Office of Research & Economic Development
Dept. 3355, 1000 E. University Avenue
Old Main Room 305/308
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5353
Fax: (307) 766-2608
The Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC)
The ARCC is the primary research computing facility for the University of Wyoming. In addition to providing a centralized scientific computing resource, ARCC is also a gateway to other research institutions within Wyoming and across the nation. One of ARCC's primary mission elements is providing and supporting High Performance Computing to the research interests at the University of Wyoming. As technology enablers, the ARCC's focus is making computational tools accessible to research.
The mission of the Biodiversity Institute is to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, outreach,and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process. The Biodiversity Institute works with scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public to further the understanding and conservation of biodiversity. We seek to provide a unique service to Wyoming and beyond by facilitating collaborative research projects, synthesizing and disseminating research, distributing grants, and providing educational, outreach, and citizen science programs for students and the public.
The Wyoming IDeA Networks for Biomedical Excellence (INBRE) Program is funded by the National Institutes for Health National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). The ultimate goal the INBRE program is to promote the development, coordination, and sharing of research resources and expertise that will expand research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in IDeA‐eligible states. INBRE programs are intended to enhance the caliber of scientific faculty at research institutions and undergraduate schools, thereby attracting more promising students to these organizations.
The University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center is a cooperative effort between the University of Wyoming and the National Park Service. Headquartered on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, the research center was established to foster research in National Parks in the Rocky Mountain Region. In addition, the center operates a field research station at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park which is open from mid May through mid October.
The new 5 year, $5 million Neuroscience Center Core Grant (P30 RR32128 and GM103398) is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is an outgrowth of the Institutional Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant that was first awarded in 2000 and renewed in 2005. The impact of the continued NIH funding for Neuroscience research at UW over the past decade has been immense. Funding for the P30 Center grant is provided by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources and the Institute for General Medicine.
The Neuroscience Center investigators involved with the P30 Center Core grant work on interrelated projects that seek to understand how experience shapes neuronal function and synaptic connections during the life span of the animal, and how normal function may be reversed by neurodegenerative diseases and aging. The overall scientific objective is to utilize a multi-pronged and interdisciplinary approach to address common themes in neurodegeneration and aging, neuroplasticity and chronic pain. In addition, the grant provides significant funding to support the UW Microscopy Core and this support has enabled user fees to remain low and constant for many years. Also, new instrumentation will be purchased through the grant.
One objective continues to focus on grantsmanship by providing junior investigators with financial support and guidance along with world class instrumentation for their research. With the support of the UW administration, five new faculty members in neuroscience were recruited over the past several years and neuroscience investigators have been awarded research grants totaling more than $6 million from the NIH, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense.
The University of Wyoming's Office of Water Programs (OWP), created in 2002 by the fifty-sixth Legislature of the State of Wyoming, is charged with identifying research needs of State and Federal agencies regarding Wyoming's water resources and serving as a point of coordination to encourage water-related research activities by the University of Wyoming. The OWP works in conjunction with and reports to the Wyoming Water Development Commission (WWDC) and the Select Water Committee and provides the University's advisor to the Wyoming Water Development Commission.
EPSCoR is a federal and state matching grant program which enables Wyoming to continue to be nationally competitive in science and technology. EPSCoR funding and state match appropriations are utilized to build science and engineering in higher education and a technology-based economy for the future. EPSCoR has helped to move the State of Wyoming along the path of research and excellence by supporting the State's research endeavors.
The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) is a service and research unit of the University of Wyoming that maintains a comprehensive database on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, rare animals, and important plant communities in Wyoming. WYNDD distributes this information upon request under the philosophy that the best decisions regarding natural resources will be made only when everyone has access to complete and current scientific data.
The RPC is the technology transfer office for the University of Wyoming. It also has an outreach mission to assist any Wyoming entrepreneur or inventor across the state. The RPC supports Wyoming individuals and organizations in technology transfer - the protection, marketing, and ultimate transfer of their intellectual property to industry.