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Gorman

Michael E. Gorman is a Professor in the Department of Science, Technology & Society at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on ethics, invention, discovery and communication. His research interests include experimental simulations of science, described in his book Simulating Science (Indiana University Press, 1992) and ethics, invention and discovery, described in his book Transforming Nature (Kluwer Academic Press, 1998). With support from the National Science Foundation, he has created a graduate concentration in Systems Engineering in which students create case-studies involving ethical and policy issues; these studies are described in Gorman, M.E., M.M. Mehalik, and P.H. Werhane, Ethical and environmental challenges to engineering (2000, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall). He has also edited a volume on Scientific and Technological Thinking (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005). His current research is in the kind of interdisciplinary trading zones that will be needed to achieve technological and social progress, especially in nanotechnology, the environment and service science.

First Name: 
Michael
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Professor
Email: 
meg3c@virginia.edu
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meg3c
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(434) 924-3439
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Degrees: 

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire in 1981, M.A. in Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire in 1978, B.A. Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Occidental College in 1974

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Electronics
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Research Interests: 

Psychology of science and technology

Scientific and technological collaboration

Ethical and societal dimensions of nanotechnology

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