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Doing Business As Name:Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kathleen M Drowne
  • (573) 341-6699
  • Kathleen Sheppard
Award Date:01/07/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 36,502
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 36,502
  • FY 2020=$36,502
Start Date:01/15/2020
End Date:09/30/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.075
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:The Futures of STS in Engineering and Polytechnic Universities
Federal Award ID Number:1953798
DUNS ID:804883767
Parent DUNS ID:006326904
Program:STS-Sci, Tech & Society
Program Officer:
  • John Parker
  • (703) 292-5034

Awardee Location

Street:300 W 12th Street
Awardee Cong. District:08

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Street:300 W. 12th St.
Cong. District:08

Abstract at Time of Award

Teaching and conducting research in Science and Technology Studies within engineering and polytechnic universities poses significant challenges and offers substantial opportunities. This workshop explores these challenges and opportunities by drawing together STS researchers who work in these contexts from across the nation at Missouri University of Science & Technology's new Center for Science, Technology, and Society. The group will discuss big ideas for advancing Science and Technology Studies in engineering schools, strategies for developing Science and Technology Studies communities, cohorts, and research centers in these contexts, and ideas for increasing impacts in engineering environments. Workshop outcomes will include a set of archived and curated workshop sessions, a research report, articles in a leading Science and Technology Studies journals, and the creation of a national community of Science and Technology Studies scholars interested in these issues. This workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers in Science and Technology Studies to discuss the appropriate role of Science and Technology Studies in engineering and polytechnical universities, and to develop collective strategies for overcoming the potential challenges of working in these environments and for capitalizing on the potential benefits of doing so. The workshop structure will be informed by recent scholarly reviews of the state-of-the-field within Science and Technology Studies, and by the experiences of Science and Technology Studies researchers who have worked in engineering and polytechnical universities. The workshop will result in strategic plans for advancing the place and impact of Science and Technology Studies in technical universities, the creation of a community of Science and Technology Researchers interested in these issues, and in research reports and scholarly articles. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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