Research Centers and Facilities
UW Bothell Research Centers
The University of Washington Bothell is deeply engaged in developing a strong but flexible infrastructure that will support a wide range of scholarly activities and community partnerships. Especially important to this growth is the establishment of academic centers, each with its own role and mission, but consistent with the larger mission of the campus.
There are two research center at UW Bothell:
- The Goodlad Institute for Education Renewal exists to promote justice-centered purposes of education by co-designing and studying processes for continuous renewal with schools, universities, and communities, and by the preparation of educators and future leaders.
- The Center for Biotechnology Innovation and Training (CBIT) focuses on increasing the numbers of biotechnology-trained STEM graduates for the growing industry around Bothell and the greater Puget Sound region as well as facilitate collaborative biotechnology research for faculty and students, with industry.
New Center Charter - under review
Li’lskut Collaborative for Socio-Ecological Engagement (LiCSEE) is a university-led research and learning unit that operates at the Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) in Saint Edward State Park. The EERC is a dedicated and recently renovated 2,700 square foot facility located within the boundaries of Saint Edward State Park (SESP), on the northeast shore of Lake Washington and approximately six miles from the UW Bothell campus.
The center charter proposal was open to public comment from April 19 to May 26, 2023 and is now closed. Comments were forwarded to Dr. Santiago Lopez to inform future revisions to the charter in a process that includes discussion at the GFO EC and the VCAA Leadership Council.
UW Bothell Research and Teaching Labs
UW Bothell Microfabrication Cleanroom (MFC) was established in order to support faculty research and student education which includes modern microfabrication equipment. This facility provides resources that bring together the multidisciplinary researchers and students at UW Bothell in order to accelerate the pace of engineering and science advancement, innovation, and excellence in education. Learn more about the cleanroom facility.
A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was purchased through a National Science Foundation grant to foster new research directions and facilitate multidisciplinary research collaboration at UW Bothell. Equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray analysis system, the SEM allows researchers to image structures in nanometer size along with chemical compositions. Learn more about the SEM.
A herbarium is a plant facility that functions in three ways: as a museum, a library, and a scientific lab. Plants are collected in the field and details are recorded including information on habitat, form, size, and color. They are then pressed in newspaper, allowed to dry, and finally glued on thick paper. The preserved plants are stored in a cabinet, and organized. At the UW Bothell Herbarium, plants are organized alphabetically first by family, then by genus and species. The whole process takes at least 3 weeks, but the specimens can last hundreds of years. Learn more about the UW Bothell Herbarium.
Environmental Education and Research Center in Saint Edward State Park
The UW Bothell at the Environmental Education (EERC) and Research Center in St. Edward State Park is a regional research and education hub that will provide field learning and environmental research opportunities for K-12 students, local colleges, and neighboring communities. The EERC will be housed in the Gym Annex of the St. Edward Seminary building which was recently renovated. In addition to the classroom and meeting space, the learning center will use the 326 acres of the State Park as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom. The EERC will provide evidenced-based science programs to connect and inspire a diverse community of park visitors and environmental stewards. Read more about the EERC project and space.