Science has a huge impact on our world, for good and ill. This means that scientists have a responsibility to think about the consequences of their work and to explain to others why it is worthwhile.
The Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good (the CSCG) molds responsible citizen-scientists through programs that unite the Ursinus culture of research and creativity with the habits of reflection and judgment cultivated by the College’s distinctive first-year course, the Common Intellectual Experience.
- a speaker series that brings to campus models of civically-engaged scientists;
- a student Fellows program to shape responsible leaders in science;
- the FUTURE summer research program, in which students from groups under-represented in science are guided by faculty and upper-class student mentors;
- new courses and internships at the intersection of science and society.