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Panel Discussion on the Role of the Citizen-Scientist
When: January 31, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST

Alfred Lerner Hall, room 569

Columbia University
Morningside Campus

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Eric Schmidt by sending email to eds2103@columbia.edu .

What is the intersection between science and political/social issues? Do scientists and researchers have an obligation to address issuesof social relevancy? Does doing so taint the purpose of science? Should the public or the government expect or demand involvement from the scientific community on relevant social concerns? How can complex scientific issues be fairly presented by the media?

Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society has organized a panel discussion to address these pressing questions.

Gavin Schmidt, Adjunct Research Scientist, NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Cornelia Dean, Science Editor, New York Times
Jeffrey Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Refreshments will be served.
Open to the public, but RSVP required. Please email eds2103@columbia.edu with your name.


Published: Jan 26, 2007
Last modified: Jan 26, 2007