Integrated Science and Engineering Center
The 150,000 square-foot facility will house the Engineering Department alongside The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society (SIISS).
Educating the engineering leaders of tomorrow requires a culture of innovation and state-of-the art facilities, so we've invested in both. In 2019, the University broke ground on a 150,000 square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Center, home to cutting-edge laboratories and maker spaces. The University also announced the launch of The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, to inspire and build an enduring tradition of design thinking and innovation across BC.
Slated to open in 2021, the Integrated Science & Engineering Center will be a defining feature of the University's largest single investment in the sciences to date. Highlights include:
Named in honor of BC Trustee Phil Schiller ’82 and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, The Schiller Institute will be a hub for multi-disciplinary, collaborative research that engages students and faculty in solving pressing global issues in the areas of energy, the environment, and health.
Rapid advances in technology have given engineers new tools to address critical issues facing society and the environment. Now, the world needs more qualified engineers who want to use these tools in service of the common good.
Engineering education is trending towards socially relevant and outward-facing curricula that emphasize multidisciplinary learning and societal impact. Boston College's Human-Centered Engineering program leads the way in this regard, drawing upon the liberal arts offerings of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management, and BC's other professional schools to offer a broad-based interdisciplinary program of engineering studies for educating a global workforce of the future. This approach operates at the nexus of knowledge and action, encouraging students to integrate what they learn into their everyday lives and priming them to become engaged, effective global citizens.