Leader of Engineering: 2010 to Present

2011

Engineering Pathways to Success launches as a joint venture with the Lurie College of Education and the College of Science, with $1M in donations from Silicon Valley businesses. Donors include KLA-Tencor, Xilinx, Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Aruba Networks, and Agilent. Part of the EPS is Project Lead the Way, which develops STEM curricula for middle and high schools. San Jose State hosts the regional chapter, providing 3,000 Bay Area public school students a hands-on engineering curriculum to help them prepare for college.

2011

Aeronautical Engineering alumni Julie Sattler, who became the first female maintainability engineer at Lockheed Martin, is recognized by the Women In Aerospace organization with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

2011

Biomedical Engineering program is established.

2012

Aeronautical engineering students take home first place at the Design. Build/Fly competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation. This was the first time SJSU won the AIAA competition, and they beat out 68 teams including MIT, Cornell, and Columbia.

2012

The College pilots a program called Excellence in Your Engineering Education (EXCEED), a ten-day campus experience to help prepare new students to better meet the demands of college.

2012

GTI photo

The College establishes the Global Technology Initiative with the mission of giving U.S. students a global perspective focusing on technology and business developments in Asia. In years to come there will be many trips to China and Taiwan, and a few to India.

Andrew Hsu2013

Andrew Hsu becomes seventh Dean. Formerly AVP of Research and Dean of graduate school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Under Hsu, student enrollment grows from 4,000 to 7,000. International student enrollment more than doubles. 70% of the students are of ethnic minority.

2014

Carolyn Guidrey

The Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation establishes the Carolyn Guidry Professorship for Engineering Education, and additionally pledges support of the college’s Women in Engineering program.

2015

The inaugural Power of Women in Engineering Conference takes place, later names Silicon Valley Women in Engineering Conference.

2015

Aerospace Engineering students establish a new rocketry altitude record of 55,373 feet in under a minute.

2015

Engineering enrollment reaches 7,300, making the College one of the largest engineering programs in California.

2015

Spartan Racing Team takes first place overall at the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) in Lincoln, Nebraska -- the first time a California-based team has won the competition since it began in 1980.

2015

Women now comprise 23% of the engineering students, an increase from 4% in 1975. The most popular graduate degree this year is Software Engineering.

Ping Hsu with Students2016

Ping Hsu becomes Interim Dean, his second time in the role

2016

Dan Cheadle (BS ‘67, MS Electrical Engineering, ‘70) established the Cheadle Radio Frequency and Communication Lab.

2016

Engineering’s Off-Campus programs graduate the first classes from MS Software Engineering with a specialization in Cybersecurity, and MS Engineering with a specialization in Battery Technologies.

2017

Dean Sheryl Ehrman with Students

Dr. Sheryl Ehrman, a chemical engineer, is appointed Dean.

2018

The College of Engineering is ranked by US News and World Report as third in the nation among public engineering programs that confer Bachelors and Masters degrees. SJSU is ranked 8th Best in U.S. in Social Mobility by the New York Times.

2019

The 8th TechEd Satellite is deployed from International Space Station, earning the team a Commendation by the Mayor of San Jose.

2019

First Blockchain class and club, run by Engineering lecturer, opens to all students.

2020

COVID-19 strikes; College responds by moving classes and labs online. Attendance and participation actually increase in some cases. College prepares thousands of kits so students can test batteries, program robots and build computers at home.

2020

SJSU is ranked #1 Most Transformative University in United States by Money Magazine.