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Posted: March 6, 2008

'Debating Science' project will deal with ethical and political issues of nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) The Center for Ethics requests your assistance in recruiting exceptional science and engineering graduate students with an interest in ethics and policy for the National Science Foundation sponsored project Debating Science, hosted by the University of Montana in Missoula.
Graduate students in the humanities and social sciences working on science and technology issues are also encouraged to apply. Please forward this information to interested students.
The program explores the ethical and political issues related to the debates over global climate change, nanotechnology, and agricultural biotechnology. It consists of a 5-day workshop from August 4-8, 2008 at The University of Montana-Missoula and an online course in the fall semester.
The National Science Foundation provides support for program participants to attend the workshop in Missoula and covers tuition for the online course. We have recently updated our Web site with a report about last year s workshop.
Interested students can find more information and apply online at: http://www.umt.edu/ethics/programs/debatingscience.html
The experts scheduled to speak at this summer's workshop include:
  • Vicki Colvin, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University
  • Peter Raymond, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • Steve Running, Regents Professor of Ecology, Director of Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group, College of Forestry and Conservation,The University of Montana
  • Paul B. Thompson, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University
  • Rosalyn W. Berne, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia
  • Source: University of Montana