Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Archive for the ‘The Observatory’ Category

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By Sean Hays (Center for Nanotechnology in Society & School of Government, Politics, and Global Studies, ASU) reporting from the plenary meeting of TRPS conference ASU university president, and conference sponsor, Mike Crow opened the conversation about the rightful place of science by discussing some recent research, involving scientists from ASU, going on in a  [ Read More ]

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What happened when someone called himself a pure cell biologist slash biochemist took one of the Rightful Place of Science? field trips? Hosea Handoyo shared his experience in his blog. The Right Place of Science? Conference (TRPS, organized by CSPO) field trip to ASU Biodesign Institute was pretty sweet. Being a pure cell biologist slash  [ Read More ]

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By Mark Neff, reporting from the Water in the Desert? field trip. We just returned from a nice tour of the dams and canals that supply Phoenix its valuable water. Gregg, from the Salt River Project (which supplies much of Phoenix’s water) and Nancy of ASU’s public history program provided lots of interesting insights into  [ Read More ]

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by Christine Luk, Graduate Research Assistant, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, CNS ASU Engaging in a meaningful discussion of the rightful place of science in our society requires a critical reflection of the current practice and discourse in which science is distortedly used to justify problematic transnational S&T policy. This essay  [ Read More ]

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Welcome to the digital companion to The Rightful Place of Science? conference, presented by the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.  This conference is addressing questions that have meaning and impacts for us all — around the globe. In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama promised to “restore science to its  [ Read More ]

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In Issues in Science and Technology Summer 2009, Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director of Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes , at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, wrote: I stood with the throngs on the Washington Mall on January 20, 2009, watching a young new president (well, truth be told, watching him on a Jumbotron) announce  [ Read More ]

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Theresa Phillips in her blog, writes: I guess Easter Sunday is as good a time as any to bring up the subject of the “rightful place of science”, a hot topic of debate that goes hand in hand with creationism versus evolution, and ethical issues such as use of stem cells in research. Biotechnology research,  [ Read More ]