Where is cutting-edge engineering research being conducted in the U.S.? Right here at Wichita State, according to the latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, released in December.
According to the newest numbers, Wichita State ranks No. 20 in the United States for engineering research and development (R&D) funding, at $157.43 million in 2021, the most recent numbers available.
And in the subfield of aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Wichita State ranks third highest in the country, at $153.492 million — behind only Georgia Tech and Utah State.