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.
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.
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
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
• 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.
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
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.