AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20005

8:30am Registration Opens
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:20 - 10:50 am Session I

Energy as an Emerging Technology
Joanna Lewis, Ph.D. 

Indonesia’s Nuclear Program, 1954-1966
Pratama Pradheksa, Virginia Tech
Tiara Noor Pratiwi, The University of Airlangga

The Fusion Project: A Sociotechnical Symphony
Mel Eulau, Virginia Tech

Energy Eventually? Big Science, Commercialization, and the Anomalous Case of Justificatory Policy Discourse Around Fusion Energy Research in the U.S.
Derek Parrott, Cornell University

Boundary Work:

Discussant: Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ph.D.

The Veterinary Healthscape: Bringing Biomedicalization into the Assemblage
Timothy Mark Miller, Virginia Tech

Intentional Design of Co-Production:  
Biosphere 2's Enclosure Missions, 1991-1994
Meredith Sattler, Virginia Tech

The Good, the Bad, and the False: Evaluating the Truthiness of Pseudoscience and Alternative Facts with Popper’s Criterion of Demarcation
Maria Ingram, Virginia Tech


11:00 am - 12:30 - Documentary Screening and
Discussion with Joshua Bell, Curator for Globalization for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:30 Keynote Speaker - Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ph.D.
3:30 - 5:00 Session II

Scientific Advising
and Expertise:

Barbara Allen, Ph.D. 

Scientists’ Role and Responsibility in Legal Battles
Daniel Kim, The George Washington University

Kratom Policy and Drug Addiction in the US
Hined Rafeh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Water use decision-making in southwest Michigan
Jennifer Lai, Michigan State University


Democratizing Resources and Technologies:

Mark MacCarthy Ph.D.

Development and Water Scarcity: Pakistan’s Political and Environmental Conflict
Areej Jahangir, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Eco-Drones and the Governmentalities of Conservation: Situating an emerging technology
Lisa Avron, Cornell University

On the Democratization of AI
Colin Garvey, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


5:00 - 7:00 Reception

Saturday, March 25
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave

8:30 Registration Opens  
8:30 - 10:00am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 Session III

Place and Power:

Nina Kelsey ph.d.

Extreme environmental restoration: The social and ethical implications of Pleistocene re-wilding
Jared Talley, Michigan State University

Defining the Jet Age: New York City and the Regulation of Aircraft Noise Pollution
Christopher Zakroff, Georgia Tech

Mapping Climate Justice
Julia Puaschunder, The New School


The Politics of Design:

Discussant: Tolu Odumosu, ph.d.

Shaping the Invisible:  Practices of Value-Based-Design in Prototyping for Ubiquitous Computing. A Case Study.
Lara Kern, Florian Tichy and Verena Eireiner, Technical University Munich, Germany

Case Study Design for the Ethics of Algorithms
Jason Ludwig, Kendall Darfler, and Dalton George Drexel University

Ranking in life cycle impact assessment using partial order
Yeasmin Akter, Technical University Berlin


10:30 - 12:00  Keynote - Tolu Odumosu, Ph.D.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch and Conversation

Conversation 2: Graduate School and Life After Undergrad

Conversation 1: Critical Thoughts on Science: STS, Science Policy, and the Trump Administration

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Poster Session (Lobby)

Sarah Nerette, Ceramic Water Purification Tablets: A Feasibility Study in Grand-Anse, Haiti

Areej Jahangir, Emission Indicies Analysis at LAX Airport

Jacob Rogerson (Presenter), Claire Trevisian, Aaron Sloss, Daniel Kettleman, Elise Mazur, Victoria Lindsey, Caroline Mohan, Elise Barrella, Heather McLeod, Rodney Wilkins, Andres Clarens, Rider W. Foley, The social context of energy infrastructure: The case of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline  

Jean Salac, Diversifying 'Diversity': Understanding the Invisibility of Immigrant & Refugee Students in Computer Science Education and Diversity Initiatives

Daniel Chen, Interventions in Engineering Education: Reflections on the STS Program at UVA

Elise Gray-Gaillard, A Sociotechnical Systems Analysis of the Role of Climate Change in the Global Spread of Infectious Diseases

Allison Day,  ADA Compliance in Charlottesville Bussing: Comparative Reflections of Drivers and Disabled Riders.

Leah Michetti,  The Sustained Stigma and Rejection of Palliative Care by Advanced Cancer Patients.


1:45 pm - 3:15 Session IV

Digital Lives:


Janet AbBate ph.d.

WhatsApp’s Data Sharing: Contrasting and Comparing E.U. and U.S. Approaches Toward Commercial Privacy
King Yan Elizabeth Tse, Georgetown University

The Specter of Cyberwar –Stuxnet and Surveillance in the Digital Panopticon
Janine Bower, Drexel University

Sampling the Self: Digital Identity, Narrative Form, and the Instagram Before-and-After Post
Amanda Greene, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bodies, Technologies
and Identities:

Wenda Bauchspies ph.d.

The Body, Burqa, and Afghan Women's Representation in Western Media
Samira Rahimi, Virginia Tech

IUDs, Feminist Narratives, and Crip Cyborgs
Kristy Birchard, Drexel University

Between Subjectification and Self-Creation: A Foucauldian Framework for Understanding Contemporary Biomedical Technologies
Jonathan Banda, Virginia Tech



3:15 pm - 4:45 Session V

   Place and power

             Discussant:              Kevin Finneran ph.d.

Escaping Efficiency: Music and Eugenics during the Interwar Period
Amanda Modell, University of California, Davis

A Dichotomous Faculty: The Myth of the Research-Teaching Nexus and a Proposal for a More Functional Academy
Benjamin Isaacoff, University of Michigan


Economics of Science and Technology:

Olga Ukhaneva ph.d.

 Gifts without borders: Intergenerational Glue Connecting over Distance and Time as Pure International Development in the
Age of Migration

Julia Puaschunder, The New School

The Dollar Store Meal Plan
Sarah Kang, Wesleyan University


4:45 - 5:00 Closing Statements