Engineering News


  • ZigZaga App

    Four Senior Computer Science Students Develop ZigZaga App to Buy, Sell & Recycle
    Four Computer Science students, in conjunction with campus sustainability initiatives, have developed a new free app for Apple's iPhone that offers a better and more sustainable way for the Gonzaga community to buy, sell, and recycle textbooks, household goods and other items.

  • Extreme Team Golf Cart

    Gonzaga Engineering Students Refurbish Golf Cart for Service Project
    Engineering students under the direction of staff engineer Beau Grillo, are rebuilding a donated 1978 golf cart to benefit the KXLY 4 Extreme Team, a nonprofit that helps people and organizations in extreme need.

  • Engineering Design Students

    Combining Old School Technology with the Latest Applications
    Adjunct Faculty, Bob Conley, President of LHC2 Inc., is using some old school technology to teach electrical and computer engineering students how to identify and meet customer needs.

  • Dr. Talian Chen and Taylor Kunke

    Senior Research Project Helps Prepare Student for Graduate Studies
    When Mechanical Engineering student Taylor Kunke (’15) wanted a senior design experience that would be more tailored to his graduate school plans, Associate Professor Tailian Chen offered him a chance to conduct research in lieu of a team design project. The two spent the past year studying capillary flow and heat transfer in microchannels.

  • Dr. Jake Baker

    IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer Program
    Dr. Jake Baker, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presented a two day lecture on April 9 and 10, 2015 at Gonzaga University.  The lecture was part of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Distinguished Lecturer Program. 

  • Nathaniel Wendt

    CPEN Alum Works to Improve Mobile Device Intelligence at UT Austin
    Nathaniel Wendt (CPEN, ’13) is pursuing his PhD in software engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.  He is currently working with advisor Dr. Christine Julien, as part of the MPC (Mobile and Pervasive Computing) Group and focusing on methods for on-loading spatiotemporal data.

  • CCASL Middle School Event

    Middle School Students Discover Inner Engineer
    Gonzaga University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) worked together at a CCASL sponsored outreach event on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

  • Emily Petersen

    Mechanical Engineering Student Receives Summer Internship with NASA
    Emily Petersen, a Gonzaga University Mechanical Engineering junior, has accepted a summer internship with NASA.  The position is with the Advanced Materials and Processing Branch at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.

  • Professor Sara Ganzerli and Davide Vitaloni

    Ganzerli Works with Italian Graduate Student on Truss Design
    Professor Sara Ganzerli, PhD, has been conducting research as a mentor for an international graduate student from Italy. Davide Vitaloni spent five months working with Ganzerli at GU’s Spokane campus, working on optimal truss design.

  • KEEN Challenge

    Monthly KEEN Challenge Adds a Historical Note
    This month’s KEEN Challenge offered engineering students a chance to see how well they know their campus. 

  • Sharp Ave Senior Design Team

    Sharp Avenue Project
    A team of faculty and students are evaluating a better way to manage stormwater runoff in the actual pavement design of streets. The $67,000 research project is being done in collaboration with the City of Spokane and will develop a monitoring plan for the repaving of Sharp Avenue (in front of Gonzaga’s main campus). 

  • Dr. Claudio Talarico

    Improving Amplifiers for Fiber Optic Networks
    Professor, Claudio Talarico, is working to improve the way signals are transmitted and received by fiber optic networks. The work, done in collaboration with researchers at Google and the University of Arizona, has resulted in the design of an optimized transimpedance amplifier.

  • Dr. Timothy Day

    Ed and Bunny Renouard Distinguished Lecturer Series
    Based on a generous donation from the Renouards, the School of Engineering and Applied Science is hosting a distinguished lecturer series during the 2014-2015 academic year.