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Christian Perspectives in Science seminar

Team approaches to science are valued in the broader scientific community. As biological problems become more complex and require multidisciplinary approaches, team science offers opportunities to extend the impact of individual scientists. Team science also offers attractive strategies for doing research in a small college environment, prioritizing efficiencies in space, time, and money, increased productivity, and mentoring. A scientist’s approach to doing science is informed by culture, beliefs, and values. As researchers at a Christian college, we wonder what the culture, values, and practices of our faith can add to the team approach to science. Christians have been thinking about how to live and work in community for centuries and we believe that Christian perspectives and established practices can inform conversations about how to do team science well. We will discuss key observations and insights obtained from visits and discussions with Christian living communities across the country and consider their application to team science conducted at Calvin College.

December 2016
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