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, Oliver McNeil














  1. Apr 3 I/O Brown Bag Speaker Series: Dr. Alex de Voogt12:20pm
  2. Apr 3 Meaning Group: Geurts 199612:30pm
  3. Apr 8 Neuroscience Journal Club - Sticco12:00pm
  4. Apr 8 Clinical Psychology Research Talk Series : Valori Ann Banfi12:30pm
  5. Apr 9 CANCELLED: Neuroscience Seminar Series - Martinelli11:00am
  6. Apr 14 ON HOLD - Artist Talks - Digital Media & Design MFA Candidates12:30pm
  7. Apr 15 Neuroscience Journal Club - Pijewski12:00pm
  8. Apr 15 Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Ian Stevenson3:30pm
  9. Apr 16 ECOM/SLAC Talk Prof. Prather12:00pm
  10. Apr 16 CANDELLED -Opening Reception - SFA MFA Student Exhibition4:30pm
  11. Apr 17 I/O Brown Bag Speaker Series: Dr. Richard Fortinsky 12:20pm
  12. Apr 20 ***CANCELLED*** Esteemed Holocaust Scholar Christopher Browning to Speak at UConn 5:00pm
  13. Apr 22 Neuroscience Journal Club - Rheaume12:00pm
  14. Apr 23 CANCELLED - Neuroscience Seminar Series - Cui11:00am


Congratulations to Stormy Chamberlain on your 3M NIH Prader-Willi grant

Congratulations to Betsy McCoach on your National Center for Research on Gifted Education grant

Congratulations to Ashley Parker on your prestigious award from the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation -- The Student Research Grant in Audiology. The title of the project is “The Inner-Ear protein Prestin as a Biomarker of Hearing Loss." Congratulations to Ashley and to her advisor, Erika Skoe!

         Check out SLAC Publications 

Upcoming Events

  • March 9, 2020 - Talk Shop Rainbow Center Talk

  • March 10, 2020 - Anne Krook-online presentation on 'negotiation' (salary, vacation, contract term, etc.), SICSFLAGS, Arjona 307

  • March 17-18, 2020 - AttLis2020, Oak Hall 101

  • March 24, 2020 - Karen Wadams, Associate Director, Strategy Realization Office, Merck & Company; Project management

  • March 26, 2020 - SLAC Social, 5-7 pm in Arjona 307

  • May 8, SLAC External Advisory Panel Meeting


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

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