Date: Fri, 08/01/2014 – Sat, 08/30/2014




Left to right: Yu-Jane Chen, Leora Mazumdar, Akua McLeod, Shannon Hwang

2014 COSMOS Ethics in Science and Technology Awards

In collaboration with the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) for high school students, the Ethics Center hosted its fourth annual COSMOS Ethics in Science Essay Contest.

This year, it awarded four grand prize winners for their excellent analyses of ethics in science and technology research.

Results of the 2014 COSMOS Ethics in Science Essay Contest:

1st place:

Shannon Hwang (Concordia International School, Shanghai, China)
“The Problem of Profit: Ethics of Moneymaking through Tissue Engineering”

2nd place:

Akua McLeod (The Webb Schools, Upland, CA)
“The Impact of Biofuels on Human Rights”

3rd place: (tied)

Yu-Jane Chen (Troy High School, Fullerton, CA)
“Geoengineering and Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosols: The Ethical Issues”

Leora Mazumdar (Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills, CA
“The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations”

Ethics Award-1Contest winners with Ethics Center and COSMOS staff

Ethics judges-1COSMOS Essay Contest coordinators