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The audience was made up of highly motivated students from local high schools in Newark and nearby inner city communities. Twenty-four students attended the Institute in 2006. The students resided in a dormitory on campus during the one-week course and had the opportunity to experience the college atmosphere. There was no charge to the students accepted into the program. Students and their parents/guardians were invited to a reception/lunch on the closing day of the Institute.


The Institute was able to raise students’ awareness of the increasing social relevance of ethical dilemmas posed by rapid advances in biotechnology, to provide the students with necessary background to understand the main features of these advances, and to equip them to think about how the issues can be approached ethically and rationally.

It is expected that the program will encourage future enrollment at the best colleges and universities by the high school students in attendance in this course.

2006 Press Release

Click here to see the press release from Rutgers University about the course.

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