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D25, Grand Challenges, and Investment in Research

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center for the inaugural WSU Grand Challenges FlashTalk. Learn more about the Strategic Research Investment initiative and how it’s benefiting you, the University, and society as a whole.

By Dr. Chris Keane, Vice President for Research

For over 125 years, Washington State University has remained rooted in its land-grant mission to offer practical, accessible education and to use science to benefit the state of Washington and beyond. WSU’s research and education transforms lives every day and betters society in remarkable ways.

Yet, much of the country is unaware of … » More …

Reducing the Red Tape of Research

By Dan Nordquist, Associate Vice President, Office of Research Support and Operations

Within the Office of Research, the Office of Research Support and Operations (ORSO) is here to support and assist WSU and its faculty with any and all of their research, scholarly, creative, and service activities.

One of the most frequent questions we hear is, “Is there any way to reduce the red tape on my grant?” When I hear this, a couple of things jump to my mind:  How is my team responding to this issue? What are we doing to stay ahead of issues like this? What is happening at the national … » More …

Supporting faculty, staff, and students and the “Drive to 25”

By Dr. Chris Keane, Vice President for Research 

Greetings! It’s an honor to launch a blog dedicated to communicating the excitement and opportunities associated with research, scholarship and creativity at Washington State University. Just the other day, my young daughter provided a great perspective on my role in supporting the university.

She asked, “Dad- does the Vice President for Research do all the research at WSU?”

“No,” I responded, “Our outstanding faculty, staff and students do. A more accurate title for me would be ‘Vice President for Helping Others do Research.’”

Supporting our faculty, staff and students in taking WSU research to the next level … » More …

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