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Students share final projects from Applied Ethics: STEM class

Students in Ransom Everglades' Applied Ethics: STEM class shared original research posters that explored a variety of current ethical challenges in STEM fields during the 2024 Ethics Gallery Walk on April 29. The students in the class taught by faculty member Jenny Carson '03 delved into topics ranging from artificial intelligence to gene editing to cyberbullying.
The projects represented the culminating work in the discussion-based class, a new curricular elective that reflects RE's commitment to ethical studies since the opening of the Holzman Center of Applied Ethics in 2021. Students, parents and faculty attended the event in the Dan Leslie Bowden Library. 
RE student projects:
  • Can you be fired by AI? - Jaral Arroyo-Jefferson '25 
  • How Generative AI Harms Artists - Julia Cuy '25
  • Is Social Media to Blame? - Collin Goff '24
  • Gene Editing and Alzheimer's Disease: Where is the Line? - Jordan James '25
  • RED ALERT: Why Red Dye 3 Should be Banned - Sophia Lopez '25
  • Cloning for Conservation: A Galloping Chance - David Martinez '25
  • Autonomous Weapons - Sebastian Masferrer '24
  • Solar in Florida: Controversy with Net Metering and Lobbying - Tom Maxwell '24
  • You're Next: Deepfakes - Sophia Romanov-Imber and Esmeralda Swietelsky '24
  • The Resource Gap: Fighting for an Unreachable Treatment - Alexander Sargi '25
  • Beyond the Screen: Cyberbully Prevention - Mackensie Wolfson '25
  • Beating the Heartbeat: Amending Our Choice - Yuanjin Yang '25
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.