Who we are
In 1998, the Dean of Emory College established the Emory College Faculty Science Council to oversee, contemplate, and develop science at Emory. One component of the Council is the Program in Science & Society.
This Program aims to instill the thrill and importance of science in Emory students, especially non-science majors, and in the Emory and Atlanta community at large. We promote a better understanding of the impact of science on society, and work with the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines to convey the message that science is vital across disciplines-that science is not merely a collection of facts but is, at its core, a way of thinking and of approaching problems. In light of this, we strive to encourage and provide opportunities for both students and faculty to emphasize problem-based learning and the essential role of the research experience in people's lives and in understanding how the world works.
Recently, Science & Society's undergraduate group received a charter from the Student Government Association of Emory University. As an officially chartered group, Science & Society hopes to recruit more undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members as they look for new ways to engage the Emory and Atlanta communities. For more information, click here.
The Director of the Program in Science & Society is Dr. Arri Eisen, Senior Lecturer in Biology. Please forward any questions or ideas to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science & Society Faculty Advisory Committee
Howard Kushner (email@example.com)
--- Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Professor of Science and Society
----------- The Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts
----------- Behavioral Science and Health Education, School of Public Health
Sidney Perkowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
--- Professor, Physics
Jim Wynn, Administrator (email@example.com)