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Research|College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility

    UW's engineering and applied science facilities feature some of the world's most advanced technology for research and education.

  • Research Centers of Excellence

    Collaboration between college departments has paved the way to innovative research that breaks free from traditional methods.

  • UW receives $4.25 million for wind research

    A DOE grant will shape research involving six UW departments, including mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering and atmospheric science.


On the brink of something big

Well-articulated research has never been more crucial to UW's mission, as the College of Engineering and Applied Science embarks on the mission to become a Tier-1 institution.

UW has received generous investments for many purposes, including building cutting-edge facilities, recruiting world-renowned faculty and bringing only the best and brightest students into our programs.

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What’s new in research and creative activity at UW? Get the inside scoop on our discoveries, cool labs, student research and innovation taking place right here at UW! Click here to read more on the UW research blog.

Technology at your fingertips

3D thimble

UW researchers Anh Nguyen and Amy Banic have created an intelligent thimble that can sense its position accurately in three-dimensions and respond to a set of gestures. Read about the 3DTouch.


man standing on plains with wind turbine in the background

UW Study Demonstrates Benefits of Pairing Wyoming and California Wind

July 27, 2015 — A new University of Wyoming study further demonstrates that combining the strengths of Wyoming wind with California wind and solar will reduce the intermittency of renewable energy and smooth the power supply -- leading to benefits for utilities and energy consumers alike.

Fred Ogden

UW Researcher Discovers Groundwater Modeling Breakthrough 84 Years in the Making

July 1, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.

Nature Magazine

Science Journal Features Work From UW Researcher

June 1, 2015 — A renowned science journal published research from UW assistant professor Jeff Clune in its latest issue.

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