our purpose

Consistent with its overall vision and mission, the School of Applied Computational Science’s Research and Development mission is to develop and deploy impactful and socially-responsible scientific knowledge and practical technologies that empower society to improve the quality of life.

To achieve this mission, the SACS sets the following objectives:

  • Build and sustain strategic research clusters of excellence that leverage existing SACS strengths in computational sciences;
  • Promote alignment and optimization of graduate programs, with respect to the strategic research clusters, to expand research opportunities and resources that attract and support a robust number of research fellows;
  • Promote research-based learning through systematic integration of research experiences into the curriculum;
  • Seek additional deep intellectual and mutually beneficial partnerships with a broad range of researchers on the Meharry Medical College campus;
  • Establish close relationships and set up collaborative projects with institutions and professional entities involved in the computational sciences arena in Middle Tennessee and beyond;
  • Foster research partnerships and initiatives that result in nationally and internationally recognized distinctive and innovative sponsored research programs.

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Our research takes place in computer labs built to reflect faculty interests and strengths.


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