Research activity makes waves

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Research Activity Makes Waves

by Mary Guiden | Photograph by John Eisele

Scientists at Colorado State continue to amass important discoveries and innovations – as evidenced by $338.4 million in total research expenditures in Fiscal Year 2017. That was a 2 percent gain in overall research activity from the prior year and marked the 10th consecutive year that CSU research spending has topped $300 million.

This barometer of activity helps define CSU as a top-tier research University and affirms its prowess in attracting funding from federal, private, state, and local organizations, even in the face of downward national trends.

Among many standout labs on campus is the Brainwaves Research Laboratory, which uses electroencephalography, shown here, and other techniques to study brain development and function in children. Its findings help guide interventions for cognitive and sensory processing disorders, in which the brain cannot effectively receive and respond to information from the senses. The lab is part of CSU’s Occupational Therapy program, the No. 6 graduate program of its kind in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Occupational Therapy also is a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence.

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