Research at the University of Wyoming


The Research and Economic Development Division (REDD) at the University of Wyoming serves as a catalyst, advancing the university's knowledge enterprise through research, service, and innovation. Providing rich experiential learning opportunities, REDD enriches the experience of UW students and supports innovation and economic growth across Wyoming. Our commitment ensures that the pursuit of knowledge and innovation remains a foundation for progress and prosperity throughout the state.

Our Research Mission

The Research and Economic Development Division (REDD) strives to facilitate research and innovation across the state of Wyoming and beyond. Our mission encompasses catalyzing growth, supporting experiential learning for UW students, and leveraging our strengths to collaborate with partners for economic development both locally and regionally. Through cultivating an integrated approach to multidisciplinary research and providing essential services to businesses, REDD upholds an ecosystem where innovation and community advancement are paramount.

Our Research Vision

Envisioning a future where the University of Wyoming stands as a landmark of collaboration in research and innovation, REDD is at the forefront of making this a reality. Our vision is to Catalyze intellectual discovery, Support economic prosperity, Leverage our diverse expertise, and Collaborate on sustainable solutions. We aim to position UW as a leader of innovation—where our efforts not only elevate the quality of life and economic prosperity in Wyoming but also position us as a leader in transformative research and innovation on a wider scale.

Our Commitment

We are committed to:

• Empowering Researchers: By providing state-of-the-art facilities, funding opportunities, and a collaborative atmosphere that encourages the cross-pollination of ideas.

• Engaging Communities: Through programs that reach out to local and global partners, we ensure that our research has broader impacts, fostering engagement and delivering real-world benefits.

• Educating Leaders: By integrating research into our curriculum, we prepare students to become the next generation of innovators and thought leaders.

• Enriching Experiences: We believe in the power of research to not only discover new knowledge but also to enrich the human experience.


Our Centers and Institutes serve as the intellectual foundries where interdisciplinary collaboration is not just encouraged but is the norm. Here, researchers from diverse fields bring their unique perspectives and expertise, forging advancements that no single discipline could achieve alone. These entities are the crucibles where theories are tested, discoveries are made, and real-world applications are developed.

The work conducted within these walls extends far beyond academia. It reaches into the heart of industries, informs policy, shapes future technologies, and addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing our society and our planet. From the depths of data science to the frontiers of biological diversity, from the complexities of sensory biology to the stewardship of our water resources, our Centers and Institutes are at the forefront of creating knowledge that matters.

We are committed to the continuous growth and development of our Centers and Institutes. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities, attracting leading experts, and fostering an environment where innovation thrives, we ensure that the University of Wyoming remains a pivotal player in the global research community.


Join Us

As you navigate through our research landscape, you will discover the vibrant community engagement programs, the dynamic centers and institutes that are the engines of our research enterprise, and the myriad opportunities that await both budding and seasoned researchers. We invite you to explore, engage, and be inspired by the research at the University of Wyoming. Together at UW, we are not just witnessing history; we are writing it.


A diverse array of initiatives dedicated to enhancing education, research, and community involvement. From the Biodiversity Institute's conservation efforts to the innovative Wyoming Research Scholars Program, these programs reflect the university's commitment to impactful research and educational outreach.

These programs are a testament to the University of Wyoming's dedication to extending its academic and research expertise beyond campus boundaries.




The University of Wyoming is home to a vibrant spectrum of research centers and institutes, propelling advancements in areas from high-performance computing to sensory biology. 

Our dedicated scholars and students are at the cutting edge, pushing the boundaries of arts, sciences, and engineering, while tackling pressing global issues in health and technology.

Discover the breadth of our research endeavors that are charting new territories for academic distinction and practical innovation.



Research and Inquiry events are sponsored by the UW Research and Economic Development Division, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs; and also by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Health Sciences, the Honors College, Wyoming INBRE, the McNair Scholars Program, Phi Beta Kappa, Wyoming EPSCoR, and the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.