Mission of the Institute
Universities conduct a great deal of research that seeks to both advance our knowledge and to enable us to make a positive difference in our world. Too often, however, this knowledge remains in the academy and does not find its way into the hands of those who could use it to improve public policies and programs and the lives of people they affect.
The mission of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise is to improve the effectiveness of government and other institutions in addressing social concerns through the successful mobilization of use-inspired research. Learn more about use-inspired research.
The Working Cities Challenge. The Mosakowski Institute is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on its initiative to advance collaborative leadership in Massachusetts smaller cities and to support ambitious work to improve the lives of low-income people in those cities.
The Institute recently prepared “data dashboards” for twenty Massachusetts cities, compiling information about such subjects as demographics, income, employment, educational attainment, and health.
NOAA Fellows. The second year class of our Marsh-Mosakowski Fellows is completing their summer placements at NOAA facilities around the country. Undergraduates selected for this program receive a summer stipend for their work under the supervision of marine science and policy experts at NOAA facilities from Puget Sound to the coast of Maine. Learn more
Understanding Chronic Disease in Nicaragua. The Institute has invested in IDCE Professor Barbara Goldoftas' work on poverty, diet, medical care, and population health. Barbara has made two research trips to Nicaragua in an attempt to understand that impoverished country's very high rate of Type II Diabetes. Her goal is to find ways to improve the health of people suffering from chronic disease both in the developing world and here in the United States.
Improving Math and Science Education. STEM Education—science, technology, engineering, and math—seems to be on everyone's mind these days. Clark Education Department Chair Sarah Michaels is leading a Mosakowski-supported project to improve the training and professional development of those who teach these subjects at the K-12 levels. Sarah's work has also received support from a National Science Foundation RAPID grant. Learn More