Penn State Summer Research in Applied Mathematics

Ethics, responsibility, and contemporary science

Science is hard and complicated, and sometimes our humanness makes it more so. Learning about the challenges, conflicts, and mistakes of others is one of our best ways to help ourselves steer better courses.

The topics and associated links below are story seeds. You should certainly explore on your own to find more news and articles filling out the stories. Some of the links may be to pay-walled articles, so you may need to access them through Penn State computers or appropriate proxies. Some links might also be stale because websites often fail to archive their content adequately -- check the internet archive's way-back machine if necessary. Heads up: A few of the links are related to violent acts carried out by people involved in science. Reader discretion advised.