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Oklahoma State University

Research Enterprise

The breadth and caliber of academic exploration underway at Oklahoma State University is a reflection of its mission as a comprehensive research university. That breadth has meant steady growth in research expenditures, which reached $140.6 million in 2015. Research funding includes basic research that lays the foundation for future discoveries and applied research resulting in new products and services that impact Oklahoma’s economy. OSU research disciplines span the physical, natural, and social sciences, as well as engineering, business, humanities, and the arts.

OSU maintains top research facilities to support cutting-edge investigations by faculty and students on several campuses in Oklahoma. Below are a just a few of the university’s facilities and centers. For a complete list visit OSU Centers or Institutes and OSU Core Facilities.   

The Henry Bellmon Research Center
The Henry Bellmon Research Center is a state-of-the-art facility on the Stillwater campus designed to provide laboratories for scientists from different disciplines to collaborate on research projects.

Advanced Technology Research Center
Houses programs from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center
Provides large and small businesses, producers and entrepreneurs access to expertise in value-added enterprises.

The Noble Research Center
Home to OSU’s geology, entomology & plant pathology, and biochemistry & molecular biology programs

The OSU Microscopy Laboratory
A multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning nanotechnology to biology to medicine.

Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center
A state-of-the-art research, development, testing, and education center located on the OSU-Tulsa campus housing six of OSU’s leading interdisciplinary research programs.

High Performance Computing Center
Provides supercomputing services and computational science expertise that enables faculty, staff, and students to conduct a wide range of focused research

OSU Research Park
A 160-acre site uniquely designed for collaboration among tenants while providing custom facilities for technology-based or industry-driven companies in all stages of development. The Venture I building consists of OSU and two private-sector labs while the Michael S. Morgan Business Accelerator Building is designed to support and serve as an incubator for technology-based start-ups.


Research Expenditures

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Grants and Contracts Awarded


License Income

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Patents Issued

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