So the groups and loose topics are (almost) set:
Group 1 (4/14): Industry of Science
Brittany, Dave, Jennifer, + one other
Group 2 (4/21): Human Enhancement
Justin, Kelsey, Rachel, Roger, and Roxy
Group 3 (4/28): Global Climate Change
Casey, Kristian, Lauren, Sharma, and Thando
Group 4 (5/5): Progress
Afton, Graham, + two others
We have three folks left without groups. Please sort this out on blackboard soon. As your other group members are probably eager to get going, I will give you until the weekend to get it figured out.
I think these are all interesting and potentially very rich topics. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're able to come up with. Remember: I'd like to meet with each group at least twice; the first meeting should be at least four weeks before your presentation day. So Group 1 needs to get going soon! At least you'll have a good amount of time to work on your final essays with the presentation comfortably behind you. . . .
For the groups who are set, I've created private forums for you to use in Blackboard as you see fit (or not at all).