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Research and Economic Development Division

Upcoming Division events


National Lab Day


National Lab Day at the University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is proud to co-host National Lab Day in conjunciton with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This even will be held at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center on April 12th and 13th. Created for participants to learn about and explore opportunities for partnerships with DOE National Laboratories it will also feature distinguished speakers. Please visit the National Lab Day at the University of Wyoming Page here to learn more and register to join us!



Save the Date: A NSF CAREER Virtual Workshop Friday, February 24, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (download here for more information)


The Research & Economic Development Division is a service organization to the faculty, staff and students of the University of Wyoming. It is our goal to provide swift, accurate and expert service to enhance the research missions of individuals and various units within the University. To that end we have labored to place the assets within the office onto the desktops of researchers through this web site.

The Division works with faculty, staff and students in all seven colleges and UW's outreach programs to link research, technology transfer, and economic development efforts to enhance federal, state and private sector support for faculty and graduate student scholarship. In a real sense, the office coordinates the origination, organization and execution of UW's research mission with principal investigators, departments, colleges, centers and institutes. Also the Research Office through the Research Product Center, works with faculty, staff, and student inventors to identify, protect and commercialize various kinds of intellectual property. These services are provided so that scholarly activities accomplished at UW enhance the creation of the new knowledge, new applications of existing knowledge, and positively impact economic development and society in general.


Professor loooking at brain scan.Advancing Research and Scholarship at the University of Wyoming: A Focus on Society’s Grand Challenges

The Research and Economic Development Division, together with Academic Affairs, is launching a research strategic planning activity that focuses on society’s grand, transdisciplinary research challenges. Learn more about the motivation, scope, and desired outcomes of this activity.




Grand Challenges Week was January 31-February 4, 2022. We enjoyed presentations from each of the Planning Grant teams. Please enjoy these highlight videos.  Full presentation recordings can be found here.

Grand Challenges Overview

The SHOW WYO Initiative

The Democracy Laboratory

Blockchain in Energy

The UCHAT Project: Unlocking Community Health Access Together

IMPACT: Innovative Methods to develop Adaptive Capacity through Transdisciplinarity


Enabling Science through Computation

The future is now in scientific research at the University of Wyoming

AY '22-23 Research New Faculty Orientation

Find the New Faculty Orientation recording here.

Find the New Faculty Reference booklet here.



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Research & Economic Development Division

Dept. 3355, 1000 E. University Avenue

Old Main Room 308

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5353

Fax: (307) 766-2608

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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