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President’s message #19 May 2015

05/11/2015

2015 John Desmond Bernal Prize! Speakers for the Opening Presidential Plenary in Denver? Council action proposed resolution. U.S. members: proposed 45% cut to social sciences at NSF. Denver!

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Council Decision on Proposed Evolution Resolution

05/08/2015

In August 2014, Council received the proposed resolution “Teaching Evolution in Public Schools.” The final vote was to not accept the resolution.

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Seeking Exhibitors, Advertisers for Denver Meeting

05/07/2015

The Denver meeting will host more than 1,200 participants over a four-day period. The book exhibit provides editors, publishers and potential authors a chance to meet and discuss new book projects. Attendees depend on the book exhibit for finding new books for class, for their research and for staying current in the field. The meeting program is a highly valued resource, and full-page ads are available at a reasonable price.

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Denver Travel Grant Announcement

04/14/2015

4S administers a travel fund to support graduate student participation in its annual meetings. Applications for 2015 will be invited following the issuance of acceptance notices for the program (May 24th). The anticipated deadline for applications is June 24th.

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President’s message #18 April 2015

04/13/2015

2015 Rachel Carson Prize! 2015 Ludwig Fleck Prize! Nominees for 2015 4S Mentoring Award?: deadline April 30 Speakers for the Opening Presidential Plenary in Denver?: deadline May 15. Council actions in March. Reminder: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society is accepting manuscripts!

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Call for Nominations: 6S Representatives

04/05/2015

Elected representatives lead 6S and represent it on the 4S Council. They are elected in the spring, for a term that lasts approximately 3 years. 6S Representatives will plan at least 3 events at each 4S meeting.

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President’s message #17 March 2015

03/19/2015

Edge and Mullins Prizes announced! Denver submissions reminder, including Making and Doing presentations. Call for mentoring award nominations. Call for 6S Rep nominations. Engaging Science, Technology and Society.

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President’s message #16

02/09/2015

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society is accepting manuscripts!
Submit a proposal for the STS Making and Doing session in Denver!
Nominees for Council?: deadline March 1
Nominees for 2015 4S Mentoring Award?: deadline April 1
Nominees for 6S representative: deadline April 30
Schedule of announcements for prize/award winners
Future meetings—propose to host 2017!

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Deadline approaches for Fleck, Carson nominations

02/08/2015

Nominations are being accepted up through March 01 2015 for the 2016 Fleck and Carson Prizes. The Fleck Prize is awarded annually for the best book in the area of science and technology studies. Created by the 4S Council in August of 1992. The author(s) receives a monetary stipend and an engraved plaque. The Carson Prize is awarded for a Work of Social or Political Relevance.

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President’s message #15

01/12/2015

Bernal Lecture! . . . and early announcement of prize winners!
Nominees for 2015 4S Mentoring Award?: deadline April 1
Nominees for Council?: deadline March 1
Participate in the STS Making and Doing session!
Future meetings—propose to host 2017!

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