Academic - Human Sciences Academic - LAS

Description

We are trying to develop critical thinking about the potential unknown consequences of technological advancement. Technology has been advancing at an unprecedented rate since the industrial revolution, and society has struggled to keep up with and maintain social and economic stability in its wake. In the name of technological and scientific progress, many scientists have ignored or discounted the potentially severe and negative consequences that can be inflicted on a society. This club explores the possible negative consequences of technologies currently being researched and proposes potential solutions for avoiding those consequences. The format consists of a weekly meeting, covering a specific technological issue, that starts with a discussion on ethical consequences and then moves into solving those problems posed during discussion. Join our club, anyone is welcome, the more diverse our group the better our discussions and solutions will be.

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Constitution / Tier

File Constitution.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 10
ISU Members 2
Non-ISU Members 1
Allowed Members
Allowed Officers
Membership Qualifications
Membership Restrictions
Elections/Selection Elections happen once a year at beginning of each academic year. Officers of previous year vote on president and Vice President, while the club members vote on the officer seats.
Meetings Tuesdays 5-6pm carver 0202

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Every week we will have a technology that we will discuss about, this can be suggested by anyone in the club, and we will pose ethical problems/consequences of developing this technology. And as a group we will try to find solutions to these ethical problems/consequences through the use of scientific research and critical thinking.

Description of Special Events

Once a year we will have someone from the field of ethics come to speak to our club and facilitate a discussion on a technology of their choice.