Innovations

  • How’s the water?

    How’s the water?

    Justin Gerdes, 15 Jun 2014

    A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.

    Summer 2014

  • Radiant house

    Radiant house

    Steven Boyd Saum and Heidi Williams '06, 15 Apr 2014

    Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

    Spring 2014

  • For the record

    For the record

    Justin Gerdes, 15 Apr 2014

    As California grapples with a historic drought, state officials are asking residents to conserve water—something Santa Clara has been working on for the past decade. Here’s where efforts stand.

    Spring 2014

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    Kirk O. Hanson, 29 Mar 2014

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

  • Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Training entrepreneurs to save the world

    Thane Kreiner and Andrew Lieberman , 10 Feb 2014

    Business incubator programs at Jesuit universities help social entrepreneurs alleviate poverty and provide lifesaving solutions.

  • The Materializer

    The Materializer

    Leah Gonzalez ’14, 15 Dec 2013

    At age 18, Brienne Ghafourifar ’12 raised a million bucks for her startup. Prepare to Entefy.

    Winter 2014

  • 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