As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Where Are Today’s Engineering Heroes?

CSPO Professor of Practice Gregg Zachary’s cover story in IEEE Spectrum launches a new public crusade: Engineering needs more heroes. By failing to celebrate its finest contributors, the profession risks … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brazil as Bureaucratic Dystopia

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, hosted a free screening of director Terry Gilliam’s cult classic Brazil.

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sand Mandala as a symbolic representation, the everyday and the academic

Photo courtesy of Peter Lafford Emerge 2014 featured a variety of carefully constructed artistic objects, all manifestations of higher philosophical thought regarding art, science, culture and the individual. Among these … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Redesigning the Future of Education

“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.

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 5

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.

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nano and Society Video Clips: Part 1

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.

February 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

Museums, Part 2: Objectivity and Denial

CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz noticed a blatant omission in the description of the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

January 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Geeks and Nerds: a tale of two silos

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.

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment