College receives grant to host the public forum “Should We Engineer the Mosquito?”

SUNY Oneonta’s Biochemistry program received a $1,200 grant to host a public discussion on new biotechnologies and how they should be applied. The forum is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-9:00pm in the Otsego Grille of Morris Conference Center. Participants will learn how mosquitoes can be engineered to reduce malaria transmission, discuss related ethical and societal issues, consider the viewpoints of others, and form a plan about whether and how to release the mosquitoes using the information they learn, their background knowledge, and their values. Forum content was designed by the Museum of Science, Boston, with funding from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the National Informal STEM Education Network. Admission is free, but registration is required. To learn more, see the attached flyer, mosquito-forum, or contact Kelly Gallagher at (436-3180).