Bringing Scientific Solutions to the World’s Most Complex Problems
The challenges facing society in the 21st century are complex. Solutions require extraordinary people and a steady stream of new knowledge. In the College of Natural Science (NatSci), the passion for science germinates before students first arrive as freshmen, takes root as study and research stimulate further discovery, and flourishes throughout the uppermost levels of scientific research carried out by our faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students Read more about the College of Natural Science’s priorities.
The College of Natural Science seeks to raise $74.1 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.
To date we have raised $59.0 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great college forward.
Corey Longley Palmer Senior Director of Development email@example.com (517) 353-1637
“With a clear focus on excellence in education and research in the physical, biological and mathematical sciences, the College of Natural Science is making a difference by providing outstanding instruction, advancing knowledge at the highest levels and generating real-world solutions that directly and positively affect people’s lives.”
Support for undergraduate and graduate students is essential to our ability to support student success and to attract and retain the best students. Thus, endowment funds to support graduate fellowships and undergraduate research scholarships are a high priority in the College of Natural Science.
Endowed faculty positions allow us to compete nationally and internationally to attract the most outstanding educators and researchers, and to think long term about making investments in intellectual directions that will have an impact throughout the 21st century. As competition for federal research dollars intensifies, the institutions that will survive and make a difference are those with endowed chairs and professorships. We intend to be among those institutions.
In NatSci, our faculty members and students are hard at work, tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our advances in the physical, mathematical and biological sciences are leading to advanced applications in such fields as nuclear and high energy physics, evolution, ecology, advanced mathematics, plant science, and the basic science of human disease. Maintaining this level of research excellence will require public and private funding so that our faculty members and staff have the critical resources and training they need to lead the world in education and research in the 21st century and beyond.
World-class research and teaching requires first-rate facilities to allow for the very best teaching, learning and science to occur. Continued and increased funding is needed to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and revitalize laboratories to ensure that we maintain a world-class level of scientific inquiry. Further, a vibrant, world-class academic community also requires that strategic funds be made available to college leadership so that seed investments can be made to programs and initiatives that hold great promise for the college.