The IRG program describes this track as dealing with the dramatic influence of science and technology upon modern life, as well as our changing relationship with the natural world. Advances in medicine and genetic research have transformed global health and helped us better understand what it means to be human, while at the same time these advances have provided deep ethical challenges regarding the future of our species. Technological breakthroughs have transformed where and how we live. Another prominent theme within this track is the development and management of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Finally, this track investigates some of the largest threats to our global environmental well-being, including climate change.
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