Santa Clara University


Dean's Remarks


It is a new century for the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University and as with any turning of the calendar page, we have lots to look back on with gratitude and much to look forward to with excitement.

We are ever grateful for the community of scholars gathered here at Santa Clara; our students’ engagement with their studies and their development as citizens of competence, conscience, and compassion are inspirational as you will learn in the article, “Educating the Whole Engineer.”

We are also grateful for the dedication and excellence of our faculty—a source of tremendous pride and hope for the future as they share their knowledge with the next generation of engineers here on campus and globally at research conferences as told in “Research and Outreach in Nigeria.” Later this year we will say good-bye to world renowned control scientist and professor of electrical engineering Dragoslav (Drago) Siljak as he retires. We are honored that Drago has spent his illustrious 45-year career with us while bringing such distinction to our program; you will find his story in this issue.

Looking forward, “new” is the byword for us as you will see in our stories about our new state-of-the-art laboratories, new faculty member, new energy scavengers, and our young computer engineering phenom who is finding new ways of creating 3D worlds for video games.
All that, and more, on the following pages. Happy reading! Engineering News which serves as a bridge between us.

Godfrey Mungal
School of Engineering