A strategy for Mississippi State University to become
the region's most respected land-grant institution
FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
EXPAND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Initiative: Heighten the overall impact of the university and advance issues important to its constituents in Mississippi and beyond by identifying centers of excellence that can help focus resources to enhance our service to the state and nation and build our national and international reputation. Centers of Excellence are characterized by interdisciplinary clusters and areas open to all faculty members who have interest and expertise, rather than centering on specific colleges, departments, or other units. Centers of Excellence should be further strengthened by encouraging the participation of current faculty, targeting new hires, and providing enhanced support as resources become available.
Invest the resources and energy required to recognize and solidify the national reputations of centers of excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Systems; Computational Science and Engineering; Transportation
Systems; Applied Social Sciences; Materials and Devices and Energy Systems.
Invest the resources and energy required to establish and solidify the national reputations of emerging centers of excellence in Global Information Systems and Natural Disaster Preparedness; Natural Resources, Environmental Science, and Environmental Toxicology; Bioimaging and Biomedical Sciences; Early Childhood Education, Health and Development; Community Engagement and Economic Development; Public Policy and Administration; the Center for America's Veterans; the Shackouls Honors College; and the Sonny Montgomery Chapter of the Appalachian Leadership Honors Program, and Internationalization and International Programs.
Invest the resources and energy required to realize the potential as national centers of excellence in the areas of Humanities; African-American Studies; and Leadership.
- All of the above mentioned areas and centers of excellence continue to be supported with the necessary energy and resources to make them successful.