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Is Fire Season Upon Us?

ASU Professor Emeritus Stephen Pyne  says fire season dates back thousands of years; it is an interaction between people, nature

This week’s Tunnel Fire north of Flagstaff surprised…

The opportunity cost of conservation

An ASU research team has developed a first-of-its-kind study that combines conservation with practical economic tools for a case study of Columbia, South America. The study, led by Camila Gurrero-…

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes 4 outstanding CBS graduate students

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based graduate degrees in STEM or STEM education. The purpose of the GRFP is to help…

AAAS honors 7 ASU faculty as lifetime fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals,…

Welcome New 2021 Biology and Society Graduate Students

The Center for Biology and Society is delighted to welcome a new group of graduate students to the 2021 academic year. Read about their research interests, backgrounds, hobbies, and much more!

Embryo Tales

In 2020, the Embryo Project Encyclopedia (EPE) partnered with Ask A Biologist (AAB) to create a new content type connecting the two publications – Embryo Tales. EPE is a peer-reviewed encyclopedia on…

Kate MacCord: Recipient of the School of Life Sciences 2021 Faculty Teaching Award

Learning is a dynamic, uneven process. At the best of times, learning is driven by curiosity. At the worst of times, learning is driven by the need to fulfill a requirement.

2020-2021 Biology and Society Recognitions

This academic year has been “different” in so many ways. It’s time to celebrate the wonderful achievements of the Biology and Society community. There are many ways our faculty, staff, and students…

Student Spotlight: Sanghamitra Das

Sanghamitra Das is a PhD candidate in the Center for Biology and Society on the Bioethics, Policy and Law track. An Indian citizen, Sanghamitra arrived at…

Center for Biology and Society PhD Graduate earns several awards and looks forward to his academic future

I have had a wonderful final semester with the Center for Biology and Society this spring. I was able to focus on finishing my doctoral research thanks to the support of a SOLS completion…

Bio and Society PhD student earns national research recognition award

Originally hailing from Houston, Texas, Carly Busch completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at a small liberal arts college in the state of Washington, Whitman College.

PhD student earns 1st place in poster competition at AAAS and a first-author publication in the same semester

Erika Nadile is a 2nd-year Biology and Society PhD student in Sara Brownell’s Biology Education Research…

Biology and Society Alumnus, Deryc T. Painter, Explores Implications for Social Interactions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The world looks very different today than it did two years ago. Stay-at-home orders, face masks, and social distancing are now part of everyday life. Biology and Society alum Deryc T.

New Policy Memo on Recycling in Arizona

In September 2020, three Biology and Society graduate students, working with two other ASU graduate students, published a …

Student Spotlight: Logan Gin

Biology and Society Ph.D. candidate Logan Gin has decided to tackle a challenge that has been largely understudied: how we can support students with disabilities in undergraduate science.

PhD Candidate Paige Madison Embraces Science Communication and Outreach Amidst the Pandemic

During a seemingly uncertain year with the spread of COVID cases around the world, PhD Candidate at the Center for Biology and Society Paige Madison has been making the best of 2020 by turning her…

Welcome New Biology and Society PhD Students!

The Center for Biology and Society is delighted to welcome a new group of PhD graduate students to the 2020 academic year. Read about their research interests, backgrounds, hobbies, and much more…

Welcome New Biology and Society Master’s Students!

The Center for Biology and Society is delighted to welcome a new group of Master’s students to the 2020 academic year. Read about their research interests, backgrounds, hobbies, and much more!

Student Spotlight: Anna Clemencia Guerrero

In 2018, cell biology experts from all over the United States traveled to Washington, DC, for a National Science Foundation, hereafter NSF, Ideas Lab. The topic of the program was “Understanding the…

Alumni Spotlight: Liz Barnes

I started my academic career in biology and society ten years ago when I transferred to ASU as an undergraduate student from a community college. At that time, I was a first-generation college…

Student Spotlight: Kelle Dhein

In the summer of 2015, I was setting up meetings all over ASU’s Tempe campus searching for a university job that would reduce my tuition so that I could earn a master’s degree on the side. To my…

Student Spotlight: Katie Surrey

From a young age I knew that I wanted to pursue a career focused on animals. Ignoring the classic predictions from friends and family that I would become a veterinarian (and knowing that I didn’t…

Student Spotlight: Theora Tiffney

My fascination with infectious diseases began with my mother's bedtime stories. Instead of the cheerful, popular chapter books that were school-approved introductions to reading, my mom fell back on…

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Dietz

Hello from the middle of my PhD, where things aren’t exactly where I expected them to be. This past weekend, I was supposed to be in Philadelphia giving a talk on reproductive autonomy and genetic…

New study gives helpful tips for mentoring students with depression in undergraduate research

Depression is one of the top mental health concerns for undergraduates and COVID-19 is likely heightening students’ feelings of depression. A new study co-authored by Biology and Society Ph.D.…

Student Spotlight: Carolina Abboud

Biology and Society has been my academic home for six years. I’ve earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees here. And I have to admit that when I first showed up, I had no idea what I was doing.…

Students Share Positive Impacts of Social Distancing

As we are all finding ourselves at home, learning different ways of working, some things are harder or more frustrating. But we are also finding benefits and are enjoying the positive impacts that…

Reflections on Conversation Series with Françoise Baylis and Ben Hurlbut

For a junior scholar of the social studies of life sciences like myself, being a part of conversations on the ethical, social, political, and moral implications of the Clustered Regularly…

SOLS and Biology and Society Students Advocate for Improved Waste Management in Arizona by Attending Science Day at Arizona State Capitol

As members of the Arizona Science and Policy Network, or AzSPN, three Biology and Society graduate students, Erin Murphy, Levi Helm, and Infynity Hill, have been advocating with two other students in…

Biology and Society Grads Travel the World for Research and Internships

Representing Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences and Center for Biology…

History and Philosophy of Science: Informing Current Law

History and Philosophy of Science might sound like a specialized subject that only a professor could love. But, no! In a project in collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole,…

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Paul

The Center is excited to profile a 10-year alum of the Biology and Society Master's program.  Maggie Paul, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Policy and Program Evaluation in the Department of…

Welcome New Biology and Society Graduate Students!

The Center for Biology and Society is excited to start off the 2018 academic year with a new group of graduate students. From conservation to health policy and disease—read more about their research…

AAAS Travel Award Opportunity

Barrett, The Honors College and the Center for Biology and Society are teaming up to offer travel awards for undergraduate students across all science and social science disciplines that are included…

Life Science Ethics Program Presents New Programming for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Life Science Ethics Program is gearing up for a year of new events and programming.

CBS Conversation Series Continues

The Center for Biology and Society continues our conversation series this fall! The goal of each conversation is to present a big problem of contemporary interest in a way that is accessible to a…

Is Active Learning Making Students Anxious? It Depends How It's Done

Anxiety has been highlighted as a pressing concern for colleges, with over 60% of college students reporting that they felt overwhelming anxiety within the last year. While recent studies…

CBS Faculty Matt Chew Finds an Out-of-Place Catfish

ASU Now recently followed Professor Matt Chew to the Tres Rios Wetlands after the discovery of dead sailfin armored catfish in the local wetlands. Read the article here!

Minteer Latest Book, The Ark and Beyond, Featured on ASU Now

We are thrilled to announce another book by a Center for Biology and Society faculty member. Congratulations to Ben Minteer on the very well received The Ark and Beyond and being featured as the top…

Biology and Society Graduate Begins Her PhD Journey

Dina Lienhard (Ziganshina) is a new PhD student at the Center for Biology and Society. She was admitted for the Summer 2018 semester into the Biology and Society PhD program.

2018 History of Biology Seminar Discusses "Engineering Life"

Last month, an eclectic mix of researchers from different backgrounds, disciplines, and nations descended on the seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, for the 31st annual History of Biology…

CBS PhD Candidate Begins Fellowship with the American Institute of Physics

Samantha Thompson, a PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Science at the …

ASU-Leuphana Global Classroom Comes to a Triumphant Conclusion

Global classroom ends with final lessons on interdisciplinarity and working across cultures.