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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.


President’s message #17 March 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.


President’s message #16


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!


Deadline approaches for Fleck, Carson nominations


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.


President’s message #15


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!


Nominees for 2015 4S Mentoring Award: deadline April 1


The 4S Mentoring Award committee has established April 1 as the deadline for our inaugural award, to be presented at the Denver meeting. Complete guidelines at the 4S website. Key features:

“The nomination packet must not exceed five pages in length (12pt font). It must include (1) a statement or letter of nomination, detailing the candidate’s distinguished contributions as a mentor, and (2) supporting documentation. Supporting documentation provides evidence of the candidate's or group of...


Proposed Revision to 6S Charter


Enter your comments here.

Student Section of the Society for Social Studies of Science (6S)

Revised Charter


The Student Section of 4S (known as 6S) was created to build stronger networks among students and junior scholars who study the social aspects of science and technology, and to promote the interests of students within 4S as an organization.

The student section aims to make 4S more relevant for students through representation on the 4S Council and by organizing specific...


Nominees for Council: deadline March 1


Council as a whole selects nominees for new members. Claire Waterton chairs the committee.

Please suggest here potential candidates, including yourself. To aid Council in its deliberations, include a brief description of each candidate's qualifications.

Term and responsibilities: “Council members serve a three-year term beginning immediately after the annual 4S meeting. Three members are elected annually from a slate of 5-7 candidates. Council members are expected to be available for two...


President’s message #14


Council selects journal name!: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

On November 20, Council selected Engaging Science, Technology, and Society as the name for our new open access journal!

The final Council vote concluded a three-month process to select a name. The process began with the Publications Committee collecting suggestions from members, which it then shared with the Editor, Daniel Kleinman. After reviewing these, Daniel proposed some options to Council. Some Council members...


President’s message #13


Help Council select a name for the new 4S blog—Nov 21 deadline!

The Interim 4S Web Committee has been hard at work redesigning the user interface of the 4S website, to make it a dynamic site for information, communication, and scholarship. The goal is to have several new content features available by early December.

One such feature is a 4S blog.  The Committee has proposed two possible names to Council – “Back Channels” and “Coordinates.” 

Council invites you to vote for one of these...


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