Big Ideas for Research & Programs
Washington State University is dedicated to discovering, developing, and deploying innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems and improving the quality of life through our big ideas for HEALTH, FOOD, SUSTAINABILITY, GLOBAL LEADERSHIP, and WASHINGTON STATE. Addressing the world’s most important challenges will require an interdisciplinary approach from researchers and scholars across WSU’s campuses, colleges, and programs, and in partnerships with industries and researchers from around the world.
Through the Campaign for WSU, the University seeks $175 million in endowed and current-use funding in support of cutting-edge research initiatives that will enhance the continuing exploration and discovery, intellectual growth, and impact of WSU’s researchers and students.
The Campaign for WSU has also identified $145 million in strategic academic initiatives designed to provide our students the life-changing opportunities that will complement their academic experience, including undergraduate research opportunities, bringing top scholars, authors, industry leaders, and other innovators to campus, and enhancing tutorial and learning assistance programs to empower each WSU student to achieve his or her full potential.