• Chapman University students working in the Keck Center of Science and Engineering.
Grand Challenges Initiative


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GCI is supported by both its own GCI Makerspace – open 20 hours a week, including some evening and weekend times – and the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.


Traditional disciplinary boundaries are broken in the GCI Makerspace. One team may be working on a virtual reality game while the team next to them is getting ready to sequence DNA. Equipment in the space supports in-depth work in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, environmental science, manufacturing and software engineering.

We have everything from 3D printers to virtual reality software to professional scientific equipment. Students in the GCI can even apply for small grants to purchase the materials that they need to realize their projects. You can learn more about some specific equipment below:

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Keck Center for Science and Engineering

The Keck Center features state-of-the-art research laboratories and open collaborative spaces where students, faculty and research fellows can work together. Walking through the halls of Keck, you’ll see students writing on the walls and working together on plaza steps and outdoor patios.

A 140,000 square-foot building, the Keck Center has more than 25 research labs that students can use as they work toward their GCI goals.

Keck Center for Science and Engineering

Contact Us

Dr. Javier Espeleta
GCI Program Co-Director

Jess Van Antwerp
Administrative Coordinator, GCI

Support the Grand Challenges Initiative

You can help our students undertake the most complex problems of our time by donating. Your support will help provide the resources they need to take on those challenges in concrete and meaningful ways.