Museum Openings and Social Impact!
Here at Dartmouth, there's a special category of classes known as Social Impact Practicums (SIPS). I know when I was a prospective student, I hadn't heard of the SIPs program, but it has really impacted my freshman fall, so I thought I would explain!
As I mentioned, the SIPs part of "God, Darwin, and the Literary Imagination" involved each student in the class making a contribution to a larger exhibit at the Fairbanks Museum. I choose to focus on the relationship between childhood learning and beliefs about science and religion. My favorite thing about the project was that the topic was completely my own, and everyone in the class could work with a medium and topic that interested them. For example, my project was based on a survey and statistical analysis, but I also had friends who created paintings, sculptures, research posters, and even a hanging Ferris wheel! So, you're interested in creating a project based on your interests and leaving an impact on the world around you, I encourage you to check out Dartmouth's Social Impact Practicums! Also, if you're interested in learning more about the God and Darwin exhibit, click here for a video from when the class was offered two years ago!
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