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

Janet Davis

Purdue University Northwest Nursing faculty member earns Fulbright award

PNW associate professor of Nursing Janet H. Davis received a U.S. Fulbright Faculty Scholar award to develop and strengthen Nursing leadership and teaching in Sri Lanka during the 2024-25 academic year.

PNW Announces Recipients for the 2024 First-Generation Pride Grant

PNW’s TRIO and Educational Opportunity Programs and Center for Faculty Excellence are beyond excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 First-Gen Pride Grants.

Participants in the poster session at Days of Discovery 2024

First Annual Days of Discovery Student Choice Award Results

Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual Days of Discovery Student Choice Awards!