MITechNews.TV podcast covers LTU’s growth in sponsored research

SOUTHFIELD–Kathryn Wrench, executive director of sponsored research and educational grants at Lawrence Technological University, joined the MITech.TV podcast Monday, Oct. 9 to provide details on a series of grants the private university has received recently, pushing LTU over the $3 million milestone three months into the 2023 fiscal year with a $5 million fiscal year in sight for fiscal 2025.

Kathryn Wrench. LTU photo.

In this video interview, she answers the following questions:

  1. Part of Lawrence Technological University’s strategic plan is to become an “R2” research university, could you talk about what R2 means?
  2. What kinds of research is happening at Lawrence Tech?
  3. How does research influence the educational experience of a student? What’s the value proposition to a student?
  4. What is a significant shift that you see in research in higher education happening in the next 10 years?
  5. What is a significant shift that’s happened in the past 10 years and how has it affected where we are today?
  6. You were also recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that’s about building capacity for research in an institution, could you tell us about that?

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