About the College


The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is home to forward-thinking programs, innovating research and exciting projects.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is one of the most exciting places to be a student at Eastern Washington University. Our students and faculty constantly work with innovating technology and ideas. Every year, we send students and faculty members to present their research and share their projects around the nation.

Our primary mission is to prepare students for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. We do so by working closely with students, providing courses that keep up with technological advancements, and working with the local community to solve problems.

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Dean David Bowman


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Dr. Bowman earned his BS, MS and PhD in geology at the University of Southern California.

He was the interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) and professor of geophysics at California State University, Fullerton. Previously he spent six years as the chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences at Cal State Fullerton.

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Community and Industry Partnerships


ASTRA connects, convenes and communicates STEM policy and research findings across the U.S. STEM ecosystem. The goal of ASTRA is to improve the nation’s R&D, Innovation and STEM Talent capacity by increasing funding and understanding of the importance of the global innovation ecosystem.

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This program is designed to assist miners and mine operators in Washington to comply with the specific training requirements of Section 115 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

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FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

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The Mobius Science Center ignites imaginations of people ages eight to 108 with inquiry-based exhibits, technology, and skill-building activities.

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The STEM Network is an action-oriented partnership among multiple organizations within a defined geographic area, working toward a common goal of increasing student success in STEM. This community-based strategy engages schools, businesses, governments, and other stakeholders to drive innovation and improvements in STEM teaching and learning at a systems level.

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STEMconnector is a professional services firm committed to increasing the number of STEM-ready (Science Technology Engineering Math) workers in the global talent pool.

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MESA stands Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement and has been committed to building a pathway to college and careers in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) since 1982. MESA develops programming and initiatives to improve diversity and retention with an emphasis on traditionally underrepresented students in STEM fields, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Pacific Islanders, and women.

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Washington STEM is a statewide, independent nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. Launched in 2011 and founded on the principles of equity, partnership, and sustainability, Washington STEM seeks smart, scalable solutions that lead to opportunities for those students most underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields.

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The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) supports a wide variety of community engagement efforts related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. STEM represents the disciplines and areas of study that will demand the highest growth in student enrollment in order to support the future demands of a society becoming increasingly dependent on advanced technology and knowledge. At CSTEM we are partnering with several non-profit organizations that support the STEM mission through a variety of strategies targeting kids and young adults from Kindergarten to College age. Links to websites for our community partners as well as general resources for STEM education are listed here.