July 12, 2011[news]
The STS Program and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences welcomed their first joint post-doc, Samuel Evans, who recently received his D.Phil. from Oxford University and works on the politics of international export regulations of “dual-use” technologies.[news]
The STS Program welcomed the first Bassetti Foundation fellow, Maggie Curnutte, who works on direct to consumer marketing of genetic tests. The Bassetti Foundation encourages research and dissemination related to responsible innovation in science and technology.[news]
Over the summer, the STS Program hosted the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network. The Ninth Annual Meeting will be held in the UK, in collaboration with the Royal Society, on June 28-30, 2010.[news]
On May 7-8, the STS Program observed the 50th anniversary of C.P. Snow’s lecture on the “Two Cultures” with a panel discussion and workshop on the theme “Cultures in Common.” For a report of the event, see “Still ‘two cultures’ but who’s on top?”[news]
On March 1, 2009, Sheila Jasanoff received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the 1993 Supreme Court decision Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on the production and use of scientific evidence.