Science, Policy and Citizenship Program
Program Areas – Education and Engagement
This program provides an important opportunity for high school age students to learn and engage in emerging science and engineering issues from the citizen’s perspective – to consider the social and ethical issues that may accompany transformative technologies like climate geoengineering and synthetic biology. It has three primary goals:
- Educational: Teach students about the transformative impact of science and engineering at a grand scale and the role experts, citizens and lawmakers play in resolving them.
- Research: Test the efficacy of methods, technology and processes of using participatory technology assessment as a decision-making tool in science and technology policy.
- Outreach: Demonstrate that the public can be effectively engaged – even at a young age – to formulate and express informed ideas that contribute to democratic approaches in dealing with technology and society.
- Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director, CSPO, DC Office
- Ira Bennett, Assistant Research Professor, CNS-ASU and CSPO
- Travis Doom, Program Specialist, CSPO
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