Academic Collaborations

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"Working with the F&S team was a wonderful
experience. The team welcomed me with open arms
and created an environment in which I was
comfortable with sharing ideas as well as drafting new
ones together. I love the commitment, passion, and
excitement the team has every time we met."
    ~ Chantelle Hicks, College of Media

Academic collaboration is an essential component to the future of F&S, and a major theme emphasized in the F&S Strategic Plan. The F&S mission was recently updated to reflect this with the addition of “and an active partner in Research, Teaching, and Learning.”  F&S contributes industrial expertise to research projects, provides data, makes facilities available as living laboratories, offers tours for classes and special events, engages students in experiential learning opportunities, provides grants for research projects, and endorses research initiatives with federal granting agencies.  Additionally, F&S practitioners are available as co-principle investigators, upon request.

Facilities & Services invites all faculty, students, staff, and community members to partake in academic collaborations with us. Through this program we will strengthen the bridge between F&S and the various academic interests on campus. With our guest lecturers, large amounts of data, professional experts, and research collaborators, we are excited to enable a supportive learning environment throughout the university. 

Responses to academic collaboration requests will occur within 5 business days. Satisfaction of requests will typically occur within 2-4 weeks dependent on the nature of the request, or an alternative timeline will be agreed upon for longer term collaborations. To get started, contact F&S Associate Director Morgan White by completing this request form: