STGlobal is a vibrant STS/S+T policy conference produced by students and faculty from VT, GWU, Georgetown, and Drexel. Attendance typically consists of 100-180 people from upwards of 25 universities and brings in students from both domestic and international institutions. The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academies of Science and Engineering house and sponsor this event. This year the conference takes place on March 24th and 25th in Washington DC.
Last year panels looked at themes such as the politics of big science, values in technological design, participatory knowledge production, human-environment relationships, and governance. Our two keynote speakers, Abby Kinchy, PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Shobita Parthasarathy, PhD from the University of Michigan spoke to important and pressing themes within the world of science, technology, and public policy.
Membership in the consortium grants students community building and career development opportunities, increases program visibility, and offers opportunity for engagement with our Mission partners at the AAAS and NAS. This conference is planned and carried out by a dedicated group of student volunteers drawn from member institutions. The experience gained in organizing a conference of this magnitude provides a unique professional development opportunity for graduate students.
This year marks the launch of the consortium membership level for undergraduate students. Previous STGlobal conferences featured poster presentations from undergraduates interested in STS & STP oriented scholarship. In developing this new category of membership we plan to showcase exceptional undergraduate research in poster and panel presentations, provide specialized opportunities for engagement with faculty and students from graduate consortium institutions, and offer space where undergraduate students can learn about graduate programs in STS and STP.
STGlobal Structure: STGlobal is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of dues-paying member universities. A volunteer Organizing Committee of graduate student representatives from each member university is responsible for leadership and the hands-on operations of the Consortium. Faculty Sponsors from each member school serve as mentors to their student representatives. For information on joining the STGlobal Consortium, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.