Impact Focused Scholarship

From alleviating global poverty to prison reform, from preventing gang violence to promoting healthy child development, from reducing inequality to championing environmental sustainability‚Äď the School of Social Ecology is committed to tackling complex problems in order to strengthen communities and improve lives. Our faculty and students view the challenges of the 21st century as opportunities for creating a better world. 

Social Ecology faculty and students conduct laboratory and field research to drive solutions to important social and environmental problems. Although our work spans many disciplines and boundaries, it clusters into three main research hubs that shape our current and future work: Healthy People and Places, Crime Prevention and Social Justice, and Technology and Human Potential. Here are just a few examples of this research in action.