Science, Technology and Health

Students conducting research in lab in Sinegal Center.

Multidisciplinary Research

STEM scholars across disciplines are awarded funding to support research projects with potentially transformative real-world implications.

August 29, 2023

Honors for Loertscher, Munson, Serio

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

August 28, 2023

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Diversifying Health Care

College of Nursing receives $2.5M grant to help expand the number of BIPOC doctoral nursing practitioners and increase outreach to underrepresented populations.

July 11, 2023

Today: Projects Day at Seattle University

Today Seattle University students and important Puget Sound region employers will display their work in computer science, engineering, and data science on campus at SU. Check out previews of some of the work here and here. 

June 2, 2023

An image featuring Camp Korey student group as part of Projects Day.

Solving Real-World Problems One Project at a Time

This year’s Projects Day will feature engineering, computer science and data science students collaborating on projects in partnership with some of the region's most impactful companies and organizations.

a graphic and photo featuring Project Center team Camp Korey

Solving Real-World Problems One Project at a Time

This year’s Projects Day will feature engineering, computer science and data science students collaborating on projects in partnership with some of the region's most impactful companies and organizations.

May 18, 2023

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Science Scholar

Seattle University chemistry student earns prestigious national undergraduate award.

December 13, 2022

Inside a lab at the Sinegal Center

Building Support for STEM

National Science Foundation award will help fund new program to bolster recruitment and improve access to the College of Science and Engineering. 

October 4, 2022

Kristen Swanson, Dean, College of Nursing

Lifetime Achievement

College of Nursing Dean Swanson to be honored with award recognizing her longstanding leadership in nursing education, research and patient care.

June 21, 2022

Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation.

The Sinegal Center is Golden

In addition to LEED Gold certification, the building’s grounds earns award for its landscape architecture. 

June 3, 2022

Image of the 2022 Earth Day logo alongside designer's name, Gabby Batinich, ‘23.

Designed to Inspire

Gabriela "Gabby" Batinich ‘23, shares her creative perspective as the winner of the 2022 Earth Month logo competition.

April 19, 2022

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Observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Seattle University observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through events related to awareness, education and prevention for the campus community.

April 5, 2022

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The Joy of Learning

Seattle University continues its female faculty series in honor of Women's History Month with Dr. Wan Bae.

March 15, 2022

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2022 Project Positive: Soothe Your Soul

University Recreation is excited to announce its signature event, which takes place Feb. 28-March 6 and features a series of events at Eisiminger Fitness Center and across campus.

February 28, 2022

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Tech Bowl 2022

Join Albers and GeekWire virtually on Feb. 17 as they dissect the 2022 Super Bowl’s best tech commercials.

February 16, 2022

Campus tree line with SU Administration Building in the background.

Tree Campus Designation

For the fifth year in a row, Seattle University has earned the Tree Campus Higher Education designation from the Arbor Day Foundation program.

February 15, 2022

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A Winning Perspective

Post-baccalaureate Biology student Kayla Meredith, ’22, was awarded the 2021 Murdock Poster Prize in the Developmental Biology-Physiology category at the 30th Annual Murdock College Science Research (MCSR) Conference.  

January 28, 2022

The secret world of nukes in Washington state

Story includes comments from Robin Narruhn, PhD, RN, assistant professor of Nursing, who spoke about the impact of nuclear fallout from tests on the Marshall Islands. 


December 9, 2021

The big dark and the big SAD are here

The story features an interview with Kathleen Cook, PhD, professor of Psychology and Department Chair.


November 16, 2021

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.


October 16, 2021

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.

ABC News

October 16, 2021

Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

Story features an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, co-lead of the Washington State Department of Health’s Strike Team and a senior instructor of psychology at Seattle University. 

Seattle Met magazine

October 15, 2021

As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It

Seattle U is mentioned as one of the area universities that feed the pipeline of new graduates in programming, research and data analytics jobs.

The New York Times

October 12, 2021

Faculty and staff wearing face coverings outside.

Randomized COVID-19 Testing Informs and Protects Seattle U

The health and well-being of the campus community remains a critical component of Seattle University’s return to in-person learning and programming this fall. A new element of the university’s COVID-19 response is a Faculty and Staff COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Plan for both unvaccinated and vaccinated employee populations.  

October 7, 2021

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers: 'We have asked teams to run marathons with each surge but at the pace of a sprint'

Rassiler-Bomers is aan alumna of Seattle U.

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 30, 2021

Gates Foundation poached Washington STEM CEO, then gave nonprofit $100K to find a replacement

Story mentions the recruitment by Amazon of the former Seattle U computer science chair and establishment of an endowed chair at the university.


September 27, 2021

Exterior shot of the Sinegal Center with sign

The New Heart of Seattle U

Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation a hub for STEM and a gateway to campus.

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Seattle U a Top 'Cool School'

Recognition affirms our commitment to being a leading university for environmental sustainability.  

September 14, 2021

You may be COVID 'carded': How to store your vaccine card on any phone

Story describes how Seattle U is handling the uploading of vaccination cards by students.


August 19, 2021

Shape Our Water Speaker Series, Phillip Thompson, PhD, PE, Seattle University

Dr. Phillip Thompson of Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability presents eight years of performance data for the Bullitt Center’s drinking water and wastewater treatment systems and discusses system modifications, lessons learned and how we might address Seattle’s future water needs by scaling the Living Building approach to new construction projects and retrofits.

Seattle Public Utilities

August 19, 2021

Understanding how urban development impacts wildlife

Story is about the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project that was launched by the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University in 2019.


July 28, 2021

How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens from COVID-19 hibernation

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2021

Critters in the City

Seattle is a top spot for mammal sightings, including opossums, tree squirrels and coyotes, according to a recent national study and research paper co-authored by a Seattle U biology professor.

June 30, 2021

Jesuit schools must be environmental justice leaders, dean says

The story notes that "In the U.S., Jesuit schools like Loyola Chicago, Santa Clara and Seattle University are in the vanguard of environmental action among Catholic institutions."

National Catholic Reporter

June 30, 2021

‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Herald

June 25, 2021

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Projects Day Goes Virtual

Another successful year of senior capstone projects and Projects Day is on the books, made even more notable for being completed almost entirely remotely due to COVID-19.

June 23, 2021

CSI Seattle U

June 8, 2021

Being Social Generates Larger Genomes in Snapping Shrimp

Kristin Hultgren, PhD, assistant professor of Biology, is a co-author of this research study. Snapping shrimp have long been a research topic of hers.

Columbia News

June 7, 2021

Projects Day graphic

Projects Day Preview

Now in its 34th year, Seattle U’s Projects Day will be unlike years past as the venerable day-long show-and-tell of senior capstone engineering projects will reflect a year-long design process done almost entirely virtually.

May 24, 2021

The pros and cons of returning to 'normal'

Audio story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.


May 20, 2021

First to College app logo

First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 2021

As India suffers, diaspora looks for ways to help from the NW

Story includes comments by Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics. 


April 27, 2021

Ghost kitchens accepted into college

Chartwells, one of the largest operators of college campus dining halls, is rolling out ghost kitchens in its network. Among the schools where the pilot has been tested are Seattle University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Dallas and San Jose State University.

Modern Shipper

April 16, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stevens Initiative Grantees

The Stevens Initiative is supporting 19 virtual exchange programs that will prepare young people to be leaders in our interconnected world.

Stevens Initiative

April 9, 2021

In Seattle as everywhere, hope is ahead — but we haven’t hit the ‘post’ in post-traumatic stress from COVID-19

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead of the state’s Strike Team.

The Seattle Times

March 20, 2021

A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Story includes comments from Mary Alberg, PhD, professor of Physics.


February 28, 2021

Washington needs more bicultural, bilingual doctors. This Puyallup doc set a high bar

Editorial focused on Dr. Ovidio Penalver, father of  Seattle U president-elect Eduardo Penalver.

The News Tribune

February 25, 2021

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