Destination Areas Initiative
Destination Areas 2.0 Projects
Nine areas of focus combine our existing academic and research strengths with innovative transdisciplinary teams, tools, and processes.
General ItemAdaptive Brain and Behavior
Aiming to explore the dynamic nature of the brain as it changes and adapts across the lifespan and to a variety of different contexts. We strive to apply our understanding of the brain to improve quality of life.
General ItemCreativity + Innovation
Focusing on the curricular innovation.
General ItemData and Decisions
Seeking to advance the human condition and society with better decisions through data.
General ItemEconomical and Sustainable Materials
Innovating the future of manufacturing from atoms to systems through integrated discovery of materials, processes, and technologies while serving society through novel and resilient products and jobs creation.
General ItemEquity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition
Focusing on equity in the human condition, maximizing, wherever possible, the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, and access to crucial material, social, and moral resources.
General ItemGlobal Systems Science
Fostering transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay between natural and social systems.
General ItemIntegrated Security
Focusing on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice.
General ItemIntelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities
Focusing on bringing visionary humanists and technologists together to create the framework for infrastructure innovation and the reinvention of community.
Developing novel approaches to policymaking and policy analysis by focusing on the dynamics of complex decision making in multiple contexts and policy settings.