Science & Society

In the spirit of a true liberal arts education, Science & Society Lang Center associates are here to help you connect your “hard sciences” education in the classroom with your social calling. It is imperative to include the natural sciences in the conversation on social justice, as technologies and sciences have the rich capacity to expedite and maximize social impact.



Lang Center Associates

Nader Almadbooh '23 Tammy Pham '24

Sign up for an appointment with them on the LCA appointment calendar

Key Faculty and Staff

  • Denise Crossan, Lang Visiting Professor & Director of Social Innovation Lab
  • Katie Clark, Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership 
  • Benjamin Geller, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Catherine Crouch, Professor of Physics
  • Kevin Webb, Associate Professor of Computer Science (Tech + Social Good sponsor)
  • Ameet Soni, Associate Professor of Computer Science (Ethics & Technology) 
  • Krista Thomason, Associate Professor of Philosophy (Ethics & Technology)
  • Brad Davidson, Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair
  • Kathleen Howard, Edward Hicks Magill Professor of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Chair
  • Liliya Yatsunyk, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Student Groups

  • Biology Club | Contact: Shu Yi Chen '24
  • oSTEM | Contact: TBD
  • Gender Minorities in Math & Stats (GeMs) | Sophie Engels '23
  • Women+ in Computer Science | Contact: TBD
  • Society of Women Engineering | Contact: TBD
  • Swat Tech for Social Good | Contact: TBD



Relevant Courses


Bryn Mawr

  • BIOL B115. Computing Through Biology: An Introduction
  • BIOL B210. Biology and Public Policy
  • GEOL B108. Earth's Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
  • MATH B295. Math Modeling and Sustainability 


  • BIOLH102B001. Perspectives in Biology: Genetic Engineering, Farming, and Food
  • PSYCH329B001. Neuroscience and Society



On-Campus Opportunities

Off-Campus Opportunities




  • The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment – Under the leadership of Professor of Physics Michael Brown, student researchers in the SSX Lab study turbulence and plasma astrophysics partially to probe into the question of fusion energy, which would revolutionize the future energy supply chain.
  • Seimi Park ’20 – Press for Peace is an initiative dedicated to promoting the education of women in journalism, media, and communications, with a defined focus on data and technology as platform for impact.
  • Rose Ridder '20 – Phapangwittaya Water Project (โครงการน้ำโรงเรียนผาปังวิทยา) aims to improve experiential science access in Phapang and surrounding communities in Thailand.
  • Eriko Shrestha '19 – Nagar Mitra's E-waste Network in Kathmandu, Nepal, a network on advocacy education, and collection of e-waste.
  • Tyler Huntington ’18 – Harvest Circle aims to increase healthy food access throughout the greater Philadelphia area by enhancing the capacity of existing nutrition resources in both the emergency food sector and the urban retail environment.
  • Mariko Ching ‘16 – Bijli Bicycle or “Bicycle Electricity” is providing rural North Indian communities with independent and renewable sources of electricity and lighting.
  • Akunna Uka ’14 – The mission of SkillQuest, Akunna's Lang Project, is to support existing efforts to provide adult education in Chester, PA and expand the delivery of adult education in technology. 


Student Engagements Summer 2021