WSU Spokane partners with a variety of businesses and nonprofits in projects that support the university’s land grant mission of helping the underserved. These partnerships include efforts to increase the number of primary care providers in rural areas and educate university students in an interdisciplinary fashion to ensure they are trained for the new way of healthcare delivery. The campus also partners with K-12 to improve science education. Below are some of our outreach programs.

Area Health Education Center (AHEC) »

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

CityLab »

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 »

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.



WSU Spokane
Phone: 509-358-7500

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Shipping Address:
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99202