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PreMiEr: Societal and Ethical Implications

September 22, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

PreMiEr...

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NC State part of $26 million grant to study microbiomes

September 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Heidi Reid, September 7, 2022 | NC State is taking part in the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr) to research genetically engineered microbiomes. ...

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Exploring the Social, Ethical Sides of Microbiome Engineering

September 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Nash Dunn, September 7, 2022 | At NSF center, NC State to Lead Research on Societal and Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies...

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GES Center Co-Director Jennifer Kuzma. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State to Research Implications of Engineered Microbiomes with New NSF Center Grant

August 10, 2022 | Guest Author

Deborah Strange, August 10, 2022 | NC State University is part of a five-year, $26 million National Science Foundation center researching microbiome engineering....

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MBTP-GES Exploring Case Studies Workshop

May 3, 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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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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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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Interdisciplinary Synergies and Discomforts | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 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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Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 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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Science and the Media | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 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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Science Communication with Jean Goodwin and Rob Dunn | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 2021 | 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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Public Engagement in Science and Technology with Katie Barnhill-Dilling and Steve Frank | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 2021 | 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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Science in the Public Interest with Jennifer Kuzma and Ramon Leon Gonzalez | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 2021 | 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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Towards Responsible Research and Innovation with Jason Delborne and Khara Grieger | MBTP Faculty Mentors

August 13, 2021 | 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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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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