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.


PNW Professor Maged Mikhail works with a student on a yellow mechatronics machine.

PNW Designated as the Third Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in Indiana

This designation acknowledges public research universities with strong evidence of collaboration with public and private sector partners to support economic development, innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer talent and workforce development, and community development.

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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.

Students researching on a laptop

Student Research

Practical experience

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

Student showing his research board

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

Geri Richmond, Chenn Zhou and Chris Holford stand in the CIVS lobby

Federal officials tout recent multimillion dollar research grants for CIVS during tour

In celebration of several recent multimillion dollar research grants from the U.S. DOE, Geri Richmond, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, and Rep. Mrvan toured the CIVS space and listened to brief presentations emphasizing the far-reaching impacts CIVS projects serve for industrial innovation, decarbonization, digital transformation, workforce development and community and industry relations.

City skyline with smoke coming from industrial buildings, text over top "The Future of Steel, Decarbonizing with Hydrogen"

CIVS Students Compete in AIST Real Steel Video Competition

Two CIVS students have produced videos for the AIST Real Steel Video Competition! View and “like” their entries to help them advance to the next round.

A person wearing reflective goggles looks at a blast furnace simulation

Mrvan Announces Department of Energy Grant for PNW

Rep. Frank J. Mrvan announced a $7,158,034 federal grant award for PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) to advance further decarbonization of the steelmaking electric arc furnace through alternative injectants and electromagnetic stirring technology.