This week, the 9th grade class of Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, AR, visited Washington D.C. for a trip focused on science and technology. Ethics Lab was honored to host them for a half-day of collaborative sessions on design-facilitated bioethics. Two specific topics were chosen as focal activities for the day: Empathy Mapping and Persona Building.

As always, we are immensely proud to expose new students to critical inquiry, design and problem solving in the study of bioethics and the work we do with in the Lab. Stay up to date on what’s happening in the Lab by following us on Twitter!

This year, students from Trinity Hall and The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, with mentorship from Ethics Lab, launched a year-long design fellowship project concerning food.

Last Friday students pitched their design projects at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ to culminate their Ethics in Action program experience. The objective of the Ethics in Action program was for students to develop new approaches and solutions to complex real-world issues using methods adapted from the ethical decision-making model and design.

Twitter was buzzing around the event so we put together some of the top tweets to capture the day on Storify.

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As a continuation of the partnership that kicked off in June 2015, Ethics Lab hosted students and teachers from Kent Place School and Trinity Hall for a two day Ethics in Action design jam to develop projects that tackle ethical issues related to food.

Over the course of two cupcake-fueled days, students presented personas, mapped persona ecosystems, prototyped products and services, and responded to critiques.

The design jam was a blast — check out more photos and coverage on Storify.