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 supports PK-12 school renewal efforts locally and around the nation, and communicates about challenges and results that inform the public conversation about school quality, development, teaching and application of interactive media technologies.
  • 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.

UW Bothell Research and Teaching Labs

Microfabrication Cleanroom

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.

Scanning Electron Microscope

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.

UW Bothell Herbarium

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.

Community Centers

Environmental Education and Research Center at Saint Edward State Park

The Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) 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.

UW Bothell Research Center Procedures


  • Procedures for Establishing New Research Centers at UW Bothell.
  • Procedures for Reauthorizing Current Research Centers at UW Bothell
  • Sponsored Project Procedures for UW Bothell Research Centers
  • Budget Reconciliation
  • Cost Transfers
  • Effort Reporting
  • Roles & Responsibilities Summary Table

Updated October 10, 2020

UW Research Centers & Institutes

The UW Bothell Research Center Procedures incorporates the process for establishing a center in Seattle. Seattle provides these useful additional resources:

View Seattle UW Research Centers & Institutes page.