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Continual Innovation

Through science, engineering, and human ingenuity, the College of ACES is bringing new ideas to life, constantly developing technologies and systems to improve the world, ultimately affecting the way we live and work.

A World with Abundant Food

The College of ACES is helping feed the world’s population—even as it continues to grow—through scientific discoveries and practical solutions in research.

A Healthy World

The College of ACES is using the latest scientific advances, ranging from molecular biology to the management of landscapes, to improve the health and wellness of people, animals, plants, and the environment.

Productive, Empowered Communities

The College of ACES helps people live more productively so they can also strengthen their communities and contribute answers to society’s most challenging issues.

Financial Security

The College of ACES helps people make better decisions in their jobs and for their families, giving them knowledge and tools to achieve financial security and success, as a foundation for purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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Want to know what really happens in ACES? Check out Voices of ACES, our college blog, that highlights our college from the perspective of our students, our faculty, our staff, and ACES Dean Kim Kidwell!


AdvanCES in Research - 2017: Catch the passion and perseverance that drive ACES researchers to make important discoveries in the latest edition of AdvanCES in Research.

HOlding Hands

Spring Cleaning: Maintaining Your Romantic Relationship Join us on February 16 from noon-1 pm as Dr. Brian Ogolsky from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies discusses the science behind why romantic relationships improve or deteriorate during a one-hour chat on Twitter. Use #askACES to ask your questions about how people can maintain their romantic relationships, how to spot signs of relationship trouble, and more!