Where Technology and Intelligence Meet the Social Sciences
Advancements in science and technology generate social, ethical and political issues. Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are teaching students how to navigate these changing waters as they strive to make the world a smarter — and safer — place.
The Devil’s in the Details: More Research Needed to Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns
A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology.
Laban Coblentz: from the Amish to the Atomic Bomb
Laban Coblentz studied nuclear propulsion engineering in the US Navy and also holds an MA in English. He is fascinated "by the power of curiosity, the power of innovation, and the power of narrative." The former adviser to the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and current entrepreneur, writer, educator and international civil servant will visit NC State on October 17 - 18 as a guest of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and its School of Public and International Affairs. He'll give a public talk, meet with graduate and undergraduate students to discus careers in international service, guest lecture in a U.S. Foreign Policy class, and confer with faculty engaged in interdisciplinary science and technology policy.
Jefferson Scholars Expand Their Horizons
CHASS sponsors a number of dual degree programs that allow students to combine scientific or professional study with a focus in the humanities or social sciences. One such dual degree option, the Jefferson Scholars program, enables students to earn a degree in CHASS and a second in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This year, the program added an international experiential learning trip for Jefferson Scholars.