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.