The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) envisions impacting society by equipping students for scientific endeavors, advancing science in the community, and engaging scholars to explore the interface between science and other academic disciplines.
CRIS is committed to scientific excellence and a Christian perspective of truth and life. By fostering scientific collaborations, connections, and creativity, CRIS seeks to advance STEM presence at Azusa Pacific University and in the surrounding community.
One of the center’s hallmark activities (open to the community at large) is hosting the popular CRIS Science and Faith events, in which experts from various disciplines present thought-provoking perspectives on important issues of the day. A variety of topics ranging from bioethics and artificial intelligence to environmental stewardship and human flourishing are discussed.