Arts & Science Students Receive Renaissance Award for Tenth Consecutive Year
Navya Sheth and Wim Howson Creutzberg have been awarded the Drs. Jolie Ringash and Glen Bandiera Renaissance Award, marking the tenth year in a row that Artsci students have been awarded a Renaissance Award. The Renaissance Award emphasizes experiential learning and provides recipients with the opportunity to explore a project outside of their field of study.
In their project “Doing the Most Good: Exploring the Effective Altruism Movement as a Framework for Practical Decision-Making,” Navya and Wim will be using the Renaissance Award to determine how – and how well – the philosophy of effective altruism answers the question of “what is the best way to expend your time, energy, and resources to improve the world?” They plan to investigate the core ideas of effective altruism, its relationship to other traditions of thought, and critiques of the movement. They plan to create a virtual guidebook to the movement, develop a curriculum, and eventually host a conference.