Welcome to Laramie
Western Research Institute is located in Laramie, Wyoming, a small Western city of 30,000 situated on high plains between the Laramie Range and the aptly named Snowy Range. Laramie is home to a growing technology sector comprising software development, web-based resources, and environmental and energy field services, and including WRI’s diverse programs.
Rocky Mountain recreational opportunities are a satisfying complement to our scientific and engineering work at the Institute. We enjoy fly-fishing, camping, mountain biking and horses. (In fact, Frank Guffey, one of our top scientists, is a championship cutting horse competitor.) In-town amenities include the arts, sporting events, restaurants and entertainment―everything from national concert artists to rodeo. Further benefits include a top-notch education system, short commutes and no state income tax.
At the heart of Laramie is the University of Wyoming, a doctoral research-intensive institution, a vibrant center of learning, an artistic, cultural and creative benchmark, and the home of the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls athletic teams. WRI is much enriched by our relationship with the University of Wyoming; research collaboration and student internships, for example, are frequent.
At WRI, we are conscious of our role as a corporate citizen in the Laramie community and the state. For more than a decade, our employees have made WRI a leading contributor to United Way of Albany County, and we annually assemble one of the top fundraising teams for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.