Date & Time

Wed, 06/02/2010


This event focused on students interested in the ethics of science.

Ethics Survey


Guests filled out a survey designed by students from Montgomery Middle School. Last year, Montgomery formed a new Ethics in Science Issues @ Monty (eSIM) club. Students in this club identified two areas of science and technology that they believed raise some difficult ethical challenges:

* Use of Robots in Warfare
* Designer Babies

To help learn more about the perceptions of the public about these issues, the students developed a few survey questions, which we will distribute for this program.

Ethics in Science Awards


Winners of the third annual “Ethics in Science” competition were announced ( To be eligible for this award, high school students received invitations based on the focus of their science projects already accepted for presentation at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. These students, who had already demonstrated their passion for science, took on the challenge of considering the ethical dimensions of science related to the subjects of their projects. The winning students were recognized in an awards ceremony.

Our Flickr page: Students, Science and Ethics!



Michael Kalichman
UC San Diego

The moderator for this program, Michael Kalichman, Ph.D., is co-director and co-founder of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology ( and founding director of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium (