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Project SCIENTIA: Science Communication Laboratory


SCIENTIA team group photo

What is the ambitious goal of this project?

Science communication is an integral part of the scientific process but communication barriers hinder community participation and create a sense of disbelief in science. In this VIP, you will become a member of an interdisciplinary team who works on advancing community engagement and participation in science.

Experience Gained

  • Work with researchers, nonprofits and educators to disseminate science to the general public who speak Spanish or other languages.
  • Science and professional communication, intercultural communication, public presentations, poster creation, creating communications plans that engage multiple audiences and community outreach, stay up-to-date on projects and create and distribute educational resources.
  • This VIP is open to any students, especially those interested in biology, nature conservancy, public health, communication, STEM and World Languages.

Majors or Interests Needed

  • All majors welcomed
  • Fluent in a language other than English is desirable but not necessary

VIP Coach Information

Dr. Carolina Viera an Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages.
Contact Dr. Viera at

Course Information

VIP  200, VIP 400 or VIP 500
Full semester course. Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits.
Meetings Times: TBD

Interested in joining this team?

For more information and to request a permission number to register contact Dr. Viera at  OR complete this interest form and someone will contact you.

Check out this page for tips on contacting a professor.

To register, search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, read the project description to find the right section of VIP 200, 400, or 500.

Here are instructions for using permission numbers Add with permission number