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Research is a key component of Wichita 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 Wichita 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, Wichita State University is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the United States. We intend to continue that arc with increased opportunities for student research and interdisciplinary research projects.
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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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Convergence Sciences

The Convergence Sciences Initiative advances interdisciplinary faculty and student research by removing barriers and rewarding collaboration and creativity.

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Centers and Institutes

Wichita 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 30 in U.S. college engineering R&D expenditures

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

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$164 million in research and development awards

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

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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

Wichita 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

Wichita 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.
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INNOVATION CAMPUS PARTNERS

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

Restoring lost history

Using 17th century accounts of Spanish conquistadors, Wichita 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, Wichita 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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