Colorado State University Designates 15 Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence

Fifteen of Colorado State University’s most distinctive and scholarly departments, centers and interdisciplinary projects recently were named Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence. The programs were selected for the honor because each has achieved great distinction and set a standard for excellence that serves as a model for other programs throughout the university.

The programs were selected after an extensive nomination and review process that takes place every four years.

"Designation as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence recognizes the very high quality of work being done by these programs and the impact of their work throughout the state, nation and world," said Anthony Frank, vice president for Research and Information Technology. "These outstanding programs are areas where Colorado State has earned world-renowned distinction."

Designation as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence is intended to identify and encourage those programs with national or international importance. Programs of Research and Scholarly

Excellence for 2004 include the following.

– Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory

– Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology

– Center for Research in Writing and Communication Technologies

– Department of Atmospheric Science

– Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

– Department of Chemistry – Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences

– Department of Occupational Therapy

– Department of Statistics

– Engines and Energy Conservation Laboratory

– Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program

– Infectious Disease Program

– Musculoskeletal Research

– Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

– Radiological Health Sciences and Cancer Research

– Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research

Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence first began at Colorado State in 1991. For more information, go online to