School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Students working in the Sarah Simonds Greene conservatory faculty teaching math students working in the lab Students working on their computer electrical engineering student in lab

Providing access to STEM education

The School of STEM is the fastest-growing school at UW Bothell. As we grow, we are committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who put students first. 

  • 40%of our STEM faculty is female - far outpacing the national average. 
  • 75%of UW Bothell faculty use students in their research. 
  • 33new degrees have been added at the UW Bothell in last last five years: 14 are in the STEM fields. 


  • UW Bothell ranked No. 3 by Money magazine in a national list of 25 great colleges for good science students. Learn more.
  • UW Bothell math team pentagon discovery named one of the top 100 science stories of the year by Discovery Magazine.
  • Electrical engineering lecturer Kaibao Nie licenses invention to help deaf hear music again. Learn more.
  • Assistant Professor Cynthia Chang quoted in New Yorker article about the Mt. St Helens eruption. Learn more here. 


Discovery Hall: Home to the School of STEM

Building Construction

Opened for classes in fall 2014, Discovery Hall is a state-of-the-art science and academic building. With 74,000 square feet, the building features 11 labs, and space for 1,000 students.

"I really like the hands-on experiences that we get from the program. We are actually solving real-world problems in the lab and doing things that we will be doing when we start working outside of school.” Renee Delgadillo, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2015