Bree Aldridge, Jon Behr, Ricardo Brau, Kate Brown, Diana Chai, Barry Canton, Nancy Guillen, Maxine Jonas, Nick Marcantonio, Megan McBee, Nate Tedford, Shan Wu.
BE Bioethics (Kate, Nate, Nick, Maxine)
- A lecture format wouldn’t be optimal, whereas a discussion-based event would be more formative & constructive.
- We will invite speakers who would first give a short talk before mediating a student-fed discussion, which would make people think about bioethical issues, and get involved rather than passive.
- Prof. Drew Endy is an excellent resource for us.
- We will schedule these talks during the regular BE weekly seminar time slots, followed by social hour at the Muddy Charles. This should boost attendance and interactions.
- We will probe the audience to steer the next topics and get feedback about what people want to hear about, and who from.
- Philosophy of science, ethical responsibility, but also authorship, proper use of animal experiments, intellectual property are a priori subjects of interest.
Community Service (Bree & Diana)
- Bread & Jam on May 22, 2005
Social Events (Kathryn, Megan & Nate)
- Ideas for future events include paint ball, picnic and frisbee in the Boston Commons, nitrogen ice cream, softball & BBQ, sailing, board games, chocolate making class, wine tasting
- The GSC will be hosting an acoustic BBQ on Friday, May 13, 2005.
- Social: account for higher attendance, and possibly a BE semi-formal.
- IM sports: fees & equipment, participation is very high, and increasing each year.
- Mediation committee: its survival is up to Samantha & Charles.
- Academics: The Industrial Seminar Series could feature two speakers whose travel expenses should be covered (one Medtronic officer, a WPI bioethics professor). Additional funding will be seeked for advisor/advisee pizza hours, and career development/mentoring events.
- Diversity: one “lunch + cultural activity” every other month.
- BE Board meetings: same budget as this year.