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WSU Research Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

Washington State University research unites the best minds across disciplines to address ambitious goals, the Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges bring research priorities into sharp focus. They team WSU researchers with scholars around the world—as well as federal and state agencies, national laboratories, business and civic leaders, and philanthropists—to target critical national and global problems.

This commitment to public service grows from WSU’s land-grant mission, which makes service to society a top university priority. WSU’s research strengthens communities across Washington and around the world. It enables students to see firsthand how to advance knowledge—and enjoy the adventure of discovery.

The Grand Challenges capitalize on the University’s fundamental and applied research strengths. They focus WSU’s research, innovation, and creativity in specific areas to achieve broad societal impact.