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Research is a key component of 鶹ƽ State's Innovation strategy. Our unique blending of accomplished faculty, high-tech labs and research facilities and on-campus partnerships offers students the chance to be a part of vital research that is changing lives.

Research is a key component of 鶹ƽ State's Innovation strategy. Our unique blending of accomplished faculty, high-tech labs and research facilities and on-campus partnerships offers students the chance to be a part of vital research that is changing lives.

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RESEARCH RISING

Since 2010, 鶹ƽ State University is one of the in the United States. We intend to continue that arc with increased opportunities for student research and interdisciplinary research projects.
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National Leaders in Digital Transformation Research

At 鶹ƽ State, Digital Transformation Research is changing the world by streamlining traditionally manual and physical processes to improve efficiencies and increase sustainability. This field is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together the brightest minds from across the spectrum of academia and fitting them with unique tools to address complex challenges and opportunities.

WSU's is home to the National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation which has a dedicated building on the Innovation Campus. 

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National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation
WSU's National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation will open its new headquarters in 2023 on the Innovation Campus.
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Office of Research

WSU's Office of Research was created to support faculty and staff researchers in streamlining the development and implementation of proposals, grants and contracts. The office is focused on fostering technology transfer by supporting the development of new business ventures, partnerships, patenting and licensing.

 

 

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Interdisciplinary Research

WSU's Interdisciplinary Research Initiative advances interdisciplinary faculty and student research by removing barriers and rewarding collaboration and creativity.

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National Institute for Aviation Research

Centers and Institutes

鶹ƽ State University research is buoyed by more than 30 centers and institutes that provide crucial research for local, regional and national entities.

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URCAF

Through the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum, students present their scholarly and creative activity and compete for cash awards.

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GRASP Symposium

The Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Symposium showcases innovative graduate research to the wider community.

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RESEARCH BY THE NUMBERS

Top 20 in U.S. college engineering R&D expenditures

鶹ƽ State continues to rise in the National Science Foundation's ranking of U.S. college engineering R&D expenditures

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$402 million in resarch grants awarded at WSU

As one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, 鶹ƽ State continues a run of record-setting annual research funding.

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5,400 acres of WSU-owned prairieland and streams for ecology and biological research

WSU's Youngmeyer Ranch, Ninnescah Reserve, Gerber Reserve and Sellers Reserve field stations support research, instruction, conservation and outreach.

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30+ Centers and Institutes, many of which work closely with local, regional and national businesses

鶹ƽ State's research and academic capacity is elevated and expanded by a growing list of centers and institutes that serve as conduits for new knowledge and insight.

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RESEARCH ON THE INNOVATION CAMPUS

鶹ƽ State University's Innovation Campus brings together resources, ideas, expertise and student talent to make the world a better place. The Innovation Campus features more than 20 national and international companies in an environment designed to foster collaboration and interaction.
Aerial view of Innovation campus

INNOVATION CAMPUS PARTNERS

Partnership logos: Spirit Aerosystems, Fairmount Technologies LLC, Firepoint, Hexagon, Hyatt Place, GoCreate, Dassault Systems, Sedgwick County Kansas, Airbus, BCG, City of 鶹ƽ, Deloitte, NetApp, Martin Defense Group, The YMCA, Textron Aviation

Restoring lost history

Using 17th century accounts of Spanish conquistadors, 鶹ƽ State professor Donald Blakeslee and his team of students rediscovered the fabled lost city of Etzanoa, located near Arkansas City, Kansas.
Etzanoa excavation site

Research News

 

Beyond the classroom, beyond the campus

Thanks to our location in Kansas' largest city, 鶹ƽ State students have applied learning and real-world research opportunities other school can't match. Our vast partnerships in virtually every industry provide students with diverse opportunities to train like professionals—while still in school.
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