School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

UW Bothell ranks second in the state of Washington in terms of the annual number of bachelor of science graduates in computer science. 629
fall full-Time Equivalent (fTE) students enrolled in STEM disciplines, including biology, computer science and software engineering, and electrical engineering. 1,019
Total graduates from the STEM disciplines (since 1998).

Providing Access to STEM Education

The School of STEM is committed to providing access to students from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations

  • 40%of STEM students at UW Bothell are from diverse backgrounds
  • 26%of UW Bothell STEM students are female
  • 50%of the University of Washington's 2012 enrollment growth came from the UW Bothell campus

From the Dean:
Elaine Scott
The School of STEM is built upon the UW Bothell tradition of innovation and creativity. We’re adding talented new faculty and new degree programs to meet the need for more STEM graduates in Washington state. Students learn by doing hands-on projects in close collaboration with faculty. Our proximity to Seattle’s high-tech industry enables our students to land internships and jobs with some of the best-known companies in the nation. At the UW Bothell School of STEM, we are committed to student success.Elaine Scott


  • Science Friday! Physical Science professor, Dan Jaffe, was invited to speak on the popular podcast about his experiences with crowd funding. Listen in to his segment from 17:31 forward. - Listen Here
  • Great news for STEM students. Mathematicians were rated as the best job for 2014! - Details
  • UW Bothell Receives Approval for Two New Engineering Degrees - Details
UW Bothell names Sue Ambler, Workforce Snohomish CEO, 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

The University of Washington Bothell has named Workforce Snohomish president and CEO Sue Ambler the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Each year, the university recognizes an alumnus who has exhibited distinguished professional achievements and outstanding community service. Ambler graduated in 1997 with a Master of Education degree from UW Bothell. - Read More Here

School of STEM Marks One Year of Accomplishments

The School of STEM is offiically one year old. That year has included many significant milestones and accomplishments:

  • Enrollment growth: In one short year, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) STEM students at UW Bothell has increased by more than forty percent.
  • New majors and degrees: Two new majors have been added: Interactive Media Design (BA with IAS) and Mathematics (BS); and one new graduate program: Cyber Security Engineering (MS). In addition, two new degrees have been approved: Computer Engineering (BS) and Mechanical Engineering (BSME), and two new minors have been approved: Consciousness and Physics. There are a number of degree proposals in progress: Chemistry (BS and BA), Electrical Engineering (MSEE), and Information Assurance and Cyber Security (UG option).
  • Faculty growth: The faculty has grown as well, with the addition of 12 excellent new faculty members, including Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. Four new faculty members joined the Division of Computing and Software Systems, and in addition to Chancellor Yeigh, four faculty were added to the Division of Engineering and Mathematics. The final three went to the Division of Physical Sciences. There are 12 additional searches ongoing (and nearing completion) to hire additional faculty members for the fall of 2014!
  • Research: In the past year, over 30 research proposals have been submitted, with seven awards thus far, totaling over $1.8M in funding, along with our first CAREER Award and our first Fulbright Award. Of particular importance is the faculty’s dedication to undergraduate research.  This was highlighted at the undergraduate research symposium, which had great participation from STEM. All of these efforts have led to numerous conference presentations and proceedings (many with students) and journal publications.
"UW Bothell's smaller community encourages more interaction with professors; students receive feedback quickly and obtain valuable resources for career development. In the electrical engineering program we work directly with industry professionals and our professors. We face real world problems and get a lot of hands-on experience. At the end of the program, our final design is a finished product -- all the way from the circuit board design to product packaging."Julia Shagdai, Senior, Electrical Engineering
Building Update

Building Construction

Opening in 2014, the new Science and Academic Building will 74,000 square foot building which will accommodate 1,000 full-time students.