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Online Workshop Recording: Futures Thinking - Exploring Ideas and Developing Skills to Shape Our World

Online workshop recording featuring an introduction to the key ideas of futures thinking and resources for integrating this approach into your STEM engagement efforts.
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Conversation Lab: Brain Enhancement

Small group conversation guide to spark reflections on the future of brain enhancements and their potential impacts on society.
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Radio Futures: You Decide

Learners discover how their own values and the values of other can shape the development and use of future radio technologies.
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Neuro Futures Championship Game

Pit new neurotechnologies head-to-head using a sports-style bracket.
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Neuro Futures Card Game

Prioritize cards with new neurotechnologies according to your own values and the values of others.
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What Makes Us Human

Explore what it means to be human and how humanlike machines might become.
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Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss the future of human genome editing and its societal implications.
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Buy It, Or Better Not?

In this activity, learners consider the costs, risks, and benefits of nanoparticles in various products.

Speed-ucate Video or How to have an Effective Science and Society Conversation

In this 7-minute video, actors depict facilitators in a comedic take on a TV dating show to showcase tips for having meaningful conversations with museum visitors.