Program Details

Program Name: Rutgers Merck Summer Bioethics Institute

Category : Pre-College Initiatives

DESCRIPTION: The Office of University-Community Partnerships partners with the Department of Philosophy to offer the Rutgers Summer Bioethics Institute. This is a summer enrichment program that introduces high school students to some of the most important issues in bioethics that confront contemporary society. The Institute has examined ethical issues in nanotechnology, neuroscience, epidemiology, synthetic biology, the human genome project and genetic enhancements. The program gives students an on-campus experience and provides information regarding career opportunities in law, medicine, scientific research, public policy analysis and teaching. There are daily critical thinking and writing workshops to enhance writing and thinking skills. Highly motivated students from high schools in the Greater Newark area are encouraged to apply.

Population Served: High School