Wesley College Cannon Scholars attended a presentation of ethics at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia on July 8.

The society is “a fellowship of individuals and families; an Ethical Humanist religious community” that encourages the personal growth of each member.

Eighteen students and Wesley professor of philosophy and French Alban Urbanas participated in the presentation, which involved a two-hour lecture and discussion regarding the varied ethical challenges in contemporary scientific practice. Ethics training is a requirement of the Cannon Scholars Summer Internship program.

Marta Guttenberg, a pediatric pathologist at Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital, and Kimberly McCay, assistant professor of instruction in social work at Temple University’s College of Public Health, led the program.

Students also explored the collections and exhibits of the nearby Chemical Heritage Foundation. The foundation is an institution that preserves and promotes understanding of the history of science that includes a library, museum, archive, research center and conference center.