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The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM, formerly CSHE) is comprised of 11 programs of study, all with steadily increasing student enrollments.

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    Launched in 2005, and building on three decades of prior activity in computer science and engineering, the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences (SCES) is a major pipeline of technology advancement and innovation for the region. Through its history, EWU and SCES have produced over 4,000 graduates  in computer and engineering related areas and helped over 20 spin-off companies emerge, some now with several hundreds of employees.  Project partners for SCES include Avista, Itron, Triumph, Goodyear, Innovate Washington, NextIT, District 81, Intrinium, TriGeo, Greater Spokane Incorporated and many more.  As the host of annual the FIRST Robotics, FIRST Lego, Human Powered Paper Vehicle and other competitions for the youth, SCES actively promotes STEM education and outreach in the region.

    It was in recognition of these efforts that the SCES was selected as recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Award for "Organization of the Year." The Catalyst Awards recognize contributions by individuals, organizations and businesses that demonstrate the utilization of technology and innovation to bring economic development to the region. The Catalyst Awards were presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated, Technet and the Spokane University District on Oct. 5, 2011.



    SCES receiving the 2011 Catalyst Award as "Organization of the Year." From left to right Christian Hansen, Judd Case and Steve Simmons. Photo by Eric Galey.







    SCES is housed in the Computing and Engineering Building, a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2005, which features more than 20 laboratories including a Game Development and Computer Animation Studio, as well as laboratories for robotics, cybersecurity, materials science, computer aided manufacturing and many others.  Classrooms and laboratories in the facility are designed for optimum educational experiences and are furnished with cutting-edge equipment that aids teaching theory and practice, skill and creativity. Furthermore, students majoring in the computing and engineering sciences will have opportunities to gain real-world and hands-on experience through internship opportunities working off-site in one of the many businesses that the school is partnering with.

    Graduates of the programs in the School of Computing & Engineering Sciences will be graduating from timely, high-quality education programs with the practical skills needed in today's fast-changing technological fields. They will be equipped to provide creative solutions, pursue continued learning, and participate in the development of the technologies of tomorrow.

    Leadership and Staff

    Dr. Christian K. Hansen

    Dr. Christian K. Hansen
    Associate Dean of Computing and Engineering Sciences
    Phone: (509) 359-7046
    E--mail :

    Dr. Christian K. Hansen is head of the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences and associate dean of the College of Science, Health and Engineering. He brings to this position more than 20 years experience in a variety of engineering applications, including reliability modeling and failure data analysis for complex electronic systems. He is a long time volunteer with the IEEE and is currently serving as the Treasurer of the the IEEE Reliability Society. He is also active in the research of academic leadership and author of the book Time Management for Department Chairs (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He holds tenure in the Department of Mathematics and teaches a variety of courses in probability and statistics. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Denmark with degrees in Electrical Engineering (MS, 1988) and Statistics (PhD, 1991).

    Gar Springberry

    Gar Springberry
    Advisor, School of Computing and
    Engineering Sciences
    Phone: (509) 359-6254

    Mr. Gar Springberry is advisor for the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences. He is available to meet with current and prospective students majoring in engineering, design, computer science and other majors offered by the school. He also frequently visits community colleges within the region and is available to assist students with the process of transferring to a four-year institution.

    Laura Sanchez
    Career Advisor, College of Science, Health and Engineering
    114 Showalter Hall
    Phone: (509) 359-6364

    Ms. Laura Sanchez is the Career Advisor for the College of Science, Health and Engineering. She  joined Eastern in 2008, with the Office of Admissions, where she spent the past 4 years doing recruitment and outreach.



    Contact Information

    College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    138 Communications Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6244

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