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The Communications Office serves as the link between the Sanford Lab and local and worldwide communities. Please direct your general inquiries, requests for interviews and photo requests about the Sanford Underground Research Facility to Constance Walter, communications director or Matt Kapust, creative services developer.

The Communications Department also:

  • Gives Deep Science presentations that allow the public to interact with scientists nearly a mile underground
  • Gives talks to the general public regarding the research at Sanford Lab
  • Maintains the Sanford Lab website
  • Manages Sanford Lab social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Vimeo (links above)
  • Publishes Deep Thoughts, a weekly newsletter that offers brief updates on the lab
  • Publishes printed materials, booklets and other information about Sanford Lab
  • Produces videos and assists other departments with a variety of projects


Constance Walter
Communications Director
Contact by email
Matt Kapust
Creative Services Developer
Contact by email