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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 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.

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.

Swenson Family Hall of Engineering

In the Swenson Family Hall of Engineering, students and faculty can access facilities, equipment, and technology within classrooms, labs, and a Makerspace to help build the future.

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.

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:

You can also take a 360 tour of the Keck Center using this virtual tour:

Make the Most Out of the Keck Center

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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Keck Center Tours

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

We offer student-led in-person and virtual tours of the Keck Center. 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