Janet D. Stemwedel
Representative Presentations, Talks, and Training Sessions.
While my philosophical interests are broad, their common thread is a focus on scientific practice and communication by (frequently complicated) human beings. I've grouped the presentations listed here in thematic clusters, but some of them easily fit in more than one of the themes.
Philosophy of science:
"Motivating ethical science from the inside: How philosophy of science’s knowledge-building should matter to scientists", History of Science Society 2013 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (November 23, 2013)
"Breaking the codes: How philosophers of science might best help scientists with responsible conduct of research." 3rd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Exeter, United Kingdom (June 24, 2011)
"Sifting sound science from snake-oil: In search of demarcation criteria for science as actually practiced.", 2nd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 18, 2009)
"Attending to the real rules of the game: honest cognitive labor meets mimetic behavior in science.", 21th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (November 6, 2008)
"Chemical bonds in causal explanations of chemical reactions", 20th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (November 4, 2006)
Ethical dimensions of scientific practice:
"Citizen science, professional scientists: Epistemic and ethical issues in public participation in scientific research." 4th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 27, 2013)
“Our Cells, Ourselves: Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells, and ethical issues in biomedical research.” PACE Ethics Conference, “Bioethics: Healthcare & Treatment in Education and Practice”, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (March 22, 2012)
“Aetogate and the state of ethics in the tribe of paleontologists.” Museum of Paleontology, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, California (April 4, 2008)
"Scientific Communities' Responsibilities for Cultivating Ethical Individuals", South East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina (October 25, 2007)
"’Magic hands’ and reproducible results”, 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (July 30, 2006)
"Combatting chemophobia: Speaking science to distrust and engaging with empathy, online and face-to-face" (with Raychelle Burks, Matthew Hartings, Chad Jones, and Brandi VanAlphen), American Chemical Society National Meeting 2014, San Francisco, California (August 11, 2014)
“#overlyhonestmethods: Ethical implications when scientists joke with each other on public social media.” Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication, “Ethical Issues in Science Communication: A Theory-Based Approach”, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (May 31, 2013)
“Dialogue or fight? (Un)moderated science communication online" (with Emily Willingham), Science Online 2013, Raleigh, North Carolina (February 1, 2013)
"Web 2.0, public and private spaces in the scientific community, and generational divides in the practice of science" (with Helene Andrews-Polymenis), Science Online 2011, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (January 16, 2011)
“Social and scientific implications of science blogging.” National Science Foundation 2010 IGERT PI & Trainee Meeting, Washington, DC (May 24, 2010)
Ethical issues around research with animals:
“The Analysis of Harm vs. Benefit.” Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) 2014 IACUC Conference, Denver, Colorado (April 3, 2014)
"When Undergraduates are Targets: Considering Animal Rights Extremists and Student Safety in the IACUC Crisis Management", 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, San Diego, California (October 3, 2011)
"Animal Research Advocacy Roundtable", 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, Texas (June 29, 2010)
“Perspectives on the science and ethics of animal-based research,” UCLA, Los Angeles, California (February 16, 2010)
Ethics training sessions:
“Sharing a world: what obligations do scientists have to the rest of society, and where do they come from?" Integrated Biosciences Program Responsible Conduct of Research seminar, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina (June 14, 2013)
“Individual challenges, community responses: ethical science as a team sport." Integrated Biosciences Program Responsible Conduct of Research seminar, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina (June 13, 2013)
“Ask me no questions: the importance of communication for the responsible conduct of research." Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement program seminar, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina (January 19, 2012)
Summer research intern ethics training, Department of Physics, San Jose State University (June 29, 2009; August 4, 2008).
Summer research intern ethics training, developed and presented with Dr. Frances Houle, IBM-Almaden, San José, California (June 28, 2006; June 27, 2007)
I have also helped develop ethics modules for both "Introduction to Engineering" and senior capstone Engineering courses at San José State University.
If you'd like me to come give a talk or to help develop ethics training for your organization, contact me.