The ASU Center for Biology and Society is a dynamic center that promotes research and education related to study of the life sciences and their interconnections with society. The center reaches across traditional academic boundaries and stimulates intellectual growth through innovative collaborations.
Founded in 2003 by School of Life Sciences University Professor Jane Maienschein, the center supports collaborative research projects that provide challenging research, education, and outreach opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.
Projects include the Carnap Project, Computational History and Philosophy of Science, Ecoservices, Fire and History, Environmental Ethics, Evidence-Based Education, Embryo Project, Big Data & Modeling Biology, Neuroscience and Philosophy, and Life Science Ethics (with SOLS). The Center also collaborates with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on an annual History of Biology Seminar and the MBL History Project.
Graduate programs in the Center focus around Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law; History and Philosophy of Science; and Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment.