2020 Public Outreach Grants


  • Paula Croxson (Associate Director for Public Programs; Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute)


  • Science Talks! was a public event series that discussed current issues in natural and social science to K-12 students in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and the South Bronx
  • Each Science Talks! event included discussions, student-led Q&A sessions, and open laboratories. 
  • Created in partnership with the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and BioBus



  • Funds supported a podcast to document the legacy, musical excellence, and experience of female composers in electronic music at the Computer Music Center
  • These podcasts started conversations on the treatment of women, LGBTQ+, non-binary, and non-white composers at Columbia and in the fields of music and technology as a whole. 
  • The Unsung Stories project hopes that sharing this hidden history would encourage more women and girls to decide to work in music technology, computer music, electronic music.