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Office of Research

Office of Research

Our research mission is oriented to our students, and to our region. Students work alongside talented faculty in cutting-edge research, learning where new knowledge and creativity comes from, and most importantly, how to assess its validity. Our students are often solving problems for our community, underscoring our commitment to being a driver of the economy and quality of life of our community, and become equipped with skills and relationships for success in their careers.

We challenge our students to be active agents in their education. The FUSE program challenges students to write their own grant proposals and Innoplexx challenges students to start their own business. Our students have stepped up impressively. FUSE can boast a wide array of award-winning research and creative activity. Innoplexx students now work full-time for their own company.

At the WKU Office of Research we are committed to facilitating the research and creative activities of our faculty, staff and students. Contact me at any time gordon.baylis@wku.edu.

 

Resources for Faculty

Center for Research and Development

The Center for Research and Development on the corner of Nashville Road and Campbell Lane is the nexus of our engagement with business.

Research Centers

Research Centers foster interdisciplinary research that does not easily fall within a single department.

Intellectual Property

Innovative and creative works holding exclusive rights for commercialization.

Office of Research Integrity

Providing guidance in the protection of the rights, welfare, and security of the campus community involved in activities ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Office of Sponsored Programs

WKU connects teaching with research bringing in over $22 million in external funding for 2010.

WKU Research Foundation

Provides customized services for contracting with business and industry to assist WKU in attracting and retaining quality researchers.

 

Research Links

United States Department of Agriculture

Research.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research News

WKU Student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus
WKU Student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus

A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus.

FUSE Application Deadline Approaching

Bridge the gap between school and real-world experience by applying for a Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) Grant.

WKU geology faculty receives ACS-PRF grant to support research
WKU geology faculty receives ACS-PRF grant to support research

Dr. Nahid Gani, Assistant Professor of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa.

 

 

 

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