• Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Building walls, breaking down barriers

    Garvin Thomas, 10 Oct 2013

    Some might think there’s nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest can teach a bunch of college kids when it comes to technology. They haven’t met James Reites, S.J., MST ’71.

  • A radiant send-off

    A radiant send-off

    Clay Hamilton, 14 Aug 2013

    As October’s Solar Decathlon competition draws closer, SCU’s Radiant House is nearly ready for its day in the sun.

  • To catch a thief

    To catch a thief

    Vince Beiser, 21 Feb 2013

    A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

    Winter 2013

  • We, robots

    We, robots

    John Deever, 1 Nov 2012

    Adventures with the Robotics Systems Laboratory by land, sea, and sky. And in orbit.

    Fall 2012

  • Sarah Kate Wilson vs. Godzilla

    Sarah Kate Wilson vs. Godzilla

    Jeff Gire, 1 Nov 2012

    An engineering professor tackles big problems—like attracting more women to her field and transferring mountains of data through the air.

    Fall 2012

  • Deluge and drought

    Deluge and drought

    Erica Klarreich, 1 Nov 2012

    Lessons in how to wedge data into smaller spaces. And build a smarter energy grid.

    Fall 2012

  • Building biomedical tests

    Building biomedical tests

    Melissae Fellet, 1 Nov 2012

    Where engineering meets biology, the work ranges from diagnosing voice disorders to tracking toxicity in the brain.

    Fall 2012

  • The long view

    The long view

    Justin Gerdes, 1 Nov 2012

    Build it safer and stronger—sustainably.

    Fall 2012

  • Can you stand the heat?

    Can you stand the heat?

    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 Nov 2012

    It took months of space flight for the Curiosity rover to reach Mars. And, to survive the heat of entry, it took a shield that a team led by Robin Beck ’77 designed.

    Fall 2012

  • People, prosperity, and the planet

    People, prosperity, and the planet

    Connie Coutain and Heidi Williams '06, 24 May 2012

    A new fuel-cell design brings top honors to student engineers—who carry through to the finish a project they began with their mentor, Dan Strickland, who was tragically killed in a car accident last fall.

    Summer 2012