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Review for Michigan State University - Lyman Briggs College, East Lansing, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In addition to providing an outstanding education in scientific principles, Lyman Briggs College teaches its students how to actually BE scientists, by requiring that they take courses in the history, logic and philosophy of science. In 1971 we read Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", fifteen years before Kuhn's concept of "paradigm shifts" came to be used as a teaching tool by the general public. My professor, Dr. Robert Snow, used this "paradigm shift" concept in counselling me to consider other options besides teaching Biology. In 1974 I took his advice, switched gears, and became an environmental lawyer for the newly created U.S. EPA, where I received awards as their lead counsel on the first case ever brought under Superfund and as lead counsel on the largest settlement in the history of U.S. EPA. As a "residential college" within a large university, Lyman Briggs provides a very valuable and unique educational experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I was a student at Lyman Briggs.