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The History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Student Association (HPSSA) was founded in January 2012 by students in Lyman Briggs, a residential college for the sciences at Michigan State University. History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, often shortened HPS, plays an integral part in Lyman Briggs by bridging the sciences and humanities in student education.
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Happy Finals!

Collective of studying tips & things to help you make it through finals: Anxiety Management Buzzfeed Studying Hacks The Importance of Sleep Find Your Center Study Space (I suggest the chalk board tables in the basement) Study Space Part II Study Music Study Music Part II Minimize Distractions.. (aka Tumblr) Cute Things Study Break! Chill … Continue reading

Keith Bengtsson (UBC) : John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts, and the Literary Beginnings of Marine Ecology

Meeting Tonight In C103 Holmes Hall at 7:00pm tonight Dr. Keith Bengtsson (Benson) will be giving a talk entitled John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts, and the Literary Beginnings of Marine Ecology. Bengtsson is a faculty member and historian with the University of British Columbia (Canada). He has also been a professor at the University of Washington … Continue reading

To Infinity and Beyond Movie Night!

MOVIE NIGHT! Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation It is our last meeting before Spring Break! This Thursday, February 26th, 2014 we will be enjoying complementary pizza and popcorn in C-101 Holmes Hall while we watch a hour long, Emmy winning documentary entitled Journey of the Universe: An … Continue reading

Meeting Summary: Speaker Series w/ Dr. Menchik

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day bitter or sweet? Click the links in the message above to see why Valentine’s Day may be both. Spoilers: Scroll to the bottom of this post for a Special Announcement! HPS, Medicine, Majors, and You by Dr. Dan Menchik We had a great meeting last Tuesday night. Thank you … Continue reading

Meeting Schedule!

February & March 2014 Meeting Overview February Tuesday, Feb. 11th: HPS Speaker Series: Dr. Menchik at 7:00 pm in room C-102 Holmes Hall Thursday, Feb. 27th: Movie Night! at 8:00 pm in room TBD March Tuesday, March 11th: HPS & Grants Panel (w/ Briggs Professors) at 5:30 PM in the Holmes Hall Sparty’s Bamboo Room … Continue reading

The One That Is Four Days Before Valentine’s Day

Speaker Series: Lyman Briggs HPS Professor Dr. Dan Menchik Bonus points if you understood that the title of this post is a reference to the popular television show “Friends”. We will be having our next meeting on February 11th, 2014 in C-102 Holmes Hall.  Our speaker for this meeting is Dr. Menchik a Assistant Professor … Continue reading

Meeting Schedule: February & March

New Meetings. We wanted to provide you with a our meeting schedule for the next two months so you can add our meetings to your planners, phones, Google Calendars, etc. ahead of time! As you will see below we generally have meetings every other Tuesday in Holmes Hall, with some special exceptions. We are really … Continue reading

MLK Day Lyman Briggs Event

“In a sense we come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our Republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men-yes, black men … Continue reading

Book Recommendations

Recommendations from Dr. Case and our President, Rachel Paran, that delve further into some of the topics we discussed at our last meeting about the environment and organic food: The Health of the Country: How American Settlers Understood Themselves and Their Land by Conevery Valencius Weighing In by Julie Guthman Wheat Belly by William Davis … Continue reading

Last Semester Wrap-Up & Spring Semester Events

The Mechanics of Organics. We apologize for the delay on the final Fall 2013 meeting summary. Our last meeting was a great one. We discussed the environment & organic foods with Dr. Case. (Ironically, we enjoyed some very artificial, but delicious, QD donuts during this meeting.) Some of the topics we discussed concerning the environment and … Continue reading

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