Science & Environmental Communication

Science and Environmental Communication

What is Science & Environmental Communication?

By exploring communication strategies in Science & Environmental Communication, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students can find ways to address some of the world's most pressing problems. In order to tackle these problems, researchers and practitioners can develop evidence-based, research-driven communication campaigns. By leveraging communication channels, information sources, graphics, and messages in theory-driven ways, these campaigns can have an impact on environmental behavior change for the better.

Lead Faculty

Anthony Dudo - Associate Professor 
     DMC 4.354
Lucy Atkinson - Associate Professor
     DMC 4.346

Research Projects

Solar Run

Solar Run | Texas Immersive

Awarded the President's Award for Global Learning to implement an immersive, educational, and research-based experience concerning skin cancer and sun care alongside the team's partners at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Shifted Space

Shifted Space | Texas Immersive

Dr. Moriba Jah, an expert in orbital mechanics and professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin discusses space security, sustainability, and safety to create a movement and have government officials pass legislation to clean up space.

Science Communication Minor

UT’s Science Communication Minor teaches students how communication and science can work hand in hand to effectively communicate scientific topics to a variety of audiences. 

Check out the Science Communication classes that are available to take within the Advertising and Public Relations school: 

 ADV 323/PR 323     Public Communication of Science and Technology   
 ADV 305  Fundamentals of Advertising
 ADV 324/PR 324  Communicating Sustainability


Learn more about this Minor and how you can ​​create theory-driven work with important practical implications for scientists, technology innovators, and science and technology communicators.