Marie Coppola

Welcome to SLAC

The National Science Foundation has awarded our interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers a five-year grant, “The science of learning, from neurobiology to real-world application: A problem-based approach.” We aim to develop transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, training 50 students (including 25 Ph.D. fellows).The “Science of Learning and Art of Communication,” or SLAC, draws on subfields of cognitive science and neuroscience: genetics, behavioral neuroscience, linguistics, education, psychology, and speech-language-hearing sciences. See more

SLAC in Pictures

Welcome new SLAC trainees;

Nikole Giovannone, David Saltzman, Brittney Hernandez, Ruth Mcleod, Jason Crutcher, Kirsten Reyna, Hannah McNeil














  1. Oct 23 NO Neuroscience Journal Club12:00pm
  2. Oct 23 Clinical Psychology Research Talk Series: Nathaniel M. Rickles12:30pm
  3. Oct 23 Teacher Certification Program for College Grads Info Session6:00pm
  4. Oct 24 No Neuroscience Seminar 11:00am
  5. Oct 24 ECOM Reading Group12:15pm
  6. Oct 24 InCHIP Lecture: Courtney D. Cogburn, Ph.D12:30pm


SLAC Events

  • 11/05/2019, 3-5:00 - Science and Imagination

  • 11/11/2019, 10-11:30 - Magnolia Innovation - Career Advice


  • Two SLAC Core faculty, Emily Myers and Marie Coppola were featured in the IBACS Film Series. Each film is linked below:

Marie Coppola

Emily Myers