CSC Summer Seminars 2017

Educating the next generation of scientists and scholars

Each summer the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute sponsors two intensive 9-day seminars. The seminars are primarily designed for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students, but each year we try to reserve a few spaces for a special cohort of professors, scientists, teachers, pastors, and other professionals. This year’s seminars will run from July 7-15.

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science.

The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength.

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. For more information on seminar content and application requirements, visit

For questions, please email the seminar coordinator at