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Congress on Teaching the Social and Ethical Implications of Research

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There is an increasing push to ensure that scientists and engineers are educated in the social and ethical implications of research. Because this trend is relatively new, there are no cohesive curricula or recognized sets of best practices. But SEI education is happening in a wide variety of spaces including: laboratory training sessions, science museums, online modules, study abroad experiences, and the classroom. A number of research groups and individuals across the country are currently developing their own approaches to delivering this material to scientists and engineers. This Congress will bring together a wide array of these educators to share the programs, materials, and experience they've already developed and serve as an opportunity to collaborate on new strategies to help scientists and engineers understand the social and ethical implications of research. The Congress will be held a few blocks away from and immediately after the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET). There is no registration fee for the Congress. For additional information, please e-mail or visit online.

Thursday-Friday, November 10-11, 2011