Arts in Medicine scholar visiting Department of Biology


Primary Participant:

Dylan Klempner


Chris Johns

The goal of this project is to provide scientists with creative processes and experiences that will assist them in disseminating their research to non-scientist audiences. 
A one-credit course called Creative Scientific Communication: The Broader Impacts will be developed. 

Students will engage in creative processes, simultaneously with scientific research and/or goals in the field. They will: Develop verbal and visual communication skills, identify-and-design successful presentation format, apply tools for cultivating and accessing creativity, practice techniques for reducing stress and improving well-being, and collaborate with faculty, artists and writers from across UF who will help students develop creative communication skills.  Collaborating UF Colleges and Departments will include:

  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • College of Engineering
  • UF Health/Shands Arts in Medicine
  • The College of the Arts
  • The College of Design Construction and Planning

The Department of Biology has had much involvement in the Creative Campus Program, is greatly appreciative of the STEM to STEAM movement, and plans to implement the new course created by Klempner into its curriculum permanently.  Some new courses developed as a result of the interactions between the School of Art + Art History and Biology professors are credit bearing. The Creative Campus activities that have developed with this partnership have continued to build and become a part of the fabric of these two schools.