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BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY INTERVIEWS ALEX WELLERSTEIN

September 9, 2019

With none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy, assistant professor Alex Wellerstein talked about how to convince newer generations, innudated with information, that the use and protection of nuclear weapons are important topics for consideration. Titled "Loose Nukes? You Betcha," the conversation can be found on Nye's podcast, Science Rules!

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DR. AMBER BENEZRA JOINS THE STS FACULTY

September 9, 2019

Dr. Amber Benezra joins the College as tenure stream assistant professor in science and technology studies. She is a sociocultural anthropologist researching how the human microbiome intersects with biomedical ethics, public health infrastructures, scientific knowledge, and care. Her forthcoming book from University of Minnesota Press is the first ethnography of the microbiome and draws together the insights of feminist science studies and the collaborative capacities of anthropology. Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Benezra was formerly the director of the science and technology studies undergraduate program and industry assistant professor of STS at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

THE BOMB & YOU GRABS THE MEDIA'S ATTENTION

September 9, 2019

Led by co-principal investigators Kristyn Karl and Alex Wellerstein, the Reinventing Civil Defense Project hosted The Bomb and You, this summer's public exposition and workshop on nuclear risk communication for the 21st century. By using everything from virtual reality to live performances, the projects presented explored what kinds of messaging and media would be effective for nuclear risk communication in the present moment. Business Insider took notice of NukemapVR, a virtual reality experience created by assistant professor Christopher Manzione and Wellerstein that lets users detonate a nuclear weapon in New York City and then watch.