About

Welcome to the College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering was founded in September 2003 by Founding Dean Arlan Norman. Originally founded under the name "College of Science and Technology," the college changed its name in June of 2014. CSE is home to seven departments: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering & Design, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy, as well as the the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center and Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program.

Our Mission

To serve the science and engineering needs of Washington State and the global community by advancing scholarship and educating thoughtful leaders and problem solvers.

Student Research

Undergraduate research provides students with the invaluable opportunity to develop their skills in a guided and collaborative environment and prepares students for success in their careers and any future academic pursuits. We are one of the leaders of undergraduate student research in the country. Each year, the college offers summer research stipends and academic scholarships to students to support undergraduate research. 

Projects undergraduate students have been involved with include studying the geology of Mars, creating robust and light-weight composites for aerospace, and designing and synthesizing conducting polymers and conducting polymer-biopolymer composites for use as artificial muscles, implantable electrodes and drug delivery vehicles.