Dean's Office & General Engineering
"We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success."
Find your gifts by giving them.
Dear Spartan graduates, Finishing out this term under the pandemic has been difficult and at times strange. It is hard not grieve for what is lost, hard not to resent the changes — especially when we see others harmed and find our future uncertain. Still, as those of you who’ve had me in ENGR 195B know, my work and thinking tell me humanity is at the front edge of epochal change. And so there is a kind of good fortune in this timing, for you. You, more than those before you, graduate into the world unfettered by the idea of ‘getting back to normal’, or even, of a ‘new normal.’ You’ve been given the gift of living in interesting times — which is said to be a curse, but is, equally, a blessing and a call to deeper value. There is room to create, room to leave aside some of the flawed patterns and narrow thinking that got us here, room to become. If you embrace this you’ll find a way and you’ll make a way — for yourself, with those around you, and within the larger systems you’ll contribute to. Periodically, you’ll even make sense of your journey! So go find your gifts by giving them; they are gifts we will need. I am optimistic for you all, and for us all.
Congratulations, 2020 Engineering Graduate! Wishing you all the best!
Every year, I get a big reminder of why I choose to work here and what makes me happiest-- it comes in the form of watching some of my favorite students I've gotten to know walk across the graduation stage. Your elation in that moment reinforces my resolve and my bond to this place. And because you go out in the world and shine for all to see, I am always able to point to you Spartans and say that you're the indisputable proof of my pride in being part of the college. Thank you for sharing your learning and your light with me.
Congratulations to SJSU graduating students who participated in the IEEE Second Silicon Valley EPICS Expo on March 4, 2020 at Santa Clara University. At this event EPICS in IEEE presented a $10,000 check to the EPICS at SJSU program for support of engineering projects created to solve environmental and social problems in Silicon Valley and beyond
Student Support Programs
Congratulations! We're proud of you -Rich Trocio, Support Programs & MEP Advisor
Jesús "Chuy" Villicaña
This picture was made possible by the engineering and technological advances brought to bear by past and present engineers not unlike yourself.
Go forth with the capacity to materialize equitable and sustainable possible worlds with your technical words.