Research Centers & Institutes

Research Centers & Institutes

A Mission of Exploration

The wide range of Rowan’s research centers and institutes reflect both our commitment to scientific study in an array of professional fields, as well as our commitment to improving the quality of life of those around us. Faculty and students work side by side, entering into regional, national, and international collaborations, to conduct research. These side by side partnerships emphasize teaching, scientific study, scholarship, creative activity and community service.

Geospatial Research Lab»

The GeoLab conducts research on a myriad of geospatial topics, primarily land use development patterns, impervious surface trading, watershed quality analysis, and interactive web-based mapping.

Rowan Astronomical Observatory»

The Rowan Astronomical Observatory (RAO) is dedicated to the exploration of our universe by faculty, students, and the neighboring community.

CARES Institute»

For nearly two decades, the CARES Institute has provided help and compassion – and ultimately, hope – for children who have experienced abuse. The CARES Institute is acknowledged as a model of excellence in healing children and families who have experienced abuse, neglect and violence.

Center for Behavioral Analysis»

The Center for Behavior Analysis, Research & Services at Rowan University promotes the science of applied behavior analysis through education, research, and service to individuals, families, and organizations at a local, regional, and national level.

New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging»

Since 1989, the NJISA, a nationally recognized "Center of Excellence" based at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), has served older individuals and their families, providing medical care in varied settings and offering training for health professionals of multiple disciplines.

The Cave»

From CAVE® systems to desktop to mobile, Rowan University's Virtual Reality Lab creates applications for clients in a variety of key industries using advanced modeling and simulation capabilities.