Undergraduates can now apply for the new Science Communication and Public Engagement (SCoPE) minor, designed to prepare students to be socially engaged scientists and to make science communication a foundation of a STEM education.
Supported by a grant from the Office of Engagement Initiatives, the minor is hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and open to all Cornell undergraduates. The SCoPE minor consists of 18 credit hours, separate from the eight science and/or engineering credits students will take for their STEM major.
Mark Sarvary, Ph.D. ’06, senior lecturer in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, is faculty adviser for the program after spending two years working with an intercollege steering committee to draft the curriculum. Other program leaders are: