New Vision, New Facilities
Featuring flexible labs, collaboration hubs, an Innovation Zone, and on-site research spaces like the Latimer Energy Lab, the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is a “living lab” for students.
Innovation happens when different skills and perspectives come together to solve complex problems. The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is designed to foster spontaneous interaction. Labs and work spaces are cross-functional, assigned to projects instead of disciplines. Complementary departments are grouped together to encourage organic research opportunities. Each section of the building has informal collaboration spaces with flexible furniture and equipment for a variety of projects.
This is a place where big ideas are explored and implemented. As one of the first U.S. universities with its own Maker Lab, Santa Clara has a long history of creation, and our new Innovation Zone brings that culture to the center of campus. With 30-foot floor to ceiling windows, the 3,000 square foot Innovation Zone showcases projects and encourages students to inspire each other. Additional research and work spaces like the Latimer Energy Lab, Imaginarium virtual reality lab, WAVE computer lab, and massive garages with car-sized entryways allow undergraduate students to participate in projects big and small—all while receiving direct faculty mentorship.
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is a meeting ground for Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley with labs and work spaces supporting thought leadership, entrepreneurship, and global engagement. Undergraduate students get a head start on their career, gaining job experience and building a professional network through on campus projects and internships run by tech and life science companies.
STEM at SCU
An interdisciplinary team of Santa Clara students work with Aromyx to help digitize taste and smell.
Sam Bertram ’16, M.S. ’18 and OnePointOne harness the efficiencies of machine learning and fully automated indoor farms to take on world hunger.
Kristi Nguyen '21
With the support of a Kuehler research grant, Kristi Nguyen used deep learning techniques to help develop robotic sidewalk navigation and agricultural field navigation.