Public engagement efforts in the college break down boundaries between basic research, intervention research and outreach to accelerate the application of research to people's lives. The College of Human Ecology uses a translational research model to better link social and behavioral science research to public engagement, creating a more seamless link between science and service. This linkage between research and practice presents opportunities for researchers, community-based organizations, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) associations, policymakers, industry and New York citizens to engage in mutually-beneficial partnerships which result in practical solutions to complex real-world problems. Information for students can also be found at the CCE summer internship website and at the Cornell Public Engagement site. In the fall of 2020, the College launched a collaboration with Cornell’s Office of Engaged Initiatives to make community-engaged learning a central part of Human Ecology’s curricular, co-curricular and research programs.