by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., March 3, 2004 – The New Mexico Tech Graduate Office and the New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NM-AGEP) are co-sponsoring a statewide workshop on ethics and responsibility in scientific research, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12, at New Mexico Tech’s Joseph R. Skeen Library.

The workshop, titled “Research and Communities: Practicing Science Responsibly — A Discussion on New Mexico Water Issues,” will focus on contemporary issues in professional research ethics, with particular emphasis on the complexity and importance of current water issues throughout the state.

The workshop will include an introductory presentation, small-group dialogues, and a panel discussion among some of New Mexico leading researchers, engineers, and public officials who are directly involved with water issues.

Panelists scheduled to speak include: Cynthia Abeyta, hydrologist and Middle Rio Grande Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Robert S. Bowman, professor of hydrology and hydrology program director at New Mexico Tech; Maceo Carillo Martinet, doctoral candidate in the Freshwater Sciences interdisciplinary program at the University of New Mexico; and Jim McCord, principal groundwater hydrologist and New Mexico manager for Hydrosphere Resource Consultants.

Registration for the workshop on ethics in scientific research is offered free of charge, but participation will be limited to the first 50 people to sign up.

To reserve a space in the workshop, please send an e-mail with your name, address, and daytime phone number to lmtaylor@admin.nmt.edu.