Science, Technology, and Sandy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 ( 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm )

In early November 2012, citizens in New Jersey and New York endured Hurricane Sandy and its damage to our community's foundational social and technological systems. By exposing the vulnerabilities of these systems, Sandy forced us to confront some fundamental questions about the roles of science and technology in 21st century society: How did our infrastructures develop the way that they did? How do we communicate during disasters? What are the moral and social obligations of scientists and engineers who develop everyday technologies, and how can we as a society better prepare for disasters that might occur in the future?

These questions, and others like them, are at the core of the College of Arts & Letter's new undergraduate Program in Science & Technology Studies.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 28 from 3:00-5:00 pm in Babbio 122 to reflect on Sandy, discuss issues at the crossroads of technology and society, and learn more about the exciting new program in STS!

Speakers:
Introduction by Professor Andrew L. Russell, Director, Program in Science & Technology Studies

Brief presentations by:
James McClellan, Professor of History
Alan Blumberg, George Meade Bond Professor and Director of the Center for Maritime Systems
Lee Vinsel, Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies

Comment from the audience.

This event is open to the public: all members of the Stevens community and citizens of Hoboken are encouraged to attend.