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 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. 


  • Assistant Professor Cynthia Chang quoted in New Yorker article about the Mt. St Helens eruption. Learn more here. 
  • UW Bothell astronomer, students study exotic binary system - Learn about their observations here
  • The University of Washington Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will welcome 16 new faculty to the school starting fall 2015. - Learn more about the new faculty members here
  • UW Bothell School of STEM professor, Doug Wacker (Biological Sciences) has been selected to receive the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. - Learn more about his research here
  • Check Out This KPLU Interview About 3D Printed Hands Featuring UW Bothell Student, Cameron Ramsay Whalen! - 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