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Graduate student Sara Saito of MCMA drawing on a Wacom Cintiq Tablet
Aquib Mohammed, Computer Science Graduate Student, looking at a Computer Screen
Ola AlSheyab and Sameer Ahmed discuss a project in front of a large display.

The Office of Workforce Innovation and Research is a multi-faceted organization that can take an idea from conception to evaluation into pilot testing and on to implementation. The talented staff consists of full-time employees, graduate students, and undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. The OWIR manages projects and grants in the fields of health care training, certification exams, games for educations as well as numerous research projects. One of the positive attributes about working at SIU is that no matter what the project requires, there are 20,000 resources available if necessary.