2017-18 Speakers Series:
"Science Fact, Science Fiction"
This year's STS Speakers Series will make a timely and thoughtful exploration of how representations of science and scientific ideas in media and culture relate to actual scientific practices and, in turn, how these representations are understood, interpreted and circulated. Speakers this year will address the problem of failure in science, as well as issues of race, gender and disability, and include two panel discussions (in collaboration with VCU's Humanities Research Center) celebrating and reflecting on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.
The second event of the Fall 2017 semester is on Tuesday, October 24th
-- featuring Stuart Firestein, "Ignorance, Uncertainty, Doubt and Failure - Why Science Is so Successful"
Welcome to STS@VCU, where you can explore science, technology, and medicine in context. Whether through classwork or by attending one of our lectures or other events, we hope to engage you in thinking more deeply about science and culture. Our interdisciplinary research, teaching, and program building creates bridges across VCU's two campuses, and fosters discussion about important contemporary and historical connections between science and society. Through the support of the College of Humanities and Sciences, and in partnership with other VCU academic units and local organizations, we strive to bring the academic discipline of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in dialogue with the VCU community's interests and concerns.
I invite you to explore our website, and email me (or any of the faculty or staff) for more information about our programming and curricular initiatives.