Invitation from the 2017 Conference Leadership

 

On behalf of the STGlobal 2017 Organizing Committee and Consortium Members, we invite you to the 17th annual conference. Held in collaboration with our Mission Partners, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), STGlobal fosters a welcoming environment for students to present research in science and technology studies (STS), science and technology policy (STP), and other related areas.

This year marks an exciting new phase for the STGlobal Organization. In addition to presenting research from Graduate Students, STGlobal has expanded membership to include Undergraduate programs as well. We welcome Stevens Institute of Technology - Department of Science, Technology, and Society and University of Virginia - Department of Engineering and Society into the consortium. We hope that by expanding our membership, STGlobal can build upon its rich legacy of fostering the work of young and emerging scholars in STS and STP.

This mission extends into the events we have planned for this weekend. Both keynote speakers, Dr. Sainath Suryanarayanan, and Dr. Tolu Odumosu are emerging scholars in STS and STP with recently published manuscripts. On Friday, attendees can watch a screening of ‘A Journey to Naime,’ a short documentary film by STS scholar Sulfikar Amir. On Saturday, we invite participants to sit down at lunch for two open discussions, one on the future of STS and STP in our current political moment, the other on navigating graduate school for our undergraduate attendees. More than anything, we have planned the weekend to encourage dialogue and explore the exciting futures and possibilities of our fields.

This conference would not be possible without the generous support Virginia Tech, Drexel University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, AAAS and NAS. Finally, we thank the Faculty Advisory Committee, the Student Organizing Committee, and all the volunteers who made this possible.

 

Amanda K Phillips, Chair                     Jorge Benavides-Rawson, Chair