Science, Technology, and Society
A $2 million grant creates a yearlong fellowship program—with students taking part in a global network of socially conscious businesses.
Next summer, four pairs of students will embark on an internship unlike any ever posted at a campus career center. They will travel to locations across the globe to work at budding businesses that provide innovative services to some of the world’s most poverty-stricken areas.
Some students may help provide low-cost solar power chargers for cell phones in rural Africa, saving people a day’s walk to a charging station. Others could end up in Paraguay, India, Kenya, and throughout the United States—perhaps training women in information technology so that they can enter traditionally male-dominated work forces.
“It is our hope that being a Global Social Benefit Fellow will inspire our most promising student leaders.”
This fellowship, which is slated for the next five years, was made possible by two convergences. First, the decade of work by the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) run by SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society; each year the GSBI trains up to 20 entrepreneurs to scale up a social benefit enterprise. Second, a $2 million grant from the Noyce Foundation, headed by former SCU trustee Ann Bowers. She served on the board for 12 years, when the University was led by President Paul Locatelli, S.J. ’60. “We wanted to create an enduring legacy to honor Father Locatelli, who was so passionate to see that the world’s most disadvantaged populations not be abandoned,” she said. “It is our hope that being a Global Social Benefit Fellow will inspire our most promising student leaders from all disciplines to leverage their talents, in ways small or large, for the betterment of all humanity.”
This year eight students will be chosen as Global Social Benefit Fellows through a competitive application process. These students first take a preparatory course on social entrepreneurship in the spring of their junior year, which will also introduce them to the enterprises at which they will intern during summer 2012.
An epic journey whereby one foot is put in front of the other to discover, up close and personal, who and what and where is the Golden State.
To tell the story of Bob Miller ’67 is to tell the coming-of-age tale of Las Vegas itself. And it’s the chronicle of a man who served a decade as governor of Nevada. Quite a journey for the son of an illegal bookie from Chicago.
Nina Acosta ’82 was a tough enough cop to pass the test for the LAPD’s SWAT team. Then she learned the hard way about gender discrimination. So how did she do on Survivor?
The 2013 Alexander Law Prize honors Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese civil-rights activist and attorney who protested government abuses—including excessive enforcement of the one-child policy—then escaped house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Growing up tennis with Kelly Lamble ’13 and John Lamble ’14. And Bronco teams that are a force to be reckoned with nationally.
For teaching and advising and a ministry that’s blessed this place for 48 years—paying tribute to Charles Phipps, S.J.