University Celebrates Milestone in Construction of the Science & Engineering Innovation Center

By University Strategic Marketing and Communications

Monday, Oct. 3, the University marked a milestone with a topping out ceremony for the Science & Engineering Innovation Center (SEIC). Representatives from the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE), UCorp, Advancement, Genentech, DPR Construction, the SmithGroup design firm and more were present at the event, held near the construction site on 19th Ave. Attendees had the opportunity to sign the final beam, which was overflowing with signatures and messages. President Lynn Mahoney and CoSE Dean Carmen Domingo, among others, made short remarks thanking everyone for their work and shared their enthusiasm for what this new building will bring to campus. 

“This building is a game changer for us,” President Mahoney said during the ceremony. She notes that in addition to positively changing the campus, it will continue to support our students, many of whom are first-generation college students of color. “We are particularly proud of the work we’ve done building a diverse pipeline in STEM.” 

Learn more about the Science & Engineering Innovation Center and the Catalyze the Future fundraising campaign to support the Center at

SEIC under construction with crane

When completed in 2024, the Science & Engineering Innovation Center will be home to the School of Engineering, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the College of Science & Engineering's Dean's Offices, and the College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE).

For more information about donating to the College of Science and Engineering, contact:

Anjali Billa ( She/Her/Hers )
Associate Vice President
University Development
(415) 405-3625