Research Projects

Researching at Georgetown University

The Bioethics Project is a signature program of Kent Place School in which selected students engage in scholarly research and present on a pertinent topic in bioethics. Students take an intensive course in ethical decision-making and bioethics during which they are introduced to key ethical and bioethical concepts through engagement with a range of major topics and cases. Each year the course has a new theme that frames the class and research process. Under the guidance of Kent Place School teachers and Georgetown University research specialists, the students conduct intensive research on their individual topics. They are then paired with a scholar from Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics who serves as a mentor throughout the research and presentation processes. The finished research papers are presented at the annual Bioethics Symposium each spring, and then published on the Bioethics Project website.