The 1st Egyptian Institute on Teaching Responsible Science in Egypt was held in Ain El Sokhna, Egypt from March 21 – 26, 2015. The Institute focused on addressing themes and challenges in the teaching of responsible research, research with dual use potential and related components of science through the use of active learning techniques and pedagogy. This is the first Institute that included participants from only one country and was led entirely by past participants and facilitators from previous Institutions. The success of the 1st and 2nd Egyptian Educational Institutes has led to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences pursuing Institutes that will work to foster other inter-country relationships and partnerships as well as Institutes that aid in developing relationships across countries.
One of the follow-up activities of the Institute is to provide participants the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $1,500 USD to hold smaller versions of the Institute at their home institutions. After the execution of these workshops, the participants, committee members, facilitators and staff reconvene to hold a reunion approximately 6 months after the initial Institute. You can find links below to the grant applications, photos and videos from the reunion, as well as participant and committee lists and the agenda and materials from the Institute.
After the grant-funded projects have been completed at the Egyptian participants’ home institutions, all grant awardees, committee members, facilitators, and NAS staff reconvene at a reunion event approximately 8-10 months after the completion of the Institute. The reunion provides time for reconnection, presentation of grant projects, and receiving constructive commentary on how the projects were executed. Materials from the reunion event, including a photo gallery, select videos and materials from the grant activities are located below.