Saturday, March 11, 2006

Integrity in Science Conference at Purdue Univ. March 31-April 1

All students and other interested individuals are invited to participate in Integrity of Science in the 21st Century, a free conference at Purdue University on March 31 and April 1, 2006.

The conference will feature a number of experts discussing the intersection of science and policy, particularly in the life sciences, and student-led workshops on ways that students can make their voices heard on these important issues. While the conference is open to faculty members, teachers, and community members, it is geared towards students and student activism.

Dr. Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation, will present the keynote address. View the tentative conference agenda.

Students who pre-register will be given free meals and housing (with Purdue students). Register online.

This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the use and misuse of science and would like to explore how they can become effective voices for science. The conference is sponsored by Student Pugwash USA, an organization that promotes social responsibility in science and technology. Questions about the conference should be directed to Sharlissa Moore at Student Pugwash USA.

This announcement was distributed by
Michael Halpern
Outreach Coordinator
Scientific Integrity Program
Union of Concerned Scientists

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