The Colleges of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS), Engineering (EGR), and Nursing have launched an initiative entitled “Trifecta,” in reference to three winning colleges. Trifecta usually means betting on the first three winners in a horse race; however at MSU, Trifecta means three MSU colleges have joined forces to maximize research innovation and collaboration, and focus on the use of new communication and engineering technologies to deliver nursing and health services to underserved communities.
Those three colleges, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing will serve as a launch pad for interdisciplinary projects from those three colleges. This cross-college collaboration seeks to promote and support research collaborations among faculty in our three colleges.
Trifecta is a vehicle for collaboration between the three founding colleges. Some of the most high impact applications of technology for improved health care will happen in out-patient and in-home settings. The experience of our colleagues in the College of Nursing in identifying the needs for technological advancements is extremely valuable to both Engineering and Communication Arts and Science faculty. By leveraging the skill sets of faculty from all three colleges, we will improve peoples lives in Michigan, in the nation and around the world.
Leo Kempel, Dean, MSU College of Engineering
As a junior faculty member it can be hard to know who to reach out to. Being a part of Trifecta has helped me reach out to other faculty members in other colleges on campus. Additionally, it has enabled me to connect with more experienced researchers and learn from them.
Bree Holtz, Adjunct Research Professor, College of Communication Arts and Sciences