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Office for Research and Economic Development

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development 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 Office for Research & Economic Development 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 Office for Research and Economic Development, 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.



Enabling Science through Computation

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




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


AY '22-23 Research New Faculty Orientation

Find the New Faculty Orientation recording here.

Find the New Faculty Reference booklet here.



Contact Us

Office for Research & Economic Development

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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