Bioethics is a growing sphere in the science community and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the High School Bioethics Project (HSBP) at the University of Pennsylvania have been working to bring high school students into the mix. Since 2001, they’ve developed curriculums, web resources, and outreach programs to increase conversations about bioethics in high school classrooms. In 2007, the Dana Foundation awarded Caplan a three-year grant to develop classroom materials as part of HSBP, something he spoke about with us in a 2010 interview.
In HSBP’s efforts to connect to a wider group, today it launched a newly designed website with topical briefs, related news coverage, and a calendar of upcoming events (none posted as of today, though). The briefs seem to be the main attraction, addressing areas such a bioethics and sports, clinical ethics, and public health ethics, and are developed for teachers to help supplement their lessons.
–Ann L. Whitman