Santa Clara University
is located 46 miles south of San Francisco, near the southern tip
of the San Francisco Bay, in the middle of Silicon Valley, one of
the nation's great concentrations of high technology industry. We
enjoy a moderate Mediterranean climate, with an average maximum
temperature of 71°F and an average minimum temperature
of 42°F The sun shines about 293 days per year,
with an average annual rainfall of approximately 15 inches.
- To learn Alice, a software programming environment
that utilizes 3-D visualization methods, as a medium to create a high-level
of interest in computer graphics, animation, and storytelling among
- To collaboratively develop curricula that
can be integrated into high school and middle school programs, and
- To establish a community of faculty to provide
continuing support during the academic year.
Part of a national collaboration among St. Joseph's University,
Colorado School of Mines, Ithaca College, Santa Clara University, Duke
University, and the Virginia Beach School System.