For the past 33 years, engineering students at Seattle University have applied their education to real-world application. It’s part of a program with Kenworth in which senior year mechanical and electrical engineers participate in “Capstone” projects with local companies. Capstone enables students to put much of their knowledge to work in an academic year-long class to create something tangible that one day might be commercially produced.
May 6, 2020
The future of artificial intelligence (AI) is here: self-driving cars, grocery-delivering drones and voice assistants like Alexa that control more and more of our lives, from the locks on our front doors to the temperatures of our homes.
But as AI permeates everyday life, what about the ethics and morality of the systems? For example, should an autonomous vehicle swerve into a pedestrian or stay its course when facing a collision?
These questions plague technology companies as they develop AI at a clip outpacing government regulation, and have led Seattle University to develop a new ethics course for the public.
Feb 11, 2020
Facing unprecedented enrollment demand in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines over the past decade, Seattle U is starting construction this summer on a new five-story, 111,000-square foot building with a price tag of $100 million. The CSI, located at the corner of 12th Avenue and East Marion Street, is being called a “gateway” to the 50-acre campus and is scheduled to open in 2021. Two renovated buildings will follow in 2023.
May 30, 2019
At the 2019 Washington GIS Conference, The Seattle University Sound Transit team competed and won second place in the Dick Thomas Award. The team is comprised of civil and electrical engineering students, and they worked on an Interactive Noise Map Application (INMA) for Customer Access to Light Rail Noise Data.
May 24, 2019
Seattle University announced today that Amazon has made a $3 million gift to the new Center for Science and Innovation. This gift supports the school's commitment to increase access to computer science and STEM education, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities.
May 13, 2019
In 2016-2017, a project team of four of Seattle University civil engineering students took on an engineering challenge from Seattle City Light to determine the capacity of the Ross Dam Intake Access Bridge at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, an essential structure to conduct maintenance operations at Ross Dam. Last month, Seattle U was selected as one of this year’s National Council of Examiners for Engineering Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Education Award recipients for their work.
Aug 1, 2018
Covington Water District (District) and Seattle University (SU) partner up for the second year of conducting real world project work with Seattle University engineering students. The District views this partnership with SU’s engineering students as a “win-win” for all involved.
Dec 15, 2017
PACCAR, a long-term partner with Seattle U's Project Center and their Sponsor Liaisons Jerry Ross and Danny Baldwin worked with students Keoni Akina, Oshian Coates, Dai Nguyen, Kayz Nguyen, Ashley White and Faculty Advisor Shiny Abraham Ph.D on Phase II of a semi-truck to trailer communication system that allows truck drivers to respond to critical situations that occur in their attached trailer.
Jun 7, 2017