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Emily Santora

Written by Emily Santora

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 have been busy, so these are some examples.

Awards and Honors

Students in Biology and Society are frequently recognized for their excellent scholarship and merit with prestigious local, national, and international awards and prizes. Learn more

Outreach and Engagement

The Center for Biology and Society is committed to making science accessible to the public. We accomplish this through a variety of digital projects that use methods from history and philosophy to contextualize the scientific process.


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AAAS and Center for Biology and Society 
Barrett, The Honors College and the Center for Biology and Society are teaming up to offer travel awards to attend the AAAS for students across all science and social science disciplines. Learn more


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The Embryo Project Encyclopedia
The Embryo Project Encyclopedia (EPE) is an online, Open Access encyclopedia that reveals how scientists think by showing readers the history of embryology, developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. The EPE publishes articles, photographs, graphics, and exhibits, and is aimed at those who have between a ninth grade and undergraduate education. Learn more


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The MBL History Project
The MBL History Project seeks to bring to public attention the rich history of the Marine Biological Laboratory, located in Woods Hole, MA. The MBL has been home to many award-winning scientists, and this project documents that history for the public by digitizing the MBL's archives and creating digital exhibits that put the science of the institution into context for the public. Learn more

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