MGC SCIENCE CLUB HOSTS GENETIC ENGINEERING DEBATE
(Cochran, GA) – The Middle Georgia College Science Club recently hosted a Genetic Engineering Debate for students and faculty in Dillard Hall Auditorium on the Cochran campus. MGC faculty members Ms. Christie Canady and Dr. Constance Fears argued on the pro side while faculty members Dr. Clint Ready and Dr. Brook Miller argued on the con side. Dr. Sharon Mozley-Standridge, the Science Club Advisor, said students enjoyed learning about genetic engineering. “The presentations from both sides made them more aware of what is happening in the field of genetic engineering as well as the impact on our everyday life,” she said. “Some felt that the debate reinforced what they had learned in class and that for them this was a positive aspect of the debate. Many commented that they liked seeing the faculty argue back and forth on the issue, which in turn helped them to develop a more informed opinion. Others felt it was a better alternative to a traditional presentation and that it was ‘nice to hear both sides of the argument.’ Overall, most students felt that the pro side won out based on the evidence provided, but they appreciated the opposing views of Dr. Miller and Dr. Ready.” Dr. Troy Sullivan supported the event by bringing his entire class to hear the debate.