"The Science & the Public program provided many opportunities for me to reevaluate and sharpen my world views. Nothing opens the eyes more than challenging discussions with intelligent persons from different backgrounds and locales. My classmates came to the program with the same desires I had; to grow and to learn. Together, we followed a well-structured curriculum that included topics ranging from philosophy, ethics and religion, to nanotechnology, the environment and the global commons.
As someone with a background in computer science and engineering, I found it fascinating to discuss topics that cannot be reduced to algorithms. Every student and faculty member supported, challenged, or extended ideas introduced in the readings or brought up in discussions. By the end of the program, each of us had a tremendous respect for our classmates, instructors, and the world around us. I could not have picked a better program for my needs and desires.”