Engineering with a Mission.
Whether it’s bringing solar-powered lights to classrooms in Ghana, treating post-traumatic stress disorder with virtual reality, delivering life-saving medicines to rural hospitals via drone, or designing houses that create more energy than they consume: most of the solutions that change the world come from engineers, and some of the best engineers in the world come from right here.
2020 Virtual Senior Design Conference
On May 28, 2020 we celebrated our 50th Annual—and first-ever virtual—Senior Design Conference! Due to shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus pandemic, School of Engineering seniors presented their projects via live stream sessions! Check out the closing remarks and the session winner results: 2020 Virtual Senior Design Conference
SCU Maker Lab Joins Local Effort to Produce Medical Face Shields
With eleven 3D printers standing at the ready in the School of Engineering’s Maker Lab, faculty member and lab director Christopher Kitts knew Santa Clara University was in a position to help. Within days, a partnership was launched, a safety protocol was developed and approved, special university access permissions and authorizations were granted, and a small team of engineering graduate students, faculty, and staff began printing parts for medical use face shields.
Learning in the Time of Coronavirus
Engineers are agile, thoughtful problem solvers. So when, in response to a growing worldwide coronavirus crisis, faculty were given less than 24 hours to move their instruction and finals to an online format, the men and women of the Santa Clara University School of Engineering took on the challenge with verve and creativity.
Bridging the Distance: A Space of Change with Anne Hunter
In today’s episode, head into the Maker Lab/Mobile Maker Lab–our hands-on prototyping space on campus, and one of the first Maker Labs at a university. Since the breakout of the pandemic, Lab Manager Anne Hunter and her team have been working diligently to 3D print the components needed to create face shields for local medical personnel.
Bridging the Distance: Hand in Hand
What do you do when COVID-19 interrupts your Senior Design project? In today’s episode, senior Alonzo Billips ’20 calls in from Los Angeles to share how he and his teammates are finishing work on their human-powered prosthetic hand from different parts of the country with the help of the Robotics Systems Lab.