WSU is a trusted partner with some of the world’s leading companies and, as a result, offers unmatched student applied learning and career gateway experiences. In FY19, the university exceeded $100 million in annual R&D support. On-campus research partners include Airbus, NetApp, Deloitte, Dassault Systemes, Textron and Spirit AeroSystems. All have come to WSU because of its applied learning and research commitment.

Existing Facilities and Amenities

John Bardo Center

John Bardo Center

  • Opened in 2017
  • Home to College of Engineering student labs
  • National Institute for Aviation Research industry labs
  • GoCreate
  • Dassault Systemes 3D Experience Center
  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Navatek LLC

Airbus Americas Engineering Building

Airbus Americas Engineering

  • Opened in 2017 as first partnership building
  • Engages in aerostructures desgin and analysis of aircraft primary structure for all major Airbus products
  • Provides opportunities for Applied Learning

Partnership 2 Building

Partnership 2 (P2)

  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • FirePoint Innovations
  • College of Engineering Administration
  • Engineering Student Success
  • NIAR Advanced Research Lab
  • Machine Learning/Digital Twin Labs

Jerry Moran Center (AVET)

Jerry Moran Center (AVET)

  • Opened in 2020
  • Contains Advanced Virtual Engineering and Testing Lab (AVET)
  • World-renowned Virtual Engineering Lab
  • Instron Hydropuls CSAadvanced sled

Partnership Building 3

Partnership 3 (P3)

  • Opened in 2020.
  • Contains temporary offices for NetApp, which is building a headquarters facility on the Innovation Campus.

GoCreate makerspace

GoCreate

  • Combines the resources of a manufacturing plant, design studio and garage workshop
  • Open to the public
  • Monthly memberships, with assistance available to students, veterans and others with financial need

Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center weight area

Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center

  • Opened in 2020
  • Building also houses Wesley Healthcare Urgent Care Center
  • Cardio and Weight Equipment
  • Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Indoor, Elevated, Three-Lane Track

Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center

Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center

  • Opened in 2018; features training space and classrooms for area law enforcement and WSU’s School of Criminal Justice
  • Increases recruits for the criminal justice program and for law enforcement hiring

Braeburn Square

Braeburn Square

  • Mixed-use development with dining, retail and lodging
  • Starbucks
  • Shocker Store
  • Meritrust Credit Union
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
  • Journey East Asian Grill

Hyatt Place Hotel

Hyatt Place Hotel

The Flats at WSU

The Flats at WSU

The Suites at WSU rec room

The Suites at WSU

Pizza Hut Museum

Pizza Hut Museum

Students, faculty and staff enjoying lunch at the Food Truck Plaza

Food Truck Plaza