Our vision is focused on five priorities outlined for the University:
Doctoral and graduate research is making tremendous strides in the college. A new Biomechanics Research Facility was recently dedicated. This is the first stand-alone research facility on the UNO campus, and the only one of its kind in the world! In addition, faculty members have dramatically increased the number of grant applications within the last two years, last year we hooded thirteen doctoral candidates, and a new Ph.D. program in Exercise Science admitted the first students last fall.
The addition of faculty members in the area of Early Childhood and the launching of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute are helping develop innovative and forward-thinking programs in this essential area. We eagerly anticipate the achievements that will be enhanced by the Institute and the collaboration with other branches of the University System.
Faculty members and students are learning and contributing all over the globe. Collective experiences in England, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Nicaragua, Brazil and Lithuania are focused on improving programs and research efforts as we move forward.
Our college continues to provide program and campus leadership in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our strong partnerships with colleges across our campus as well as community partnerships with the Strategic Air and Space Museum, the Henry Doorly Zoo, Girls Inc., and others has led to local and national recognition. Our STEM initiative also provides a focus on partnering with our colleagues across campus to advance the practice of sustainability, renewable energy and related topics.
We encourage you to visit our Internet home on a regular basis, because our work is continually evolving and changing. We want you to know that you are welcome, not only on these pages, but to personally visit us on campus.
Nancy A. Edick, Lois G. Roskens Dean