Alfonso Ortega is in the vanguard of researchers seeking to solve the increasingly complex problem of cooling electronics integral to daily life—laptops, mobile devices, and data centers. And beginning in August, he becomes integral to the School of Engineering at SCU—as the new dean and John M. Sobrato Professor. He arrives at SCU from Villanova University, where he established the National Science Foundation Center for Energy Smart Electronic Systems, forged deep relationships with the U.S. electronics industry, and served as associate VP for research and graduate programs. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Southern Arizona Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) for his contributions to the math and science development of Southern Arizona’s underrepresented middle and high school students and their teachers—an award that now bears his name. He succeeds Godfrey Mungal, who served as dean for the past decade and brought SCU’s engineering programs unprecedented national recognition.

Helping the Helpers

Santa Clara students, faculty, partner with Ferry Foundation to create solutions that enrich quality of life for dementia, Alzheimer’s patients

No More Treading Water

The Santa Clara men’s water polo team is joining the West Coast Conference.

Go. Fight. Win.

Who cheers on the cheerleaders? The Santa Clara University Dance Team plays a vital role in the game day experience.

Here First

The work to open academia to Indigenous groups and voices continues with a series that adds modern lives to the archives.