About the Discovery Initiative
A three-tiered goal drives the Discovery program:
- Awareness – what are the accomplishments of the campus community
- Understanding – appreciating the role of the school, experiment station and university in society
- Engagement – fostering loyalty and a lifetime relationship with the community
The Discovery Initiative strives to more fully engage all who have ties to the school, the experiment station, and the university. It creates opportunities for networking, for advancement, for mentoring, for advocacy, and for a general sense of belonging.
Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.
Discovery is at the heart of the mission of a research university. Indeed, discovery is the heart of education and even life itself. Scientists make discoveries in their laboratories, but on the way, they discover something about themselves, about their students and surroundings, about their subjects, and about the context of their work in the greater scheme of things.
All are welcome to embrace the Discovery Initiative as it unfolds in the weeks and months ahead. If you would like to be a part of this positive, dynamic program or learn more about it, please let us know.