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This issue of Santa Clara Magazine highlights a few of the many partnerships that are formed at Santa Clara University.
Our cover story shows how SCU engineering students partner with Christopher Kitts, a professor of mechanical engineering, to build and launch satellites and robots with real-world applications through the University's Robotic Systems Lab. The story also previews satellite projects that are in development and profiles engineering alumnus Frank Cepollina '59, who was recently inducted into the National Inventors' Hall of Fame.
You might need a partner to help you complete the crossword puzzle in this issue. Byron Walden, assistant professor of mathematics at SCU, created this puzzle, and he has had others published in The New York Times and The New York Sun. California has a rich literary heritage, and Santa Clara faculty, staff, and students are working to preserve it through the California Legacy Project, a partnership with Heyday Books. SCU senior Kristin Lenore gives a first-person look at the ambitious project, which has published nearly 20 works and has an equal amount in development.
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As always, we invite you to continue to send us your story ideas, letters, and comments. Use the handy e-mail forms next to each story on this site to send us your thoughts about issues raised in the magazine or to update your mailing address.
And be sure to click on the "Web Exclusives" link to read stories found only in this online version. Included this month is a Jesuit's reflection on the campus statue of St. Ignatius, a story about how alumni are making use of their Santa Clara education in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Peace Corps, and a piece on how the throwback sport of crew teaches SCU students about teamwork and discipline.
Adam Breen, Editor