Why is History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science (also called Science and Technology Studies) important for Lyman Briggs Students? HPS classes train Lyman Briggs students how to understand and explain the big picture of how scientific knowledge is produced! As an example, please see Alana O'Mara describing how HPS concepts from LB133 helped her to perform her work as an intern at the National Institutes of Health the summer after her first year at LBC in 2014. Her essay was subsequently featured on MSU Today. Alternatively, listen to Dr. Williams answer this question in her video presentation below, or first year PhD student (and Briggs alum) Megan Frayer talk about its importance to her graduate work in genetics.
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