Research & Outreach

Outreach Programs

Engaged community partnerships

WSU Spokane houses and collaborates with service and outreach units that enrich the community; improve the quality of K–12 and post-secondary education; and foster partnerships with business, medical, and health industries—activities that promote growth throughout the Inland Northwest.

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

AHEC acts as a bridge between the university and communities, serves rural and underserved areas by supporting health care systems and personnel needs, assists communities with health policy recommendations, and helps with the implementation of community-development programs.


WSU Spokane CityLab provides students and teachers with valuable experiences in biotechnology and related sciences and the benefits of inquiry-styled teaching, laboratory instruction, cutting-edge technology, and a strong mentoring system.

Drug Information Center

The only such resource in Washington State, the Drug Information Center (DIC) serves health care professionals by answering critical questions on drug use and its possible side effects.

Hearing and Speech Clinic

The Hearing and Speech Clinic offers screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation for a broad range of communication problems for people of all ages.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) provides African American, Latino/a, Native American, Pacific Islander, and female students with an awareness of the many career opportunities in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and science.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training, and applied research.

Spokane County Extension

Spokane County Extension builds community through youth, family, and natural resource initiatives.

Upward Bound

This is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low-income and at-risk high school students in Ferry and Stevens County to gain the academic skills and motivation they need for success in school, college, and everyday life.








Selected projects

Riverpoint Math and Science Partnership builds capacity for college readiness standards in mathematics.

Bringing science education to life at WSU Spokane CityLab.

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