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Saturday, April 9 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Socio-Scientific Issues to Engage Students

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We will introduce our two-week curriculum that teaches the history of the U.S. eugenics movement and its impact on modern genetic technologies. Evidence supports that discussion of ethical issues enhances student engagement. In particular, the historical eugenics movement can inform modern practices related to genetic testing and gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR.

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Jessica Ficklin

University of San Diego
We have created a high-school level interactive curriculum to teach the history of the U.S. eugenics movement and its impact on modern genetic technologies.
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Laura Rivard

Outreach Coordinator for the Sciences, University of San Diego
Dr. Rivard has been teaching in the Biology Department at the University of San Diego for the past 12 years. Her doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego focused on spinal cord development. She has taught a number of different lecture and laboratory classes from... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
Room 55-528 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020