Under Tropical Skies — New International Online Seminar

Under Tropical Skies — New International Online Seminar Supported by CHSTM — Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Seminars on Jan. 22, 2020 and Mar. 4, 2020 https://www.chstm.org/content/under-tropical-skies-science-technology-and-society-0

JanPlan 2020 Epidemics in History

JanPlan 2020 ST297J Epidemics in History: from the Black Death to Ebola This course looks at the role of epidemics in human history from ancient times to the present. By means of four in-depth case studies, the course will employ multiple methods from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to assess epidemics in the past...

Science, Technology, and Society Speaker Series Fall 2019

  Monday Sept. 30 at 4:00 pm in Miller 14 The Dam that would not Die: Yamba (On Japanese history) Prof. Philip Brown, Dept. of History, The Ohio State University Co-sponsored by East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies   Monday, Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m. in Olin 01 Joy in Science – The use of ‘fun’...

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY COURSES OFFERED 2019-20

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY COURSES OFFERED 2019-20 Term Course Title Instructor Max Days BegTm EndTm Bldg Rm FA ST112 Science, Tech & Society Fleming 20 M 1300 1415 MILL 014 FA ST112 Science, Tech & Society Fleming 20 W 1300 1415 MILL 014 FA ST112 Sci, Tech, Society (W1) Fleming 15 M 1300 1415 MILL...

2019 Senior Theses

Colby College Science, Technology, and Society Program   Poster session (with refreshments) Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 pm in Parker-Reed   Senior Theses Class of 2019 Bryan Andati, Inside China’s Social Credit System Tanner Boucher, Divergent Definitions and Tribalistic Tendencies in Discussions of Climate Olivia Corkery, Why Does the Prescription Opioid Epidemic Exist? Four Causes...

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...

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...