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Project Scientia highlighted for innovation and community impact

Project Scientia members from left to right: Mayra De Anda Hernández, Fatima Cornwall, Sandra Velazco, Carolina Viera, Valeria Montelongo

The Researcher, a publication of the Idaho National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, commonly known as EPSCoR, featured Project Scientia, an interdisciplinary initiative led by Carolina Viera and Fatima Cornwall in the Department of World Languages, in an article titled, “Project SCIENTIA Expands Outreach.”

Project Scientia, which takes its name from the Latin word for “science,” aims to make research and creative activity accessible to Spanish-speaking communities leveraging the time and talents of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Boise State President Dr. Marlene Tromp also highlighted the work of Project Scientia in her fall 2022 address to the university community as an example of innovation and community impact.

In Fall 2022, Project Scientia will collaborate with the Idaho National Science Foundation EPSCoR; Genes by Environment—Modeling, Mechanisms, Mapping, also known as GEM3; The Nature Conservancy of Idaho; The Stein Luminary “Day of the Dead” exhibition; and with a multidisciplinary team of researchers who advance public health for farmers in the Latinx community in Idaho.

Learn more about  Project Scientia on the Idaho GEM3 website.