Trinity University Center for the Sciences and Innovation

The Vision

It began with a powerful vision. Forward thinking professors in eight departments of science, mathematics, and engineering recognized that break-though discoveries in the 21st century will be increasingly interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial in nature. Collaborating on how best to deliver science education to future generations of Trinity students, they created a new curricular initiative called Interdisciplinary Science Education through Research (ISER).


The new five-story building that is the hub of Trinity's Center for the Sciences and Innovation opened its doors to rave reviews from both students and faculty. The building, Phase 2 of the multi-year, multi-part construction project, features an inviting and spacious atrium, classrooms and labs outfitted with new equipment, and several cozy study areas.

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Latest news

Unpacking in CSIJune 30, 2013
Move-in Days Begin in Latest Addition to CSI
Equipment and faculty are now residing the Phase 3A of the Center for the Sciences and Innovation at Trinity University.


Trinity President Dennis Ahlburg signs the topping out beam in CSI 3BMarch 26, 2013 
CSI Construction Marks Milestone, Texas Style
For a few hours on a recent March day, 275 workers building the Center for the Sciences and Innovation took a break to enjoy a Tex-Mex lunch to mark a milestone in the construction of Trinity University's massive, multi-year project.



John and Bonnie Bowman KorbellJun. 26, 2012 
Excited About Science and Innovation
John Korbell, incoming chair of the Trinity University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Bonnie, have made a $750,000 gift in support of the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI).



Michael NeidorffApr. 26, 2012 
$5 Million Gift to Support Trinity's Center for the Sciences and Innovation
Trinity University has received a pledge for a $5 million gift from the Centene Corporation and Michael '65 and Noémi Neidorff to support the development of its new Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI).


March 19, 2012 
Goodbye Moody, Hello Center for the Sciences and Innovation
Come bid farewell to the building that figured so prominently in your academic career and learn about the exciting new science, engineering, and innovation facilities soon to rise in its place.



March 1, 2012 
Phase 3 Construction Set to Begin on CSI
Center for the Sciences and Innovation will see the start of two construction projects.


Jan. 30, 2012
Students and Faculty Enthusiastic Over New CSI Building
"Awesome" most used word to describe new Center for Sciences and Innovation building; preparations underway for next phase.


Jan. 29, 2012
Video: First Day of Classes in the CSI
On Monday, Jan. 23, Trinity University ushered in a new era when the first classes were held in the new Center for the Sciences and Innovation.

Highlights of the Center

Built to meet stringent LEED guidelines

Approximately 280,000 square feet of classroom, lab and office space

Interdisciplinary facility for multiple studies

Construction started May 2010, with completion scheduled for 2014

Glass wall construction opens lab to public viewing