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STEM and Society: Public Roles of Scientists and Engineers

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

JMuse Café Civic Engagement Series

Located in Rose Library 3rd Floor Flex Space

Civic Engagement is a unique set of knowledge, skills and dispositions advantageous to citizens in a representational democracy. JMU acknowledges the value of developing students and professionals as citizens who can politically act in the world and enact meaningful change. What roles and responsibilities do scientists, engineers, and technologists play in the civic sphere? Should those in STEM fields be prepared to play different roles in today’s society? JMuse Café will bring together STEM experts and practitioners to explore how regulations, funding, policymaking, ethics and other factors can and should influence technical decisions. Through panel and small group discussion, participants will also explore the responsibilities of STEM professionals as engaged citizens.

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