The Beckman Institute supports the development of cross-campus, interdisciplinary research programs that enhance the visibility and capabilities of specific areas of campus research. In the past several years the Beckman Institute has begun three new strategic initiatives: Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information, Technology, Society (HABITS), Imaging at Illinois, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP).
Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information, Technology, Society (HABITS)
Health: Attitudes, Biology, Information, Technology, Society is a growing initiative
that capitalizes on Beckman Institute’s extensive, combined expertise in the life
sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and engineering. This initiative is
designed to systemize and coordinate these efforts to create cross-cutting "Beckman-led,
campus-wide" intellectual and educational opportunities and innovations.
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Imaging at Illinois
Imaging, and the visualization of images, are pervasive elements in our data-rich
lives. Imaging at Illinois is a Beckman Institute strategic initiative
to build a campus-wide, collaborative, integrated community of faculty, researchers,
and students in imaging science, imaging technology, and the application, use, and
interpretation of pictures and images.
Learn more about Imaging at Illinois →
Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP)
The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy strategic initiative improves
management of earth's environment through research on social and policy dimensions
of sustainability. Programs under this new initiative integrate natural and social
science research on society's responses to climate change and the role of democracy
in making and implementing sustainable environmental policy.
Learn more about SDEP →