Central to the mission of the Reilly Center is promoting scholarly and public engagement with the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications of science and technology.
Our outreach program serves the Notre Dame and South Bend communities, scholars and scientists around the world, policy makers, journalists, and an engaged and aware citizenry.
Prominent among our current outreach efforts are:
The Reilly Center's Annual List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology - The list is designed for scientists and laypeople alike to consider in the coming months and years, as new technologies develop. We will feature one of these issues on our website every month, giving readers more information, questions to ask, and resources to consult. A new list will be released each December. See the 2015 list here.
The Reilly Center Newsletter - The Center newsletter, highlighting the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae, will be delivered to our listservs each Fall, Spring, and Summer. To view the Summer 2015 newsletter, click here (this will take you off site).
Science, Ethics, and Responsibility Leadership Semianar - Every summer Reilly Outreach Coordinator Jessica Baron and Reilly Fellow Don Howard teach a leadership seminar to rising high school juniors from around the world. This intensive, 10-day course aims to help students form a thoughtful appraisal of the impact of these technologies on society and human experience and reconcile innovations in science and technology with our responsibility to seek health, prosperity, and dignity for all on a sustainable basis. Science, Ethics and Responsibilities gives roughly 40 students an enriching educational experience and serves as a recruiting tool for Notre Dame, especially among underrepresented and minority populations. Watch the video.
Community Events - The Reilly Center has sponsored events at local schools, churches, and elsewhere in the community. We have been a major sponsor of the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Good Shepherd Montessori School's Middle School Sustainability Conference, the Comet Festival Art Show, the South Bend Science Cafe, Ada200, and more. If you are planning an event with a science and ethics/values component in the Michiana area and would like the ask about Reilly Center sponsorship, you can contact Jessica Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Reilly Center also hosts numerous events for the campus and community:
To view our upcoming events, click here.