Feature Contributors

 

JOHN DEEVER

(“We, robots”) has covered science, business, and law for SCM. He collaborated on “Change the world,” a feature on the Peace Corps, for the Fall 2011 magazine.


 

MELISSAE FELLET

(“Building biomedical tests”) has covered physical sciences and technology for New Scientist, Ars Technica, and others. This is her first contribution to SCM.


 

JUSTIN GERDES

(“The long view”) specializes in energy and the environment. His work has appeared in Forbes.com, Chinadialogue, and regularly in SCM.


 

JEFF GIRE

(“Sarah Kate Wilson vs. Godzilla”) is a writer/editor for SCU's Office of Marketing and Communications.


 

ERICA KLARREICH

(“Deluge and drought”) is a mathematics and science writer based in Berkeley. This is her first piece for SCM.


 

HANK OSUNA

(illustrations for “Deluge and drought” and AfterWords) is an artist based in San Francisco.


 

MARK PURDY

(“A rivalry like no other”) is a sports columnist for the San Jose Mercury News. For the Summer 2012 SCM, he contributed “Storybook Season.”


 

STEVEN BOYD SAUM

(“Can you stand the heat?”) is the editor of this magazine. When Curiosity landed on Mars, it was a given that his 10-year-old son would get to stay up late and watch.


 

SAM SCOTT '96

(“Drago's gold”) has covered satellites, sports, Internet security, and more for SCM, and has been recognized with national awards for his magazine and newspaper writing.


 

PAUL TOTAH '79

(“Wings”) is editor of Genesis magazine for St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco.


Fall 2012

Table of contents

Features

Engineering with a Mission

The engineering work being done today was the stuff of imagination when the School of Engineering started a century ago. Where do we go from here?

We, robots

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

Can you stand the heat?

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.

Mission Matters

A grand new gateway

Step inside the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building.

A rivalry like no other

It's only a game, right? Not if we're talking soccer and USA vs. Mexico.

Player of the year

Computer engineering major Katie Le ’14 becomes the first Bronco to battle in the NCAA women's singles tourney.