Forum on Science Ethics and Policy getting a wider audience

I don’t remember how much I’ve told people about this before, but since moving to Seattle I’ve been involved with a group called the Forum on Science Ethics and Policy. We’re a group of graduate students and post-docs at the University of Washington that is focused on making connections between scientists and the wider public dealing with a variety of issues. We’ve dealt with a pretty wide range of subjects, a few examples range from stem cells, energy policy, net neutrality and drug marketing.

The reason I’m posting now is that we recently reworked our website to make some features that could appeal to people beyond our immediate community, and I figured some of the people around here might find it worth looking at. The most obvious addition was changing the main page to a leadership blog for us to post about things related to FOSEP’s mission.

We had also collected various materials FOSEP members wrote up that was intended to be a resource for people learning about issues, though the static pages tended to become left incomplete or outdated after the creator graduated and nobody took over. To try and get around this we converted those into a wiki format that will be viewable to the public though editable by all FOSEP members. If people have suggestions for changes to make there and don’t have access they could contact me about it.

One Response to “Forum on Science Ethics and Policy getting a wider audience”

Thanks for posting this, Andy– not only does it revitalize the blog, but it’s a genuinely interesting resource. I’m reading through some of your stuff now; I’m pretty swamped, but I’ll try to actually comment on something. 🙂

I like your anecdote about arcane language; I had the same “steak” conversation with a relative a little while back. Ha!

Paradoxdruid - October 13th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

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