School of Engineering and Applied Science
80 Years of Gonzaga Engineering!
Established in 1934, the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga University provides excellent, personal engineering education to our students! As the methods for teaching and practicing engineering evolve, so have our programs and curricula. This constant commitment to excellence and personal attention is propelling our faculty, students, and school to earn national recognition. The school has consistently been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 30 engineering schools nationally without PhD programs. Further, Gonzaga University is ranked as #4 in the best regional universities in the western United States (see National Rankings for more information). We are also one of only four Jesuit universities with accredited engineering programs in the Western United States.
We encourage you take a moment to read the Dean's Message, to learn about the aggressive and successful growth of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, our programs, national prominence and our ongoing commitment to serve our students.
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.
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).
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. Niezgoda Works to Create Stream Restoration Standards
Over the last several years, Associate Professor, Sue Niezgoda, civil engineering, has led development of a nationally approved "body of knowledge" on stream restoration.