Office of Research, Innovation,

and Economic Development

Welcome to ORIED!

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), a unit of Academic Affairs, works to expand the research capacity of Sacramento State’s faculty, staff, and students, and to link a range of academic and infrastructure initiatives that advance our faculty and campus connection to the regional community. ORIED supports faculty seeking external funding for their research and scholarly activities, and on behalf of the University, submits grant and contract proposals, administers internal research funds and recognition programs, facilitates the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and coordinates patent and tech transfer activities, as well as provides a full range of research integrity and compliance functions for the research enterprise.

Post-award account administration for sponsored agreements and related accounts is typically handled through the Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) office of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI). SPA professional staff work in coordination with ORIED to support, accept, and administer the grant and contract awards received from federal, state, and private funding agencies.


$3.5 million grant powers science, math teacher preparation

STEM students
New approaches to training teachers of math and science are expected to have significant impact on K-12 students. (Sacramento State file photo)

Sacramento State has landed significant seed funding – a five-year, $3.5 million federal grant – to launch a program that will pair University faculty with local school district staff to better develop and implement new statewide K-12 math and science teaching standards.

Dubbed STEM-POWER, the program’s goal is to ensure professionals involved with teacher preparation in the Sacramento region have the tools and skills they need to train the next generation of teachers.

“Sacramento will become the place where great K-12 STEM teaching and learning happens,” says Pia Wong, associate dean of the College of Education and principal investigator for the grant. READ MORE

Grants Boost Through in Two Initiative

A new initiative at Sacramento State to help transfer students graduate on time has just gotten a major boost.

More than $500,000 in grant money will support the “Through in Two: Leveraging the Associate Degree for Transfer” program. It is a partnership among Sacramento State, the Los Rios Community College District, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and the College Futures Foundation that aims to increase the number of students who are able to graduate within two years of transferring to Sac State. READ MORE


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