Science, Technology, and Society: an exciting new program for Tufts

Who among us has not though “Okaaay, but I’m never going to use this in the Real World” about some topic we’re learning in school? A new co-major at Tufts called Science, Technology, and Society (STS) is encouraging students to look at how science and technology are woven into the fabric of our daily lives and, conversely, how  society’s structure affects how we approach STEM … Continue reading Science, Technology, and Society: an exciting new program for Tufts

A Biased Survey of the Best Tufts Classes

Course selection is coming up soon, so I asked a few of my senior friends (hence the biased sampling) to identify their favorite STEM classes at Tufts. I got back a few answers. A majority were pretty major-specific… “My favorite STEM-related class was Physical Organic Chemistry (Chem 151) because it involved class participation and Thomas is really good at explaining difficult concepts. (Class is not … Continue reading A Biased Survey of the Best Tufts Classes

Philosophy of Biology

I never realized how important philosophical thinking was to the natural sciences until I decided to take the philosophy class Rational Choice taught by Patrick Forber. For those of you looking for a humanities class that will challenge your thinking and improve your decision-making, look no further. Rational Choice covers the basic concepts and classic paradoxes of decision theory and game theory. Patrick Forber studies … Continue reading Philosophy of Biology