“For by Him (Christ) all things were created…, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17
The Euler Science Complex helps prepare Taylor students for Kingdom service by enabling them to actively participate in sustaining the created world, whether though conducting research toward greater sustainability or innovating new ways to serve through science.
Taylor graduates use their science-related degrees to tackle some of the world’s most challenging issues: disease, famine, bioethical issues and more. They are serving in businesses and ministries from Eli Lilly to World Vision. Their excellent academic training is paired with a Christ-centered worldview that not only changes them, it changes the world around them.
At Taylor, our students are challenged to do more than build their careers; they are called to impact the world. That call is symbolized by the servant’s towel that is handed to each graduate as they cross the platform during Commencement.
Stephen Johnson ’73 is the former United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Administrator and Bush cabinet member. Johnson has also held rank in the top tiers of the EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS). His efforts have focused on everything from the implementation of landmark federal legislation enforcing more stringent requirements for existing pesticides to helping safeguard chemical and food supplies from terrorist threats. Johnson has also received numerous awards including the Presidential Rand Award, the highest award given to a civilian federal employee. Johnson currently serves on the Taylor Board of Trustees.
Dr. Joseph Brain ‘61 is currently the Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology at Harvard University. After graduation from Taylor, Brain was offered a graduate fellowship at Harvard. Since then, he’s studied nuclear engineering and the biomedical sciences, earned a doctorate in physiology, and then joined the Harvard faculty where he serves as chair of the department of environmental health and director of the Harvard Center for Environmental Health. Professor Brain’s research focuses on the body’s response to inhaled gases, particulates, and microbes. He served on the Taylor University Board of Trustees from 1988-2009. Read Brain's tribute to Dr. Elmer Nussbaum.