School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

About Us

Leslie Cornick, Dean of STEM

"Welcome to the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics! As a School of STEM student you have a unique opportunity to engage with faculty doing cutting edge research in a supportive and collaborative academic setting that allows for interdisciplinary job-relevant training and project-based learning. Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education with an emphasis on serving our students, our region, and society. We invite you to explore your potential in our nationally renowned programs in Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering & Mathematics, and Physical Sciences".   
Leslie Cornick, Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

STEM Leadership Team

Please contact the STEM Leadership Team if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about the School of STEM:

Leslie Cornick, Dean
Kristine Arntson, Assistant to the Dean
Jennifer McLoud-Mann, Associate Dean for Operations
Christine Howard, Administrator
Kate Holland-Stone, Marketing and Communications Manager

Alaron Lewis, Chair, Biological Sciences Division
Bill Erdly, Chair, Computing and Software Systems Division
Linda Simonsen, Acting Chair, Engineering & Math Division
Dan Jaffe, Chair, Physical Sciences Division

Laura Avila, Director, Undergraduate Academic Services
Megan Jewell, Director, Graduate Academic Services
Christy Cherrier, Science Lab Manager

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was approved by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2013 in response to the need for a greater number of STEM graduates to meet the demands of industry in Washington state. UW Bothell combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work. 

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society. 

Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values.

Our core values are

  • COLLABORATION across disciplines and among students, faculty, staff, and community partners,
  • OPPORTUNITIES for all students to succeed and become effective critical thinkers,
  • RIGOR in the development of research that is globally recognized and serves our students and society, and
  • ENGAGEMENT through challenging and active learning experiences and enriching student-faculty interactions. 

STEM Programs at UW Bothell

Applied Computing (BA)
Biology (BS)
Climate Science & Policy (BS)
Chemistry (BS) (BA)
Chemistry, Biochemistry Option (BS)
Computer Engineering (BS)
Computer Science & Software Engineering (BS) (MS)
Computer Science & Software Engineering, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Option (BS)
Cybersecurity Engineering (MS)

Earth System Science (BS)
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) (MSEE)
Environmental Science (BS)
Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations
Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development
Interactive Media Design
(BA) Mathematics (BS)
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Physics (BS) (BA)


School of STEM by the Numbers

UW Bothell has been cited by CNBC as Number 1 among Public US Colleges that 'Pay Off the Most'. 

2nd UW Bothell ranks second in the state of Washington in terms of the annual number of bachelor of science graduates in computer science.

1,303 full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in STEM disciplines, including Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering & Mathematics, Physical Sciences and IMD.


589 FTEs in computer science and software engineering.

2,116 Total graduates from the STEM disciplines (since 2009).

$7.6 million Amount of research funding from the National Science Foundation (fy 2011-fy2018) for STEM-related projects.