for Science, Technology and Society will host a symposium titled “The Futures
of STS in Engineering and Polytechnic Universities” on Friday, April 17. All are welcome. Registration is open and
free, but space is limited. Register at csts.mst.edu.
will feature several science, technology and society (STS) scholars who will discuss
questions such as
- What does the future of STS look like in
engineering and polytechnic universities?
- In STEM-focused environments, where STS scholars
often operate independently and without a central department or program, how
can researchers maximize their impact on the education of undergraduate and
graduate students, as well as on the original research conducted by — and often
financially supported by — colleagues in engineering departments?
- How can science, technology and society researchers
become indispensable to engineering and scientific research endeavors without
being perceived as simply support personnel?
- Assembling convergent research teams to tackle
important social and scientific challenges is an acknowledged best practice, so
how should STS researchers embrace convergent research endeavors in order to
add value and lead inquiries into areas of new and developing knowledge?
For more details
and a schedule, please visit csts.mst.edu.