For the December “Issues in STEM” discussion group, we will talk about contemporary questions around scientific ethics and social responsibility. In two of the pieces for this month, we will learn how our own biases or the lack of diversity on a research team can inadvertently cause harm.
– Lack of Gender Diversity in Drug Trials
– Absence of information about how skin color impacts the presentation and diagnosis of disease
We will also explore some of the issues behind the failure of the Boeing 737 Max.
Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you’ve listened to/watched/read this month’s piece(s) or not. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Register on Sessions for the article links: https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/60564