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4S Membership Rates and Benefits Committee – seeking your input!


4S Council has convened a committee to review the current costs of 4S membership, as well as the benefits that our members receive. We would very much welcome your thoughts and suggestions.


President’s message #21, July 2015


Update: “STS Making and Doing Program” in Denver
Update: Ethnografilm Festival
Contribute suggestions for the 4S statement of purpose!


President’s message #20 June 2015


First 4S Mentoring Award goes to Maureen McNeil.
Contribute suggestions for the 4S statement of purpose!


eSTS Call for Papers


Check out the 4S Open Access journal at


President’s message #19 May 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!


Council Decision on Proposed Evolution Resolution


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


Seeking Exhibitors, Advertisers for Denver Meeting


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.


Denver Travel Grant Announcement


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.


President’s message #18 April 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!


Call for Nominations: 6S Representatives


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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