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» The Future of Chapman Sciences and Engineering

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The Building


At 140,000 square feet and a cost of $130 million, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering is the largest, most expensive and most technologically advanced facility ever built at Chapman University.

Home to the highly regarded Schmid College of Science and Technology in the Hall of Science and to the new Fowler School of Engineering in the Swenson Hall of Engineering, the Keck Center is a catalyst for collaboration and innovation in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

As we reflect on the great success of the grand opening of the Hall of Science in 2018, it is with great anticipation and excitement that we look forward to the opening of the Swenson Hall of Engineering in the fall of 2021.

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The People

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When we discuss the merits of this innovative facility, we must also consider the people who bring it to life – the committed science and engineering students and faculty of Chapman.

With the university’s strong commitment to academic research, health science, bioscience, computational science, environmental science, and translation of discoveries to technologies, the Keck Center is home to physicists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, ecologists, engineers, as well as computer, data and food scientists.faculty of Chapman.

Meet the faculty of the Schmid College of Science and Technology >>

Meet the faculty of the Fowler School of Engineering >>


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The Impact


Considering the breadth of disciplines housed within its walls, the Keck Center is destined to become one of the most diverse research and teaching facilities in the United States. A gift of any size will create extraordinary learning and research opportunities for students in Chapman University’s acclaimed science and engineering programs and directly contribute to the future of these industries.

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“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 - Dean, Fowler School of Engineering

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“Our nationally and internationally acclaimed team of teachers, scholars and researchers are fully committed to mentoring and inspiring the next generation of scientific leaders.”

Michael Ibba - Dean, Schmid College of Science and Technology

The Grand Challenges Initiative


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Under the Grand Challenges Initiative, interdisciplinary student teams will partner to tackle the most critical and immediate challenges we face in our world. Renowned faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and team members from diverse science backgrounds will synthesize unique approaches to a broad range of global problems, such as renewable energy, food availability and climate change.

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