Roanoke College

SCIENTIFIC ETHICS: A Community Discussion


SALEM, Va. -Roanoke College will host a community discussion on the scientific ethics of chemistry on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom. The event is open to the public and no tickets are required.

Part of learning about science is learning how scientists are expected to behave. There is a code of ethics for chemists just as the Hippocratic Oath is for physicians. This evening is dedicated to discussing the ethical and unethical behavior of scientists. The discussion will center around two case studies, one real and one fictitious. Participants should have read both case studies and be prepared to discuss them. Please call the Public Relations Office at Roanoke College to obtain copies.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.