Seminar in the INS 2006/07 Program
In the winter quarter, we will have three seminar discussions during weeks 2, 4, and 7 on Friday afternoons. Schedule is as follows.
- Week 2, Friday from 12-3 p.m. in SEM 2 A1105
- Weeks 4 and 7: from 12 - 2.30 p.m.
Mario's Group: LAB 1 1037
Ben's Group: LAB 1 1040
Mike's Group: LAB 1 1059
Dharshi's Group: Lab I 1051
We will ask students to sign into one of the faculty seminar groups. You will stay with this group all quarter and each group will be of the same size (first come, first served basis). Early in the winter quarter, we will give you information on our seminar topics. The topics will vary from faculty to faculty . You can select your seminar group based on your interest.
Seminar Groups can be viewed by downloading this document.
Week 4 Seminar:
Find three articles that support the scientific conclusions presented by Al Gore in the Movie. Print them. Summarize these articles and write a one page summary supporting Al Gore's conclusions.
Find three articles that oppose the scientific conclusions presented by Al Gore in the Movie. Print them. Summarize these articles and write a one page summary opposing Al Gore's conclusions.
Bring the above document to class (add a cover page with your name and seminar group on it). Without this document, you will not be allowed to participate in Seminar during Week 4.
ATTENTION STUDENTS IN MIKE’S GROUP: In addition to the above assignments, you are also expected to do a small amount of advanced reading in anticipation of the seminar in week seven on stem cell research. Please open this document prior to week 4 and be familiar with what is expected of you.
Week 7 Seminar:
Dharshi Bopegedera will do her seminar on Women Nobel Laureates. She will select 2 Women Nobel Laureates (their lives & their work) and provide your material to read. You are expected to read this material, engage in small group discussions with fellow students, generate questions for seminar, and then come to the large group seminar discussion. Reading material for this seminar is now available on our Masu share (Masu/Programs/INS/handouts/Seminar/Bopegedera Group). Print all three PDF files, read, and get ready for the seminar.
Mike Paros group will be exploring the bioethics and the interaction of public policy and stem cell research through a case study and simulated senate debate.