Santa Fe Institute

Community Outreach

We recognize the importance of improving the scientific and technological literacy of the general public to the end that citizens are motivated to pursue further experiences in these areas and are aided in making informed, responsible decisions about related policy issues having societal implications. To that end, SFI supports a broad range of informal educational activities for the general public.

SFI Bulletin

The SFI Bulletin is a free general-interest magazine featuring the Institute’s work and researchers that is published by SFI twice a year.

Public Events

SFI’s monthly series of free community science lectures  is nearly two decades old. Speakers are selected for their ability to convey broad research themes in the context of SFI’s approach to science.

High School Prize for Scientific Excellence

Each year SFI honors local graduating seniors--and a selected teacher--whose work exemplifies the Institute’s approach to transdisciplinary science.

Complex Systems Courses Database

A database of complex systems classes from around the web.

Exhibitions

Periodically SFI collaborates with partners in the local museum community to produce exhibits based upon SFI research results.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Emergence: A New View of Life's Origins

A joint project of scientists at the Santa Fe Institute, the Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter, media arts students at New Mexico Highlands University, Americorps, as well as staff members from the Natural History Museum and the Department of Cultural Affairs, this exhibition will take a fresh look at the origins of life.

Emergence - original website

A New View of Life's Origins (56.0 KB)


Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (52.3 KB)

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Education News

McKinnon family's $2.5 million gift to help expand SFI education programs Sept. 4, 2014 -

The McKinnon family has made a generous gift of $2.5 million to support the Santa Fe Institute’s education ...

Mass urbanization could lead to unprecedented human creativity...if we do it right Aug. 29, 2014 -

An editorial by SFI Professor Luis Bettencourt describes potential promises, and perils, of global urbanization. 

Video - Watch Steven Strogatz's SFI Community Lecture 'The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math' Aug. 12, 2014 -

In an August 6 SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, mathematician Steven Strogatz showed how math underpins our lives, from ...

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