To become a leader in proposing creative sustainable solutions to current problems, which will influence the basic human and societal needs in energy and environment, water, manufacturing, health care, transportation and infrastructure, communication and information technology.
To be a leader in the improved design of linkages between our natural and engineered systems to sustainably provide materials resources, water, energy, infrastructure, and manufactured products through innovative education, research, and outreach.
SSES presents a unique opportunity to create a center of excellence in interdisciplinary research and education. It gives The University of Arizona, College of Engineering the ability to take on the challenges of the 21st century. SSES offers the opportunity of becoming a locally, nationally and internationally recognized school; a school with a reputation rooted in excellence in research, scholarship and education.