A PNW student does research in the lab.


PNW faculty and students work together to answer important questions, from the origin of the universe to the best way to recruit math teachers.

Student presents at Days of Discovery

Days of Discovery

This two-day event featured distinguished internal and external keynote speakers, faculty and student oral and poster presentations, and the 3-Minute Thesis awards ceremony.


Professor Creighton researching with students

Our Impact By the Numbers for Fiscal Year 2021-22

  • $20 million in sponsored program expenditures
  • $45.2 million in external proposals
  • $11.8 million in external awards
  • 80 external grants awarded

PNW scientist Lindsey Gielda

One of the powerful things about research, especially in the sciences, is that engaging with faculty members in research projects really allows students to apply knowledge that they’re learning in the classroom.”

Dr. Lindsay Gielda, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Additional Resources

Northwest Indiana Robotic Telescope

Research Centers

Building Knowledge

From astronomy to water, PNW’s diverse research centers drive a deeper understanding of the world around us.

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Student Research

Practical experience

PNW provides hands-on opportunities for students to explore their passions.

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Internal Funding

Research Support

Explore PNW funding to advance faculty research and scholarship.

Faculty Research Day Panel

Research Board

promotion and ADVISING

See the infrastructure for promoting faculty and student research.

Research News

Niaz Latif

Niaz Latif to Lead New Initiatives in Commercialization and Research

Niaz Latif, an accomplished academic leader who currently serves as dean of the College of Technology and executive director of the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC), will step down from his role with COT on June 30, 2023.

Author Deirdre Mask Addresses Relationship Between Location and Identity at Purdue University Northwest’s One Book, One University Event

PNW’s “One Book, One University” program read and discussed “The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power” by Deirdre Mask. Mask also served as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Days of Discovery event. Read GreatNews’ coverage of Deirdre Mask’s keynote speech!

Two people stand near a printed research poster. They are looking at each other while talking.

Purdue University Northwest’s Days of Discovery Showcase Student and Faculty Research Presentations

PNW’s Days of Discovery is a two-day event that features distinguished internal and external speakers and poster presentations. Over 170 research and scholarly activities across all of PNW’s colleges and disciplines are covered on both the Hammond and Westville campuses. Read GreatNews’ coverage of the 2023 Days of Discovery showcase!