Civic Science Roundtable Dialogue: CRISPR (REMOTE)

Every day, our students encounter questions and issues that required an understanding of science. While an understanding of the scientific concepts is very important, it does little to inform our students of the broader social impact and implications. It is therefore important that our students hear and deepen their understanding of diverse opinions, values, personal experiences and beliefs to best consider important consequences related to scientific advances and the choices they will need to make.

Our goal is to introduce you to the Dialogue format and support you if you wish to incorporate this approach into your classroom.  Participants explore the dialogic approach as a teaching tool, then participate in a facilitated dialogue regarding gene editing and CRISPR and model how to provide students with diverse views and backgrounds the tools to speak openly about gene editing and to seek a better understanding of the view of others, as they thoughtfully consider how we as a society and individuals need to act.

This event is a collaboration between Tufts University and MassBioEd and will be led by Dr. Jonathan Garlick, Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts School of Medicine, School of Engineering and Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. 

 The goals of this Roundtable dialogue are to: 

  1. Engage participants in well-informed, evidence-based discussions that will bring diverse values, opinions and beliefs into the conversation on gene editing.
  2. Deepen an understanding of the scientific evidence, social values and personal experience that are important in making important decisions about scientific advances.
  3. To create an environment for an exchange of ideas through inclusive dialogue that connects science to daily choices and decisions. 
  4. Provide training and support for teachers interested in including Roundtable dialogues in their classrooms.

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To pay by check:

  1. Reserve your space now by contacting Megan Schulz by phone 617-674-5137 or email
  2. Include the following info along with your check:
    • Event name
    • Type & amount (Member, Non-Member, etc.)
    • Your full name
    • Your email
    • Your phone number
  3. Checks should be made out to: MassBioEd Foundation
  4. Mail your information, the event info, and your check to:

    MassBioEd Foundation
    255 Main Street, Eighth Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Attn: Megan Schulz

    Email confirmation will be sent once the check is received.

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June 2020, TBD
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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