Dialogue on nanotech : the South Carolina Citizens’ School of Nanotechnology

Theory and experience emphasize that science communications between experts and nonexperts should be dialogue, not monologue. This principle guides a nanotechnology outreach program at the University of South Carolina which enables the participants to express their values and concerns to experts, an...

Authors: Toumey, Christopher P.
Reynolds, J. Ryan
Aggelopoulou, Argiri
Division/Institute:FB 12: Chemie und Pharmazie
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2006
Date of publication on miami:26.09.2006
Modification date:22.06.2015
Source:Journal of Business Chemistry, 3 (2006) 3, S. 3-8
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
DDC Subject:330: Wirtschaft
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Section "Commentary"
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-21629663045
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-21629663045
Digital documents:2006_vol3_iss3_3-8.pdf

Theory and experience emphasize that science communications between experts and nonexperts should be dialogue, not monologue. This principle guides a nanotechnology outreach program at the University of South Carolina which enables the participants to express their values and concerns to experts, and to question them. It is intended that the knowledge and confidence generated by this program will enhance the participants’ ability to have active and constructive roles in nanotech policy.