Our core mission is to connect the people, resources, tools and ideas of UM System research and creative activities for the purpose of research development, communication, engagement and professional development to benefit the people of Missouri, the nation, and the world. We achieve this by providing research and professional development opportunities, engagement resources, and programming through meaningful partnerships with faculty, students, and staff at our institution and surrounding communities.
The Connector is the hub for the NSF-funded Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (OIA-1810732).
Researchers can receive one-on-one consultations to develop engagement activities for their proposals. To date, theConnector has supported over 240 proposals on the four University of Missouri System campuses.
Our flagship program, Mizzou IGNITES, is a week-long STEAM camp co-sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Migrant Education Program.