At Human Ecology, cross-unit collaborations expand our capacity to obtain funded research support and provide students with high-impact learning opportunities. We focus on two broad inter-sectional themes that bridge research, scholarship, teaching, and outreach across multiple departments: Ecology of human interdependence with natural environments and health and well-being across the lifespan.
Conducting collaborative, people-focused research
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A research community with an expansive reach
A presence in the community and around the State, Human Ecology has a century-long tradition of working in partnership with community members to tackle thorny issues like food security, parenting in a pandemic or caregiver stress.
The School of Human Ecology has an impact far beyond what might be expected of a school of its size. Many faculty have joint appointments with Extension and varied units on campus and beyond.
Child Development Lab
A home for real-world teaching, problem-solving, and research with children and their families, offering year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to five years.