“WySCI expertise helped me secure support for a ~$6-million-dollar proposal.”

~UW alum, state agency researcher


The University of Wyoming Science Communication Initiative (WySCI) was launched in 2017 as a grassroots, faculty- and staff-driven initiative to enhance the UW community’s capacity to effectively share science with the state and the world.

WySCI supports, creates, and values three major areas of SciComm/Broader Impacts work: skill building, research and capacity building, and culture shifts to enhance the value and community around this work.

With WySCI, you can:

  • Get consulting support for developing grants, particularly the broader impacts/research impacts in society components

  • Get training to enhance your skills and knowledge

  • Collaborate on/contribute funding or administrative support to research and campus culture initiatives (see about page for current work & year-end impacts report)

  • Get updates about trainings, funding and job opportunities and more.

WySCI Partners

WySCI and its services are possible thanks to support from 16+ units on campus, including the Biodiversity Institute, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Communication & Journalism Department, Department of Zoology & Physiology, Department of Visual Arts, Ecosystem Science and Management Department, Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student Network, Haub School of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, UW Extension, UW Science Initiative's Learning Actively Mentoring Program, UW Science Initiative Wyoming Research Scholars Program, Wyoming INBRE, Wyoming NSF EPSCoR, Wyoming Migration Initiative, and Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.

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Contact Us

WY Science Communication Initiative

Dept of Zoology & Physiology (3166)

Bethann Garramon Merkle, Director

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: wysci@uwyo.edu

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