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Four Areas of Strategic Research and Creative Activity  

1. Artificial Intelligence

Strengths and interests at NMSU include: applications of AI in agriculture, applications of AI in cybersecurity, applications of AI in finance, bioinformatics, data mining, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning and deep learning, sensing and sensor development, and signal processing.

This area aligns with NSF's 10 Big Ideas [NSF]: "Harnessing the Data Revolution"
This area aligns with [DoE]: "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning"
This area aligns with "Research Strengths" in [ENGR]

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2. Energy, Environment, and Water

Strengths and interests at NMSU include: (Energy) photovoltaics, smart grids; (Environment) environmental microbiology, policy, waste water treatment,; (Water) conservation, desalination, and management; efficient water use in food processing and oil and gas production, i.e. produced water.

This area works toward meeting the challenges in [NAE]: "Make Solar Energy Economical," "Provide Access to Clean Water," "Manage the nitrogen cycle,"
This area aligns with [DoE]: "Advanced and Sustainable Energy"
This area aligns with [USDA]: "Water"
This area aligns with [USAID]: "Powering Agriculture," "Water and Energy for Food"
This area aligns with "Global Challenges" in [LEADS], "Research Priorities" in [ACES], "Research Strengths" in [ENGR]"

3. Food Production, Safety, Science, and Security

Strengths and interests at NMSU include: agriculture and food production in arid lands, food safety, food science and technology, food security including supply chain and logistics, food sustainability including bioprocessing and microbiology.

This area aligns with NSF’s 10 Big Ideas [NSF]: "Understanding the Rules of Life,"
This area works toward meeting the challenges in [NAE]: "Provide Access to Clean Water," "Manage the nitrogen cycle,"
This area aligns with [USAID]: "Powering Agriculture," "Securing Water for Food"
This area aligns with [USDA]: "Food Security," "Food Safety,"
This area aligns with "Global Challenges" in [LEADS] and "Research Priorities" in [ACES]

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4. Transforming STEM Education

This area aligns with NSF's 10 Big Ideas [NSF]: "Enhancing Science and Engineering Education through Diversity"
This area works toward meeting the challenge in [NAE]: "Advance Personalized Learning"
This area aligns with Objective 3.3 in [LEADS], "Research Strengths" in [ENGR]

References

[NSF] National Science Foundation, "10 Big Ideas," https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp

[NAE] The National Academy of Engineering, "Grand Challenges for Engineering," http://www.engineeringchallenges.org

[DoE] Department of Energy, "Science Initiatives of Special Priority," https://www.energy.gov/science/initiatives

[NASA] National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Space Technology Grand Challenges," https://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/strategic_integration/grand_challenges_detail.html

[USDA] United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), "Challenge Areas," https://nifa.usda.gov/challenge-areas

[USAID] United States Agency for International Development (USAID), "Grand Challenges for Development,"https://www.usaid.gov/grandchallenges

[LEADS] New Mexico State University, "LEADS 2025: Strategic Plan," https://www-1888.nmsu.edu/LEADS/

[ACES] New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, "Research Priorities," https://aces.nmsu.edu/aes/documents/aces-research-priorities-2019.pdf

[ENGR] New Mexico State University, College of Engineering, "Research Strengths," https://engr.nmsu.edu/research-strengths/