The Kennedy Institute of Ethics’s Undergraduate Bioethics Research Showcase is a juried exhibition of student work in a variety of categories and disciplines.
Its first year brought in submissions ranging from academic papers to policy proposals to multimedia performance pieces to poetry and journalism. Students from all four of Georgetown’s schools enrolling undergraduates — the College, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the School of Foreign Service, and the McDonough School of Business — submitted material, to be judged by a panel of experts. Prizes will be awarded next week for outstanding submissions.
Georgetown freshman and seniors submitted in equal numbers, with all four years represented. Nearly twenty different majors were represented among the submissions, from math to art history to marketing. Faculty mentors from nine different departments (including one mentor from University of Edinburgh) helped to guide and shape student work.
Bookended by two keynote events — a dynamic conversation with NPR science reporter Joe Palca on April 15th, and a moving cross-cultural exploration of transgender identity by actor-playwright Mashuq Deen on April 16th — the showcase will highlight creative and analytical student work in bioethics with a series of gallery installations and receptions.