Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.
“Interdisciplinarity, innovation, and collaboration might be the buzzwords of today’s academics, but we’re still a long way from figuring out how to do these things in a meaningful & substantial way,” argues CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy.
During the “Light Switch” training activity, staff collaboratively draw out the systems and people that are required in order for a light to turn on and off at the flick of a switch. This facilitated discussion helps participants reflect on the ways that technologies are embedded in bigger systems.
CSPO faculty members Jameson Wetmore and Ira Bennett were part of a group that worked this past summer produce videos for science museum staff members across the country on how to engage the public on issues relating to nanotechnology. This is the first video of seven.
CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz noticed a blatant omission in the description of the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
This talk by Keith Hjelmstad (Professor of Computational Mechanics in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU) was part of a panel hosted by the Center for Science and the Imagination.