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Keck Center for Science and Engineering

» Explore the Keck Center

The Keck Center is the home of our Schmid College of Science and Technology and future home of our Fowler School of Engineering. The Center’s opening in fall 2018 signaled a tremendous step forward in the STEM fields at Chapman University.

This facility helps power the convergence of science and technology on our campus. It also ushers in a new era of our faculty and students collaborating – across programs and disciplines – to solve global challenges.

Chapman student in the Keck Center

Keck Facilities

From classrooms to lab spaces and even the hallways, everything in the Keck Center is designed to foster collaboration and hands-on learning.
Rendering of Keck Center Engineering Wing

Engineering Wing

In our Engineering Wing (coming fall 2021), students and faculty will have access to facilities and technology that will help build the future.
Equipment at Chapman University's Keck Center

Training and Reservations

After training on certain equipment, students can reserve times to use each tool. Visit our page to view available equipment and make a reservation.
Chapman University students working with circuits

Grand Challenges Initiative

The GCI is a unique two-year project that is part of the curriculum for all incoming first-year students in Schmid College and the Fowler School of Engineering.

Tour the Keck Center

Two current Chapman students, Mateo and Ivan, will show you some of their favorite spots:

Make the Most Out of the Keck Center

Chapman University students working in a Keck Center laboratory

Learn how Ally Hasse '20, Biology Major with double Minors in Chemistry and Psychology, uses the Keck Center.


5 Tips for Making the Most of the Keck Center >>

Academic Programs in the Keck Center

The following academic programs have faculty, teaching and research facilities in the Keck Center:

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Grand Challenges Initiative

All Schmid College and Fowler Engineering undergraduate students participate in our Grand Challenges Initiative.

Over their first two years at Chapman, these students work in small interdisciplinary teams to solve grand challenges that fascinate them, from realizing unlimited renewable energy to explaining how the brain functions.

Keck Center Virtual Tours

Faculty and current students can visit our Training and Reservation page to explore specific tools in Keck.

Keck Center Virtual Tours are led by current students. You'll learn about STEM student opportunities while exploring our new 140,000-square-foot facility. View availability and register online.

Headshot of Schmid College Dean Andrew Lyon

“As you explore the Center, I am sure you will be struck by its beauty – from the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired exterior to the carefully curated artwork that fills the halls. Look deeper, however, and you will discover the true heartbeat and purpose of the Center: our students.”

Andrew Lyon - Founding Dean, Fowler School of Engineering