University of San Diego – San Diego, CA

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110


This site is a commuting site only;  there are no residential facilities.

Maximum of 24 students will be enrolled.

The 2019 winning bridge at USD held 10 kg.

General Information

    • Course Dates:  June 22 – July 17
    • Time:  Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • No class on Friday, July 3
  • Dr. Charles Pateros

    Dr. Charles Pateros is a Professor of Practice in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego.  He was previously the Chief Technologist at EvoNexus, a non-profit technology startup incubator in Southern California.  Dr. Pateros joined the Engineering Innovation team in 2019.

  • Maitrayee Sahi

    I am a High School Physics and Math teacher with an Astronomy and Space Science background. I have over two decades of experience; first half was spent making sense of images and light curve data from Hubble Space Telescope and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the second half at local high schools teaching Physics, Earth Science and Math. In my classroom I use design thinking process to engage students to solve real world problems. I use current, local and global, phenomena to help students experience the process of science and make evidence based arguments. One of my passions is helping students leverage their strengths to achieve goals. On a daily basis, I strives to challenge students to think critically. When I am not indoors you can find me at the beach flying a kite.

Site Specific Information

  • A campus map can be found here.

    Class will be held in the Belanich Engineering Center, Room 116.

  • Most days students will have an hour for lunch.  Occasionally the lab schedule will necessitate a shorter lunch break.  The timing of the lunch break may change daily depending upon the schedule, but it will happen between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Students may bring a lunch or purchase lunch on campus at either Tu Mercado or Student Life Pavilion Dining.  Students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.

  • Students who choose to drive to campus should park in the Mission Structure which is located just past the main entrance to the University of San Diego at Linda Vista Road and Alcala Park Way.  There is a daily fee to park on campus.  For more information about campus parking please visit the university parking website.

  • Students will ave access to computers to complete their online research.

  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System – Trolley

    Students may take the Green Line MTS Trolley to either the Old Town stop or the Linda Vista stop.

    From the Old Town stop, they can ride in a  University of San Diego Tram to campus.

    From the Morena/Linda Vista stop they can walk up to the University of San Diego West Parking Structure and ride in a University of San Diego Tram to campus.  There is no charge to ride the Tram.

    University of San Diego Tram Services

    During the Summer Session, Tram Services runs on a minimum schedule due to low ridership. Expected wait times can range from 10 – 20 minutes. If you are experiencing a wait time greater than 20 minutes please call the Tram Services office or the Public Safety Dispatch center. Tram Services office hours are from 8am-4:00pm and can be reached at 619-260-8899, Public Safety Dispatch can be reached 24/7 at 619-260-7777.

    On–Campus Service Hours
    6:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

    Old Town Service Hours
    Morning Shuttle from Old Town Transit Center to USD
    6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (approximately every half-hour)

    Afternoon Shuttle from USD to Old Town Transit Center
    3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (approximately every half-hour)

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