Fellows of the Center are recruited from science majors whose interests and talents suggest their potential to become outstanding civic as well as scientific leaders. The Center guides Fellows in
- taking a minimum of six additional courses outside of science
- learning how to communicate science to the public
- developing their leadership skills through experiential learning on and off campus.
This preparation prepares each Fellow for a future role as a scientist who is also a public intellectual, policy maker, entrepreneur, or one who brings scientific expertise to populations in need. As representatives of the Center and its goals, Fellows will be expected to engage closely with their non-science peers in and outside of classes and to take leadership roles in engaging all parts of the campus community in a dialogue about science and the common good.