Summer Seminars

Summer Seminars

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The schedule and format for the 2021 Summer Seminars are still in development. Check back frequently for updates on the program and availability of the online application.

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.

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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. This seminar is open to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the natural sciences or the philosophy of science. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors or already in graduate school.

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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. This seminar is open to college/university undergraduate or graduate students who intend careers in the social sciences, humanities, law, or theology.

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Help us educate the next generation of scientists and scholars!

If you are not a candidate for this program, but know students who might be, please help us by referring students to this website or sharing this printable flyer and encourage them to apply as soon as possible.

Also, please consider making a special donation to help fund the cost of the seminars. Your support of the Summer Seminar Program will allow us to educate a new generation of scientists, scholars, and educators who have the desire, the vision and the determination to breathe new purpose into the scientific enterprise and influence its self-understanding in ways that will benefit both science and humanity.

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