STS projects that resulted in effective practices for education and training. The project can aim at different levels and forms of education and training, for instance university courses, high school classes, or special training courses. The presentation should indicate how the project increases awareness and understanding of STS scholarship.
Brian Robert CallahanIn our workshop we will create a small participatory citizen science project, devising a methodological bridge between science/engineering and STS. The team members will be given scientific and engineering instruments and will then conduct research on their immediate environment, then have a dialogue about the research process and how the participants should receive credit. This workshop aims to be a first step for moving away from making critique and into doing citizen science.
Enric Hidalgo SenabreThe 'ColMeth' toolkit consists in a series of canvas and additional offline artifacts that can help science teams and communities of interest to collaboratively: (1) brainstorm about concerns, issues and areas of interest for a research process; (2) select possibilities about specific topics, according to different criteria; (3) co-develop and discuss research questions and refine them; (4) generate diagrams and 'prototypes' of experiments and inquiry processes and (5) identify and coordinate specific tasks and needs related to the management of research.
George HoaglandThe FemTechNet Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Workbook is a Scalar publication that provides scholarly resources for students, educators, activists, and community members. This presentation offers three ways to navigate the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Workbook (as author, teacher, and student), and investigates some of the challenges inherent to working with technology while thinking through structural inequalities associated with discourses of embodiment.
Eric KennedyOver the last two years, we have been engaged in an STS-inspired training program that traverses the interfaces between technoscience, society, and policy in Canada. In this exhibition, we present evaluation data that examines how participants come to discover and voice their own critiques of concepts such as technological determinism, the deficit model of science communication, and the linear model of science and societal outcomes.
Julia KnopesThis presentation will highlight the inclusion of STS perspectives within a new track program in Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University: entitled Medicine, Society & Culture (MSC).
Michael LachneyGenerative justice, a theoretical framework for understanding these phenomena, is defined as “the universal right to generate unalienated value and directly participate in its benefit; the rights of value generators to create their own conditions of production; and the rights of communities of value generation to nurture self-sustaining paths for its circulation.” This “Making and Doing” session reports on an effort that began in 2010, in which university faculty, graduate students and community members applied the framework of generative justice to re-conceptualizing the relation of K-12 STEM education to low-income community labor and environment.
Jane LehrCal Poly STS students actively read and critique STS peer-reviewed scholarship, participate in existing STS communities, and constitute new STS communities. Undergraduate STSers at Cal Poly also produce original STS knowledge that engages with and potentially transforms the sensibilities of the field. However, although central to both the future of STS, and to, we believe, the future of the world, undergraduates who identify as STSers are typically absent as both attendees and as subjects of attention at 4S Annual Meetings.
Maria MichailsUsing citizen science and critical making, the project has an unconventional goal: as a form of radical pedagogy and tactical intervention, the making and deploying of the devices during publicized events and alongside the New York State DEC's expert monitoring, the aim is to keep pressure on the agency to fulfill their promise of the year-long comprehensive study of air quality in the neighborhood.
Nicole MogulOur methods are centered on building student self-awareness about identity formation so they can understand how pre-existing structural constraints often define their place in the STEM world. This helps students see how they can step out of these pre-determined roles and make socially responsible decisions in the future. In this session, we will share insights, collect ideas and incubate new activities.
Dean NieusmaWe will attempt the answer the question, “What does it mean to do STS (in an interdisciplinary design context)?” in a way that extends beyond undergraduate education per se and engages other disciplinary problem-solving approaches on their own terms and in their full richness. We will also share some of the challenges faced by the program in terms of managing disciplinary content and participant identity in a design program embedded wholly within an STS Department.
Rae OstmanThe Frankenstein Bicentennial Project is developing a suite of transmedia learning experiences that explore synthetic biology and other technologies, including an alternate reality game, creative making activities, and online challenges. This presentation will share STS approaches to engaging public audiences and scientists in conversations about emerging technologies, focusing on several related projects that consider synthetic biology. These projects share a common, overarching objective to change the way we as a society think, learn, and talk about science and technology.
Martin Andrés Perez ComissoBetween 2013 and 2017 at the University of Chile, we have been creating a set of teaching experiences, based on active learning about social studies of technology. In this context, we have created five teaching experiences for different audiences. These fans integrate diverse skills and today are a consistent offer for high-school students, university students, teacher improvement and the general public, where it allows to be introduced to the concepts of technology and society Developed in the last 50 years since STS.
Marie SteensenIn this photo booth installation, we encourage conference participants to playfully engage with the sociotechnical relation of self / platform. We seek to deconstruct and playfully reconstruct possible sensemaking processes involved in negotiating self-categorization. The experiment serves as an interactive way to explore the continual and precarious dynamic of agential relation among elements of socio-technical design.
Alexandra SternWe are making and doing single- and collectively- authored papers and interventions, including creating a website that we envision as an international node for connecting Zika researchers and projects. ZSSN’s practices include familiar scholarly output and public engagement, as we meld our scholarship and activism to this collaborative endeavor.
Connecting-Probing-Reflecting Spaces: The New England Workshop on Science and Social Change (NewSSC)
Peter J. TaylorNewSSC topics span STS, science, and educational innovation—from social shaping of the use of genetic knowledge through collaborative generation of environmental knowledge and inquiry to new directions in epidemiological research. The workshops are small (10–16 participants), international (3-8 nationalities), mixed “rank” (new students to senior professors), and interdisciplinary (scholars from various STS fields, science educators and scientists interested in interdisciplinarity, and independent scholars and activists).
Jennifer TerrellIn the spring semester of 2017, the Sociotechnical Ethics Society (SES) became an official student organization on the campus of Indiana University. This presentation offers insights into in the making of a group of undergraduate students organized to “educate students and promote the growth of ethical thought, particularly in regards to Sociotechnical developments” (SES Constitution).
Caitlin Donahue WylieOur exhibit will showcase student-produced artifacts, including undergraduate theses, proposals for the physical and social design of an imagined engineering research lab, and videos of students presenting their analyses of sociotechnical issues through the lens of STS theory. Our exhibit will also include faculty-produced lesson plans that demonstrate our pedagogical approaches to engaging engineers in “making and doing” STS.
Alac: STS Olfactorium
Cardoso Llach: Tracing Design Ecologies
Clement: Snowden Surveillance Archive
Erickson-Davis: What it is to see: a simulation of artificial vision
Gluzman: Feminist Theory Theater
Lippman: Making Sensible in 360°
Mohsin: QEERI’s Science Majlis
Nafus: Data Sense
Ostrowski: The Empirical Printing Program