    Monday, Dec. 22, 2008

    As part of the School of Engineering's celebration of National Engineers Week, Maynard Webb, Chairman and CEO of LiveOps will give a keynote address to students and alumni on February 19, 6 p.m.

  •  2008 Faculty Award Winners Announced

    Monday, Dec. 22, 2008

    The School of Engineering announced its 2008 Faculty Award winners, who will be honored during the E-Week Speaker Series event celebrating National Engineers Week, February 19, 2009.

  •  New Degree in Web Design and Engineering

    Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

    The Department of Computer Engineering is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Science degree program in Web Design and Engineering which will be available to students beginning in Fall 2009.  The program combines a technical education in computing with required courses in graphic art, communication and sociology to prepare graduates who can develop and maintain the infrastructure of the Web, while understanding how it affects society and how the ways in which it is used create new demands on technology.

  •  Engineering Alumni Big Bash!

    Monday, Sep. 22, 2008

    Engineering alumni are invited to come back to campus for our Big Bash!

    Please join us Saturday, October 18, 3-5 pm in the new Bannan Engineering Laboratories for some wine, fun, and fellowship. Meet your fellow alums, mingle with faculty, and enjoy being a part of the School of Engineering community.

    We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!

  •  SCU Among Top 25 Cutting-Edge Green Colleges

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

    From the first cup of coffee poured in the morning to the last piece of paper recycled at night, sustainable living is a part of life at Santa Clara University. And, this week the University's efforts are being recognized as the school is named one of the nation's 25 most environmentally responsible by the Kaplan College Guide 2009. The Guide features, for the first time, a list of green private and public colleges from across the nation. The University of California joins Santa Clara University representing the Golden State on the Guide's list.

  •  Center for Nanostructures Appoints Associate Director

    Thursday, Jul. 10, 2008

    Santa Clara University's School of Engineering has announced the appointment of Dr. Drazen Fabris, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering to the new position of Associate Director at the Center for Nanostructures (CNS).

  •  Promoting Justice and Sustainability Through Immersion

    Thursday, May. 22, 2008

    Civil Engineering Professor leads immersion trip to Nicaragua.

  •  Solar Decathlon Team Wins EPA Award

    Thursday, Apr. 17, 2008

    SCU’s 3rd place winners in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2007 Solar Decathlon receive Environmental Achievement Award from EPA.

  •  Civil Engineering student wins CTF scholarship

    Thursday, Apr. 17, 2008

    Civil engineering student wins California Transportation Foundation Scholarship.

  •  SCU Chosen for 2009 Solar Decathlon

    Monday, Feb. 25, 2008
    After taking third place in the 2007 contest, Santa Clara will compete in the next international Solar Decathlon in 2009.
  •  Samiha Mourad Named IEEE Fellow

    Monday, Dec. 3, 2007
    Samiha Mourad, chair of electrical engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to fault modeling in digital circuits and systems."
  •  Nam Ling Elevated to IEEE Fellow

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
    Nam Ling, professor of computer engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow "for contributions to video coding algorithms and architectures."
  •  SCU Places 3rd Overall in Solar Decathlon!

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
    Read about the SCU Solar Decathlon team's journey from 18th place to 3rd at the US Department of Energy's competition in Washington, D.C.
  •  Solar Decathlon Team Arrives in D.C.

    Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

    The SCU entry into the Solar Decathlon competition arrived safely in Washington, D.C. after a delay in Nebraska with a broken trailer axle. The team had spent their time wisely, carefully preparing the site on the National Mall for the home's arrival, and unpacking the other two trucks that were filled with household goods and equipment.

  •  SCU Team to Compete in Solar Decathlon Competition

    Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007
    Twenty teams from around the world are competing to design and build a sustainable house in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. A team of Santa Clara students is working hard to win. And, while they're at it, save the planet.

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