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School of Engineering celebrates Earth Day

Santa Clara University's School of Engineering and the Commonwealth Club of California invite you to a presentation by Mike Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials: "Unlocking the Potential of Solar Energy; Silicon Valley's Next Big Opportunity to Change the Way People Live."

Meet the Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team: The Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team is composed of more than 40 undergraduate students working across disciplines with faculty and professionals to design, build, and operate a solar powered home to be judged in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. this fall. Selected as one of only 20 teams worldwide to participate in the event, the SCU student-driven team is committed to making a substantial contribution to building sustainable societies, not only through this competition, but through the support of a new academic program in sustainable engineering studies and community outreach programs. Construction of the house will begin this month.


·        Mike Splinter, President and CEO, Applied Materials

·        Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, Commonwealth Club of California

·        Paul Locatelli, S.J. President, Santa Clara University

·        Jim Koch, Interim Dean, SCU School of Engineering

·        Geoffrey C. Bowker, Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Santa Clara University

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2007, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Mayer Theatre

Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

Registration is recommended. Seating is limited.

Presented in partnership with Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society; San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce; Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Acterra, Action for a Sustainable Earth; and Sustainable Silicon Valley.

About Santa Clara University School of Engineering
Founded in 1912, the
School of Engineering educates technical experts that bring competence, conscience, and compassion into everything they do on campus and in their professional careers. The school offers four undergraduate degree programs, seven master's degree programs, and three Ph.D. degree programs in three disciplines. Small and personalized classes draw a diverse, international student body and faculty. The school's proximity to Silicon Valley provides hands-on practical experience at local technology companies, with professional development opportunities through alumni networking and on campus career events.

About Center for Science, Technology, and Society
SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society researches and promotes the use of science and technology for the common good. Through research, education, and public events, the Center brings together scholars, industry leaders, and public advocates to collaboratively serve humanity by leveraging its unique strengths.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see


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