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Science and Technology Governance and Ethics: A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China

This book analyzes the possibilities for effective global governance of science in Europe, India and China. Authors from the three regions join forces to explore how ethical concerns over new technologies can be incorporated into global science and technology policies. The first chapter introduces the topic, offering a global perspective on embedding ethics in science and technology policy. Chapter Two compares the institutionalization of ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy in three important regions: Europe, India and China. The third chapter explores public perceptions of science and technology in these same three regions. Chapter Four discusses public engagement in the governance of science and technology, and Chapter Five reviews science and technology governance and European values. The sixth chapter describes and analyzes values demonstrated in the constitution of the People's Republic of China. Chapter Seven describes emerging evidence from India on the uses of science and technology for socio-economic development, and the quest for inclusive growth. In Chapter Eight, the authors propose a comparative framework for studying global ethics in science and technology. The following three chapters offer case studies and analysis of three emerging industries in India, China and Europe: new food technologies, nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Chapter 12 gathers all these threads for a comprehensive discussion on incorporating ethics into science and technology policy. The analysis is undertaken against the backdrop of different value systems and varying levels of public perception of risks and benefits. The book introduces a common analytical framework for the comparative discussion of ethics at the international level. The authors offer policy recommendations for effective collaboration among the three regions, to promote responsible governance in science and technology and a common analytical perspective in ethics.

High School Summer Research Opportunities: Comprehensive Collection of Research Programs

This book is a compilation of the summer research opportunities for high school students. This book is a result of our own research into available opportunities primarily in the STEM and humanities arena.

We have over 175 premier programs nationally and covering about 33 states and Canada. Majority of the programs are either FREE or pay Stipend!. Apart from an excellent compilation of these programs we also offer our first-hand experience on how to successfully prepare and apply to these programs. In some instances we share our personal experience having participated in some of these programs. We took a lot of effort to list programs that are available in summer and year-round. We also included a lot of programs aimed specifically at underrepresented minorities with hope this would increase awareness and participation. The book is not limited to science and technology but also covers excellent programs in humanities as well.

Each program listed has a wealth of information in an easy to read graphical format to include background, costs, stipend, housing, eligibility, and deadlines. Although we focused a lot on programs that either pay a stipend or is of no cost, we also included programs that have a fee to ensure we cater to all students. The book is organized by each state making it easy to find programs in a given location or nationally.

This book is a perfect tool for high school students who want to conduct independent research at premier institutions. It is also aimed at high school guidance counselors who can quickly share the relevant programs to their students based on their criteria and interest. This book will aid you in your journey to find a perfect opportunity to research in your interested area.