Janet Weikel | March 21, 2017
Nuclear graduate student, Nirupama Sensharma has been selected to the 2017 cohort of the NSF sponsored training program Social Responsibilities of Researchers (SRR) in the Reilly Center. SRR is concerned with the ethical responsibilities of researchers arising from the impact of scientific and technological advancements on society, as well as the relevance scientific and technological research has for social issues. Training in SRR is broad-based and consists of education in ethics, policy and communication, among other skills. This year-long NSF sponsored program takes 15 science (including social science) and engineering PhD students per year. It kicks off with a week-long, intensive boot camp, continues with bi-weekly meetings thereafter, and culminates with an in-service project relevant to the student’s doctoral research.
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