Established in 2007 at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group is a non-partisan organization focused on risk, ethical, and social concerns related to new sciences and technologies.

As a research and educational group, we are involved with ethics and risk assessment, course development, publishing projects, media outreach, public lectures, and other activities to engage policymakers, business, academia, as well as the broader public on key issues in science and society.

Our current team includes:

  • Patrick Lin, Director
  • Ryan Jenkins, Senior Fellow
  • Keith Abney, Senior Fellow
  • Anya Foxen, Fellow
  • Jacob Sparks, Fellow
  • Ava Wright, Fellow
  • Daniel Story, Fellow
  • Julie Carpenter, External Fellow
  • Eleonora Bassi, External Fellow
  • Nathan Wood, External Fellow
  • C. Anthony Pfaff, External Fellow

  • Contact Us

    Patrick Lin, Ph.D., Director
    Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group
    Philosophy Department
    California Polytechnic State University
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    palin [at]

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