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.
Key Faculty and Staff
- Benjamin Geller ‘01, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
- Catherine Crouch, Professor of Physics
- Christopher Graves, Associate Professor of Chemistry
- Elizabeth Vallen, Professor of Biology
- Ameet Soni, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
- Christy Schuetze, Associate Professor of Anthropology
- Women in Computer Science | Contact: Michelle Ma '20
- W+iMS Contact: | Contact: Emily Barranca ’19
- Women in Physics and Astronomy | Contact: Karina Cooper '20
- Society of Women Engineering
- US in STEM
- LaunchDeck | Contact: Jason Jin '20
- Society of Women Engineering | Contact: Greta Studier ’19
- Study Abroad Program: Globalization, Environment & Society in South Africa
- BIOL B115 Computing Through Biology: An Introduction
- BIOL B210 Biology and Public Policy
- GEOL B108 Earth's Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
- BIOLH102B001: Perspectives in Biology: Genetic Engineering, Farming, and Food
- PSYCH329B001: Neuroscience and Society
The Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment - Under the lead 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.
Current Lang Scholars and their projects:
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.
Past Lang Scholars and their projects:
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.