To plan and conduct rigorous research and to disseminate the findings of this research, and to facilitate discovery at the frontiers of science, technology, and consequently to address societal needs.

We have adopted this Mission Statement because we want to:

  • Attract and retain the best scientists, staff and students by making every effort to increase the pool of diverse applicants.
  • Benefit from a variety of different perspectives in conducting and disseminating the results of our research.
  • Increase our potential, effectiveness, and creativity as a research organization by offering the broadest possible range of approaches to addressing issues and solving problems.
  • Prepare our students to become leaders in an increasingly multicultural society and world.