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Student Pugwash USA's 14th National Conference on Science and Social Responsibility: Promoting the Integrity of Science


All events except field trips and dinners take place at
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, April 12, 2007

5:00 pm
Opening Reception, Atrium (3rd Floor)
Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Poster Contest entries on display
7:00 pm

Opening Keynote Remarks
Richard Garwin
National Medal of Science Laureate, Scientific Advisor to U.S. Presidents
Pugwash at 50: Much To Do and How To Do It

8:00 pm
Evening on your own

Friday, April 13, 2007


Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am
9:15 am
What are the Pressures on Science?
Political Pressures: Jack Gibbons, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Research Pressures: Stephanie Bird, Co-Editor of Science & Engineering Ethics
Industry Pressures: Marc Brodsky, Immediate Past Director/CEO of the
American Institute of Physics; former IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
10:30 am
11:00 am
Why is This a Unique Time for Science?
Student Moderated Question and Answer Session with Rita Colwell,
former Director of the National Science Foundation
12:00 pm
Regional Networking and Chapter Organizing
1:30 pm
Lecture on Science and Social Responsibility
Albert Teich, Director, Science and Policy Programs,
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2:30 pm
Break, travel to organizations
Science Policy in DC!
A unique opportunity to meet DC science policymakers. Visit Capitol Hill, a science nonprofit, or a U.S. government agency
Working group meetings

Saturday, April 14, 2007

8:15 am


9:00 am
Working Group #2
Conflicts of Interest Discussion
10:15 am
10:30 am

Making the Choice: When Scientists Have to Choose
Bruce Buckheit, former Environmental Protection Agency
Thomas Budinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Louis Clark, Government Accountability Project

11:45 am
12:10 pm
Working Group #3
Discuss ways that science can interact with public sphere to combat problems in issue area
1:15 pm
2:00 pm

Promoting Integrity in Science: Ways that Science Can Help Itself
Kay Fields, Office of Research Integrity
Benn Tannenbaum, American Association for the Advancement of Science

3:30 pm
3:50 pm
Working Group #4
Proposals for possible student action on scientific integrity using previous working group meetings and panel discussions
6:00 pm
Reports from working groups
8:00 pm
Q&A for students interested in becoming SPUSA Student Board Members

Sunday, April 15

10:30 am
Assess working group ideas, agree on student initiative to uphold integrity in science
12:30 pm