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Welcome to the home of Student Pugwash USA at the University of Michigan!
Student Pugwash USA is a new campus student organization open to all students, faculty, and staff.
Student Pugwash USA is the U.S. student affiliate of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, recipients of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize. The mission of Student Pugwash USA is to promote the socially responsible application of science and technology. We are interested in engaging all students, scientists and non-scientists alike, in an extended dialogue on issues at the intersection of science and society. Recent discussion topics have included nanotechnology and nanomedicine, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, access, education and the future of science, and genetics, biotechnology, and social responsibility.
Additionally, Student Pugwash USA promotes a sort of Hippocratic oath for scientists through a unique and powerful voluntary pledge campaign. The Pledge states, "I promise to work for a better world, where science and technology are used in socially responsible ways. I will not use my education for any purpose intended to harm human beings or the environment. Throughout my career, I will consider the ethical implications of my work before I take action. While the demands placed upon me may be great, I sign this declaration because I recognize that individual responsibility is the first step on the path to peace."
If you think you might be interested in joining us, or have any questions, feel free to contact us.