Infusing the Arts and Sciences

The Center for the Communication of Science (CCS) is the first of its kind in the Northwest of the U.S. and is based at Montana State University within the College of Arts and Architecture.   Through the formal integration of the arts and sciences, we plan to generate new knowledge, as well as work towards closing the gap in public understanding of science.

Get Involved

CCS produces dynamic, original work that communicates science to the public. If you are interested in finding out how you can become part of the Center for the Communication of Science or are looking to collaborate in research, education or dissemination, click here to get involved.  

Press Releases and Events

Learn about our latest projects


Victoria Vesna: ArtSci

The Victoria Vesna event went great, thanks for all who participated!  If you couldn't make it, no problem, check out our video recording.


SALSA: Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access

Great work Billy Collins for putting together SALSA's website!  Antarctic field work began in austral summer 2016/2017 and will continue through the 2018/2019 season.  Learn more about SALSA's research.





The Importance of Vaccines

The CCS recently completed a short film for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Great work to Montana State's MFA student Colleen Harvey who worked with fellow students and Kathy Kasic on the project!


Summer events
Ethnografilm Poster



Thursday, May 18th

Held every April at the historic Ciné 13 Theater in Paris, Ethnografilm is an annual celebration of the art and science of non-fiction filmmaking. Marked by its contemporary relevance, the festival promotes the examination of cultures and the social impact of science, describing patterns of living throughout the world to educate and entertain. The Bozeman Doc Series and MSU’s Center for the Communication of Science present the Best of Ethnografilm in an evening event of curated short films.

Where: Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Event Starts: 7:00PM

Victoria Vesna

Victoria Vesna


Saturday, April 29th

Victoria Vesna is the Director of UCLA Department of Design and Media Arts and the Director of the ArtSci center at the School of Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).  Her work can be defined as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technology. With her installations she explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. Learn more about theUCLA Art|Sci Center.

Where: Black Box Theater

Montana State University

Reception: 5:00PM

Event: 5:30 to 6:30PM