Departments, centers and institutes

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Centers and institutes

Audio Visual and Technology Center (AVTC)

The AVTC meets the instructional technology needs of full-time and part-time faculty, lecturers and graduate teaching assistants in the program areas of Greek, Latin and classics, romance languages, German and Slavic, Near East, Asian and English as a second language.

Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (CEEM)

CEEM is a research and educational center that explores ways to make significant improvements in the quality of K-12 and introductory college-level mathematics courses and to use mathematics as a tool to provide students from inner cities and underrepresented minority groups with educational and lifetime opportunities that all students deserve.

Founded by CEEM, the WSU Math Corps, founded in 1991, is a combined academic and mentoring program for Detroit public school students in grades 6 to 12. It features a summer camp, year-round Saturday programs and enrichment courses for elementary school children.

Center for the Study of Citizenship

The Study of Citizenship promotes interdisciplinary research and exchange about citizenship within a global community of scholars, students, political, community and business leaders and the general public.

Humanities Commons

The Humanities Commons delivers a dynamic new campus space that will unite students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences and provide an outlet dedicated to conversations about art, community, resiliency and accessibility. Located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, this new hub will be used for arts and literary events, community exhibitions, classes and group collaboration.

Lumigen Instrument Center (LIC)

Established in 1982 within the Department of Chemistry, the LIC makes major state-of-the-art instrumentation available to researchers at Wayne State as well as local Detroit and regional businesses on a shared basis. Both research and teaching are important components of the LIC with five core areas of expertise: Mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and small instruments.

Wayne State Writing Center

The writing center provides individual tutoring consultations, research assistance from librarians and technology consultants all free of charge for undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State.