National University Recognition
The Association of Public Land-grant Universities created the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Designation to acknowledge universities working with public and private sector partners to support regional economic development through a variety of activities. Those activities include innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.
WSU was designated in the inaugural 2013 class.
The Community Engagement Classification is one of seven nationally recognized classifications established by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education over 30 years ago to help “recognize and describe institutional diversity in U.S. higher education.”
WSU received the classification in 2015.
The CleanTech Achievement Award, granted by the CleanTech Alliance Washington, honors a business or organization for making significant contributions in Washington State’s cleantech industry.
WSU is a 2015 finalist, and was a finalist in 2014 as well.