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Transforming the campus. Improving the world.

Breaking Ground on the Future Home for STEM at SCU

A $100 million gift establishes the
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation,
a state-of-the-art facility for transformational
STEM education at Santa Clara University.
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Why This Matters

This gift helps the University realize its goal to become a leader in STEM education through the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation.

$100M

一道本不卡免费高清the largest gift in SCU history and the second largest to a Catholic institution

300,000 ft2

一道本不卡免费高清total space, featuring an innovative environment, visible research and teaching, and collaborative spaces

85%

一道本不卡免费高清increase in undergraduate STEM enrollment at SCU over the past decade

>5,400

undergraduate students will experience a state-of-the-art STEM complex upon its completion in 2022

Photograph of John A. 60' and Susan Sobrato

About the Donors

For decades, John A. Sobrato ’60 and his wife Susan have been leaders in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley.

一道本不卡免费高清As founder and principal of The Sobrato Organization, John has focused on commercial properties for the high-technology industry since 1974, developing and constructing more than 150 office and R&D facilities. His and Susan’s gift to establish the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University reflects their commitment to solving the world’s problems with ethical and compassionate innovation and leadership, and their dedication to a vibrant Silicon Valley community.

 

A Legacy of Leadership & Philanthropy in Silicon Valley

A Legacy of Leadership & Philanthropy in Silicon Valley

Michael Engh, S.J.; Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63一道本不卡免费高清; and others reflect on the generosity of the Sobratos and their legacy of leadership.

Mike Malone interviews John A. Sobrato

Like No Place on Earth

“Professor Emeritus of Silicon Valley” Michael Malone ’75, MBA ’77 talks with John A. Sobrato ’60一道本不卡免费高清 about building the Valley—literally—and shaping it for future generations.

A Legacy at SCU

A Legacy at SCU

You see the Sobrato name throughout the Mission Campus—from Sobrato Residence Hall, the Library, and the Abby Sobrato Mall to the gift of Loyola Hall.

New Vision, New Facilities

The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is an impressive new complex in the heart of campus.

Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation
John A. Sobrato '60

Giving Back

“If you are successful in a particular business, you have an obligation to share some of that success with the communities where you were able to succeed.”

—John A. Sobrato ’60

 


STEM at SCU

Grace Stokes using a green laser in her research

Making Better Medicine

Cottrell Scholar Grace Stokes is exploring the power of peptoids in helping develop longer-lasting drugs.

Machine Learning and Nanomaterials

Hiding in Plain Sight

Nanomaterials are in lots of everyday products, but are they dangerous? Associate Professor Korin Wheeler and her student researchers want to find out.

Big Win for a Tiny House

Big Win for a Tiny House

The rEvolve House, SCU’s entry in the inaugural Tiny House competition, takes first place.

SCU partners with BioSpyder

SCU partners with BioSpyder

一道本不卡免费高清The leading innovator of molecular profiling applications will be part of the Corporate Partners Program.

The Gift of Water

The Gift of Water

Audrey Gozali ’18 wins a national award in civil engineering for her work in improving water quality.

Paul Abbyad holding a microfluidic device

Cell By Cell

With an NSF Career Award, Paul Abbyad一道本不卡免费高清 and a group of student researchers are hoping a new type of microfluidic device will help scientists learn more about cancer cells.


Make an Impact

一道本不卡免费高清“The Sobratos are setting a challenge for others, saying come join us to make Santa Clara University an even greater Jesuit, Catholic institution.”

一道本不卡免费高清—Former SCU President Michael E. Engh, S.J.

 

SCU President Michael E. Engh, S.J.