NMSU Signature Programs

The Provost and the College Deans of NMSU Las Cruces discussed the signature strengths and programs of NMSU Las Cruces and how to work together to further develop these strengths. They identified areas on which there is already work being done and where there can be investment and growth. These areas are:

  • Data Analytics (Big Data in a variety of areas)
  • Sustainable Agriculture *
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Cybersecurity
  • STEM Education
  • Energy
  • Health Disparities
  • Water Resources and Research *
  • Information Literacy
  • Economic Development and Entrepreneurship **
  • Critical Infrastructure

In the coming months, the Deans will bring groups of faculty together from across the university to discuss research and teaching opportunities in these areas and how to cultivate collaborations across departments and colleges.  The goal will be to strengthen existing programs while identifying collaborations that will encourage new growth into areas attractive to funding agencies and to students. Let me know of your interest in being part of one of these groups.

"The eleven areas identified above do not cover the wide range of interests of faculty and students on the Las Cruces campus and their listing is not intended to discourage the good work being done in other fields. However, attention paid to areas where we are currently well positioned for interdisciplinary research and teaching excellence has the promise of promoting growth that benefits everyone associated with NMSU." Daniel Howard, Provost.

* Areas where the College of ACES has direct involvement
** Area where the Business and ACES Colleges have direct involvement