Research & Development Capabilities


Wichita State University has a long history of collaborating with a wide range of government and industry partners. In fact, WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research attracts more research funding from industry partners than any other similar university research center. Its list of aviation and aerospace industry partners is extensive.

We also have a range of unique facilities and capabilities that are accessible to partnering organizations. Feel free to call us for help in learning more about Wichita State’s facilities and capabilities. Find more information by browsing Wichita State University Centers and Institutes.


We believe that real world experience is valuable for students at all levels; giving them practical situations in which to apply their education. We encourage student involvement in our collaborations with external partners. Such transformational experiences prepare students for a rapid and efficient transition to the workforce and increase their value to employers.


Research and development conducted at Wichita State University is rich in its diversity of areas and collaborators. Areas of particular strength include:

Find more information about WSU Core Research Areas & Capabilities

Research & Development Capabilities