School of Engineering
On March 7, go ALL IN for Engineering with a Mission!

We are on a mission to provide the very best education for our Bronco engineers in our classrooms and laboratories, in Silicon Valley, and around the globe. Whether they are advancing research to ameliorate marine pollution, teaming up to build a solar-powered boat for competition, or designing a prosthetic device to serve the underserved, our students are giving their all.


Here are just a few examples of the students and projects your generosity supports.  During this Day of Giving, donate to support our mission.


Jamie Ferris, a Presidential Scholarship recipient is a mechanical engineering and philosophy double-major. She also runs track and cross country for SCU, participated in the Markkula Center’s Ethics Bowl, and, in collaboration with nonprofit Jaipur Foot, has teamed up with fellow seniors and engineering graduate students to design a prosthetic hand that could benefit thousands, and may even spur industry and create jobs in India and beyond.

At SCU, we are Engineering with a Mission, and in this case that means Mission Ops! For more than a decade, our Robotics Systems Laboratory has been the only university program in the country to routinely run all mission control activities for NASA small satellites. Prior to launch, students analyze and test these satellites and ensure compatibility with SCU's satellite control network. Once in space, students track the satellites, run the experiments, download data, and diagnose any problems that arise.

Last summer as a Kuehler Undergraduate Research Grant recipient, Brie Goo ’19, was a paid researcher in Bioengineering Professor Zhiwen (Jonathan) Zhang’s lab. There, the native Hawaiian fed a passion of hers as she explored a biomolecular and microbial approach to the problem of plastics pollution in our oceans—researching and testing the hypothesis that bacteria can consume microplastics.


Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset is our goal, and if Sam Bertram ’16, M.S. ‘18 is any indication, we’re on the right path. Sam took our Smart Products course, participated in the School’s contests and competitions, and networked with budding and serial entrepreneurs at our many speaker and mentoring events. Then, he incubated his idea for alleviating a global problem through our EdVenture Lab, and recently launched OnePointOne, a fully-automated indoor farming system aimed at helping to feed the world’s 1.1 billion hungry citizens.


Bronco Nation Donation Location
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 175
2 WA 10
3 OR 9
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,873
2 Santa Clara Fund 623
3 Men's Rugby 334
4 College of Arts and Sciences 333
5 Leavey School of Business 286
6 Kids on Campus 272
7 Center for Sustainability 240
8 School of Engineering 236
9 Campus Recreation and Club Sports 217
10 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 171
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 150
12 Other 148
13 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 142
14 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 123
15 LEAD Scholars Program 99
16 Catala Club 98
17 Campus Ministry 83
18 Bronco Bench Foundation 81
19 Fr. Coz Scholarship 81
20 Student Life & Student Organizations 59
21 Jesuit School of Theology 58
22 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives 48
23 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 37
24 Education & Counseling Psychology 36
25 Northern California Innocence Project 31
26 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center 30
27 de Saisset Museum 29
28 School of Law 26
29 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 25
30 University Library 24
31 SCU Presents 0
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Athletics $388,042.56
2 Leavey School of Business $252,463.83
3 Santa Clara Fund $152,279.57
4 Other $113,741.48
5 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $101,006.00
6 College of Arts and Sciences $94,280.12
7 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $66,210.80
8 Men's Rugby $52,145.10
9 Jesuit School of Theology $45,620.00
10 Catala Club $43,295.00
11 School of Engineering $41,087.50
12 Bronco Bench Foundation $37,678.20
13 Campus Recreation and Club Sports $37,615.00
14 Fr. Coz Scholarship $31,618.00
15 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $25,091.00
16 Center for Sustainability $22,268.34
17 Education & Counseling Psychology $21,940.00
18 Northern California Innocence Project $18,925.83
19 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $18,453.00
20 Kids on Campus $11,743.00
21 LEAD Scholars Program $10,650.00
22 Student Life & Student Organizations $9,960.00
23 Campus Ministry $9,340.70
24 School of Law $7,140.00
25 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $6,081.25
26 University Library $4,850.14
27 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center $4,505.00
28 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $4,250.00
29 de Saisset Museum $3,845.00
30 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives $3,540.00
Which Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total amount raised by alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
Calling all Class of 1984 Alumni!
All Class of 1984 alumni who give to any SCU program, center, college, or department, will have their gifts matched by an anonymous classmate, dollar-for-dollar, up to $18,600! Don't forget to enter your class year on the giving page for credit!
$18,600 MATCHED
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