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Friday, Sep. 25, 2015
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Dean Godfrey Mungal and his 21 fellow engineering deans of Catholic colleges and universities are committed to educating the engineers of the future who possess the skills, desire and sense of duty "to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations." Read their op-ed in U.S. News & World Report.
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015
Civil engineering senior Theresa McArdle writes about her alternative spring break experience, working with a village in Ghana to improve the sustainability of local construction materials and methods.
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Check out this video about Santa Clara Engineering's biggest hands-on project.
Monday, Sep. 23, 2013
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
View a slideshow of photos from the August 19 Solar Decathlon Send-off Celebration here at SCU. Students, alumni, Santa Clara faculty and administrators were on hand as Congressman Mike Honda wished the team well.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Santa Clara was named one of Sierra magazine's top 50 "Cool Schools" for 2013 for leading the way in sustainability initiatives and projects such as Solar Decathlon.
Friday, Jul. 26, 2013
Fr. Jim Reites, advisor to SCU's Solar Decathlon team, is one of the keys to the project's success. Watch this video to see why.
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013
Our SCU Solar Decathletes have been busy with a groundbreaking ceremony and steel delivery that has Radiant House taking shape. See their progress on YouTube.
Tuesday, May. 22, 2012
Two teams of Santa Clara University students will compete against universities across the country in the MaxTech and Beyond: Ultra Low Energy Appliance Design Competition Wednesday, May 23. Santa Clara University is the only Bay Area school participating in the Department of Energy contest.
One team of graduate mechanical engineering students Ying-Heng (Carlo) Peng, Diego Melani, and Miguel Gomez, advised by Professor Hohyun Lee, developed a lighting system that cuts energy use by controlling the angle of window blinds and using LED bulbs.
Team DryAir, comprised of undergraduate senior mechanical engineering students (Michael) Zach Chong, (Peter) Colin Dess, Tim Hussey, and Liz Papengellin, advised by Professor Tim Hight, created an electric clothes dryer that reuses hot air—a basic concept that could have a lasting impact on the future of energy savings.
The competition will be held Wednesday at both the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will be broadcast live on the web: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/2un7890hudc0
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Efficient Lighting System via Automated Control of Blind Angle and LED Light Bulbs
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Reduction in Energy Use in Electric Clothes Dryers
More info on competition: http://maxtechandbeyond.lbl.gov/
Media Contact: Marika Krause, 408-829-4836
Friday, May. 4, 2012
The Frugal Innovation program at Santa Clara University was featured in the Asociation for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's 2011 Higher Education Sustainability Review in the report's "Innovative campus-community sustainability partnerships" section.
Read the article here.
See the entire report on the AASHE website.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
Feeding the growing need and interest in understanding and solving environmental problems around the world, the School of Engineering announces a new master's degree program in sustainable energy
Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
The School of Engineering is now offering a Renewable Energy Certificate for graduate students.
Thursday, Mar. 5, 0201
Last week, the Santa Clara community recycled a ton of e-waste. Actually, it was more than a ton. Staff and students came together to donate 2,198 pounds of old and broken electronics to the e-waste drive organized by the Solar Decathlon team.