SSES is a new paradigm at the University of Arizona: an interdisciplinary program of academic departments. The University of Arizona is a nationally recognized Research 1 university, known for its long history of promoting multidisciplinary research and education programs. Numerous graduate programs, composed of faculty members from various disciplines but with common interests, are providing cross discipline educational and research environments that enrich students' experience.
SSES is taking this interdisciplinary model one step further by crediting academic units in the College of Engineering across five founding departments. These unique departments have responded with their combined intellectual resources to target real solutions to the grand challenges our society is facing today and those challenges to come in the future.
I hope that you will enjoy browsing through the SSES website and that you, as undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, researcher, instructor, or simply as a friend and supporter, will join us in this invaluable interdisciplinary adventure.