Research

What starts here changes the world. The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is known for numerous discoveries, leading to solutions for global challenges in water, health, energy, and the environment. The true goal of research is to discover technologies, standards, methods, products, and processes that improve the world we live in.

Top Ranking in the U.S.

Department of Atmospheric Science1

1: National Research Council (2010); 2: US News and World Report (2016)

$80 Million

Total Research Expenditures
Fiscal Year 2018

Top six

Average Research Funding per Faculty Among Public Land Grant Engineering Colleges2

Featured research

CSU is the place to be for aerospace education, research, and access to industry partnerships.

Graduate Programs

Top-rated faculty, robust research programs, and outstanding opportunities have lead to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering’s world-class reputation. Graduate students work alongside respected faculty to meet societal challenges and make a global impact through innovative and collaborative research.

Welcome graduate students!

Executive Associate Dean and University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis previews our programs, community, and the Fort Collins campus.

Play Video about Sonia Kreidenweis, Associate Dean for Research

Creating a culture of inclusion and equity

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Melissa Burt  introduces upcoming graduate students on how we work towards creating a culture of inclusion and equity.

Play Video about Melissa Burt, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GRA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).

Graphic design with green background, CSU logo, and text "Gradshow 2021, presented by the Graduate School and Vice President for Research."

Engineering graduate students showcased exceptional work at the 2021 Gradshow

The Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research announced more than $19,000 in sponsorships to 59 awardees during the virtual awards ceremony on November 10.

The GradShow would not be possible without the time and financial support of many generous sponsors and judges. Top qualifiers in the GradShow are invited to participate in the 3 Minute Challenge, where top presenters become vice president for research fellows and have access to travel scholarships, mentoring, and professional development.

Drivers of Innovation: The CSU Ventures Awards

  • Iman Naseri – Mechanical Engineering

Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering – Excellence in Research Awards

  • Abdo Elsayed Soliman – Mechanical Engineering
  • Austin Banks – Mechanical Engineering
  • Tracey Wick – Biomedical Engineering