MBTP-GES Exploring Case Studies Workshop

May 17, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

With the coaching of core faculty from the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, groups of MBTP faculty mentors and trainees will focus on three specific controversies in biotechnology. Lunch provided from Neomonde....

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Towards Responsible Research and Innovation with Jason Delborne and Khara Grieger | MBTP Faculty Mentors

April 8, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

In this workshop, we will explore the framework of "responsible research and innovation," which offers a lens for thinking about the social and political context of science and the practices that can promote responsibility....

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Science in the Public Interest with Jennifer Kuzma and Ramon Leon Gonzalez | MBTP Faculty Mentors

March 11, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

In this workshop, we will explore how to engage with our students about the challenges and opportunities of doing science in the public interest....

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Public Engagement in Science and Technology with Katie Barnhill-Dilling and Steve Frank | MBTP Faculty Mentors

February 11, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

This workshop will explore the motivations and techniques of public engagement with a particular eye toward how we mentor our graduate students to begin to learn these skills early in their career....

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NC State receives USDA/NIFA grant to evaluate societal impacts and foster sustainability of GE and nanotech in agriculture

February 11, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

February 10, 2022 | Khara Grieger, together with GES Co-director Jennifer Kuzma, will lead a $650,000 project that will support the responsible development of novel agrifood technologies to contribute to more sustainable food and ag systems. ...

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Science Communication with Jean Goodwin and Rob Dunn | MBTP Faculty Mentors

January 14, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

What is good science communication? How do we talk about our research program and our findings with different kinds of people? How can listening to stakeholders and relevant communities inform and improve our science?...

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Science and the Media | MBTP Faculty Mentors

November 12, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Katie Mack and Matt Shipman | In this workshop, we will work on our media skills and consider how best to mentor our students to succeed in this aspect of science communication....

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Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | MBTP Faculty Mentors

October 15, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Martha Burford Reiskind and Joseph L. Graves | What do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean in the context of mentoring? How do we address and acknowledge our own unconscious biases even as we lead our labs toward DEI practices? In this workshop we will move beyond awareness training to consider how faculty can model and facilitate behavior that promotes DEI....

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Interdisciplinary Synergies and Discomforts | MBTP Faculty Mentors

September 10, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Fred Gould and Nora Haenn | In this workshop, we will explore the synergies and discomforts of interdisicplinarity across the natural and social sciences....

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MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Project Overview NC State’s Molecular Biotechnology Training Program (MBTP) is a campus-wide graduate level training network that is designed to: 1) Ensure technical proficiency and training in responsible and rigorous science; 2) Provide an educational...

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Cultural Beliefs and Stakeholder Affiliation Influence Attitudes Towards Responsible Research and Innovation | Frontiers in Political Science

June 24, 2021 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, June 24, 2021 | Biotech developers are concerned about the future of gene editing having experienced the contentious history of first-generation GM foods. They have also expressed desires to do better with public engagement in gene-editing innovation. The framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) may provide a way forward to act on their desires for greater public legitimacy....

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A Focus on “Intended Consequences” to Drive Conservation Action | Conservation Science and Practice

April 15, 2021 | Patti Mulligan

Press Release, April 15, 2021 | A newly published special issue of Conservation Science and Practice makes the case for rebalancing the risk–benefit equation in conservation....

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Scientists Set a Path for Field Trials of Gene Drive Organisms | Science

December 17, 2020 | Guest Author

Press Release, December 17, 2020 | As genetically engineered organisms ramp up, a multidisciplinary coalition offers a framework for ethical, socially engaged and transparent field practices...

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Community-Led Governance for Gene-Edited Crops; Jennifer Kuzma and Khara Grieger, Science, 2020

Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science

November 19, 2020 | Guest Author

Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers....

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Responsible Innovation in Biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy | Elementa

September 1, 2020 | Jennifer Kuzma

Jennifer Kuzma, September 1, 2020 | This article explores attitudes of stakeholders involved in biotechnology towards the Responsible Innovation (RI) framework. ...

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