Core themes

At Wayne State University, our faculty constantly lead the way in key research areas. Their groundbreaking discoveries make a difference in the everyday lives of others, both around the corner and around the world. Our faculty and industry partners collaborate to create relevant real-world solutions, and lessons learned from the lab carry over to the classroom for the benefit of our students. Wayne State University is also a partner with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan in the University Research Corridor, one of the nation's top academic research clusters.

The annual Student Innovation and Design Day, an initiative of the James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute, is a showcase of our students' cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges and commercial and social needs. Wayne State also offers graduate students the opportunity to share their research while networking with colleagues at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.