Innovations

  • 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

  • Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Here comes the sun ... and our solar decathletes

    Connie Coutain, 5 Apr 2012

    The 2013 Solar Decathlon is on! Santa Clara is competing for the third time, after third place wins in 2007 and 2009.

    Spring 2012

  • Six months to a better startup

    Six months to a better startup

    John Deever, 5 Apr 2012

    A company, a game, and a score of Broncos

    Spring 2012

  • Getting science to those who need it

    Getting science to those who need it

    Geoff Koch, 6 Mar 2012

    SCU's Thane Kreiner wants to help a billion of the world's poorest people by 2020. Even by Silicon Valley standards, that's an ambitious goal.

  • Going global

    Going global

    Jeff Gire, 12 Jan 2012

    A $2 million grant creates a yearlong fellowship program—with students taking part in a global network of socially conscious businesses.

    Winter 2012 | SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY