Hackathon Winners Create Myoelectric Prosthetic Arm

Colby College recently hosted a Hackathon in which self-assigned teams of students worked on major tech creations for 36-hours together, sleeping only during periodic naps. This contest consisted of about 40 students from Colby and 40 other students from various NESCAC schools. Major tech companies were also on campus scouting for talent throughout the competition....

Professor Fleming Election to AAAS

James Fleming, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS), was elected to the council of the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was elected an AAAS Fellow in 2003; held the Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship during his sabbatical year of 2006-07; served as chair of...

New Course Track for STS Minor!

Both tracks require seven courses.   Requirements for the Minor in Science, Technology, and Society for Track 1: Social-Cultural  ST112, 485; three other STS courses, and at least two courses from the list of STS-approved courses.   Track 2: Human Dimensions of Science ST112, 485; three other STS courses; a 2-course thematic cluster consisting of at least...

Save the Date! Spring 2018 STS Student Poster Presentations

Watch students present the culmination of their extensive research regarding a personalized topic in STS related subject matter. Come by the Smith-Robins Room of Roberts Union on May 7th!   Poster Presentations begin at 4:30 pm and a Gala End-of-the-Year Banquet will be held shortly after at 5:30 pm.  

Do-It-Yourself Healthcare

Come see Dana Lewis discuss the artificial pancreas app she created to help her better manage diabetes. ​Monday, ​April 2 at 7 pm in Diamond (room TBA)  

The Human Dimensions of Science

Colby is exploring a “pathway” in​to the STS Program for science majors that includes expertise in one particular science, exposure to and breadth in societal thinking, and focus on a particular connection linking science to society. Check back for updates.​

Announcing the Fall 2017 Humanities Theme: Origins

Origins: Order vs. Chaos The Fall of 2017 will be full of many interesting events and courses surrounding our annual humanities theme of Origins! This year the STS Department is very excited about it’s specific offerings including: ST132 Origins: Order v. Chaos (for 50+ students, 1 CR, S/U) and ST232 Seminar on Origins (for 18...

Serious Fun! this Monday April 17th

Serious Fun! An intensely participatory and relevant humanitarian gaming event and group discussion with Pablo Suarez and Janot Mendler de Suarez of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre in the Netherlands.    When? 4:00-5:15 PM, Monday April 17 Where? Page Commons, Cotter Union Refreshments will be served at 3:45