Recent News and Events
Posted January 25, 2019
Human geneticists should take responsibility for engaging in nuanced conversations regarding the relationship between their research and race.
Posted January 22, 2019
Posted December 19, 2018
Wishing our friends and collegues a safe and joyous holiday season.
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.
- 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
- 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
- AAAS Travel Award
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