About the Reilly Center

The University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values brings the sciences and humanities together to explore the nature and impact of science, technology, and medicine. Through our education and degree programs, we inspire student reflection on connections between and across disciplines, examining science, technology, and medicine through the lens of the liberal arts and in the service of human dignity and the common good.

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The Reilly Center was established in 1985. It is named for the father of an alumnus whose gift launched and supports the Reilly Dual Degree Program in Arts and Letters and Engineering.

In 1986 the center launched an undergraduate minor in Science, Technology, and Values with the aid of a three-year start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Since then, the Center has founded a graduate program in the History and Philosophy of Science, and a graduate certificate in environment and society (GLOBES), which was developed in 2005 with the support of a National Science Foundation grant.

Now the Center is preparing to launch a new program in Medicine and the Liberal Arts, with the generous support of Joan Storozynski Coogan.

Meet our Leadership Team