The Bioethics Project

About the Bioethics Project

The Bioethics Project is a three-semester class. Students delve into the research subtopic of their choice.

The Bioethics Project incorporates:
  • Class/club time during which students work on their individual research
  • Mentoring by Georgetown University staff
  • Lessons focusing on specific research and writing skills, presentation skills, preparing the website and planning the community symposium
  • A daylong project meeting where students present and discuss their research
  • Creation of a website to publish research and convening of a community symposium around a research topic
The High School Bioethics Symposium
The Bioethics Project culminates in the High School Bioethics Symposium. Students present their work and findings at this capstone event.
2020 Bioethics Symposium Schedule
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Watch the Symposium Live on our Facebook Page

Opening Presentation: 9:30 - 9:45 a.m

Bioethics Scholar Sessions #1: 9:50 - 10:35 a.m.

  • Eliminating Imperfections or Unethical Intervention: The Ethics of Gene-editing and Prenatal Screening
  • The Power of One Versus Many: The Parallels Between Nuclear Warfare and Pharmaceutical Pollution in Water
  • From Medication to Electrical Stimulation: Does "Brain Hacking" Make Us Less Human?  
Bioethics Scholar Sessions #2: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Working Hand in “Hand” With Robotic Technology: Should the Human be Replaced in War and Surgery?
  • Testing to Expose or Expect? Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing & Gene Doping
  • Medical Innovations for Increased Efficiency: Will They Infringe on the Traditional Doctor-Patient Relationship?
Closing Remarks: 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              
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The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind institute at the primary and secondary school level. We believe that promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and decision-making prepares people of all ages to be effective leaders and compassionate citizens.