Future Focused

Building for the future at the intersection of industry, innovation and humanity

The Center for Science and Innovation is more than stone, steel and glass. It’s the new heart of Seattle University. A place to shape the world’s next generation of leaders. A place where students will gain the skills and knowledge to solve the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow.

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Campus-wide Impact

  • Public “maker space”
  • Partnerships with industry leaders
  • Launching a new program in Data Science
  • Science on display
  • Multi-investigator research and teaching labs
  • Project Center spaces Learn more

New Building

  • 5 Stories
  • 111,000 sq ft
  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science

Bannan Science and Engineering Buildings

  • Updates to key spaces
  • Expanded Engineering Project Center
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Naming Opportunities

Making the CSI a reality will not be possible without support from our generous donors. In addition to the lasting impact gifts make, donors are able to name their gifts after themselves, their company or loved ones, honoring and amplifying their commitment to supporting and transforming Seattle U.

*Spaces have been named/committed

Ahead of the Curve:
Stem education at Seattle U

Seattle University scientists, engineers and computer scientists are game changers.

Our graduates enter the workforce prepared to lead inter-disciplinary teams and manage complex projects. They are skilled communicators. They know how to approach tough problems and collaborate to get the best results. While they focus on the technical aspects of a problem they never lose sight of the broader implications of the solutions.

TOP 15%

The College of Science and Engineering ranks #26 in the nation.

—U.S. News & World Report, 2019

Women in STEM

Over 40% of the students and over 40% of the full-time faculty in the College of Science and Engineering are women.

College of Science and Engineering



Growth (since 2009)



Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

For up-close and personal stories illustrating Seattle U’s unique experiential, problem-based, industry-relevant STEM curriculum, check out REACH Magazine.

Task Force

Dean Allen, Chair McKinstry Chief Executive Officer

Ron Armstrong PACCAR Inc. Chief Executive Officer

John Hamilton, ’87, MBA, Albers Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President, Engineering

Drew Herdener, ’01, BA, Communications Amazon Vice President, Global Corporate and Operations Communications

John Hooper, ’81, BS, Civil Engineering Magnusson Klemencic Associates Senior Principal and Director of Earthquake Engineering, CSE Dean's Leadership Council Chair

Craig Kinzer Kinzer Partners Partner

Scott Redman Sellen Construction President

Dave Sabey Sabey Corporation President

Ana White, '95, BS, Mathematics F5 Networks CHRO/EVP

The Future of STEM in Seattle


Michelle Finet
Senior Director of Development

Michael J. Quinn, PhD
Dean, College of Science & Engineering

Press Inquiries

Dean Forbes
Marketing & Communications

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