Are you interested in advising science graduate students and community members who are building projects that combine community-engaged science and art to address critical social and environmental issues?

Science advisors receive a $200 honorarium for a modest time commitment.

Advisor Commitments

Note: All commitments are virtual via zoom through May 2021. We anticipate that the final exhibition will be in person next fall.

  • Attend program orientation with the new cohorts on Feb. 17, 2021 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Attend one of the following workshops. At the workshops, science advisors will briefly present their work (about five to 10 minutes) as it relates to the topics listed below (case studies and experience) and participate for the event’s duration.
    • Wed. Feb. 24 • 4:45–6:45 p.m.
      • Explore a shared point of wonder: develop a hypothesis, assess resources and gather partners
    • Wed. March 17 • 4:45–6:45 p.m.
      • Develop a project plan and team roles, organize participation and shared understanding 
    • Wed. April 21 • 4:45–6:45 p.m.
      • Project creation: prototyping, implementation and presentation
    • Wed. May 19 • 4:45–6:45 p.m.
      • Reflection and evaluation: assess impact, report back and plan for the future

Each advisor will advise one or two art + science project groups that are facilitated by a member of the CU Boulder Art + Science doctoral student cohort or Boulder County Arts Alliance community artists (we are accepting doctoral student art + science cohort applications now). Cohorts will develop their own projects, however, example projects can be found on this page.

  • Meet with their advisees for about 45 minutes to an hour, once in March and once in May. Groups will contact them to set up the meeting. Groups will have a specific set of questions to ask the science advisor pertaining to the advisor’s expertise and group project needs for each meeting. 
    • March advising meeting is for discussing the science for the project.
    • May advising meeting is for discussing with the group how they will assess the impact of the science in the project on participants etc. 
    • Communicate with their advisory group via email as needed during the project development phase from March through May (e.g two to three follow-ups via email).
  • Attend the final exhibit and reflection meeting in fall 2021. Date and location TBD.

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