Our Approach to Research

The concept of convergence is at the core of our new approach to research and education, which is now applied at scale.

Convergent Research Themes

These themes transcend disciplines across Boston University and the College of Engineering, drawing upon diverse thinking to solve societal challenges.

Collaborative Culture

Building a collaborative culture involves retaining and recruiting faculty committed to, and excited by, the concept. That requires strong leadership that can guide and encourage faculty. The College of Engineering appointed long-time faculty member Elise Morgan to do just that as Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development. “My role is not just about encouraging collaboration, but celebrating it.”

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Great Minds Do Not Think Alike