4S New Orleans: Panels + Symposium
Join us for three STS Underground panels Wednesday, September 4, from 1:15 – 5:30 pm in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Fifth Floor, Grand Ballroom E. Check the online program for final time and location details.
Then join us offsite on Thursday, September 5, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for STS Underground Symposium: Petrochemicals and Citizen Science.
How does “citizen science” help people understand and document the environmental and health impacts of the oil industry? Join us for a stimulating discussion with four panelists who will speak about their experiences with participatory, community-based research relating to oil and petrochemicals in Louisiana. The speakers include:
- Barbara L. Allen, a professor in Virginia Tech’s department of Science, Technology, and Society and author of Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor Disputes (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003).
- Shannon Dosemagen, Executive Director of Public Lab, co-organizer of the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) and Chair of the U.S. EPA National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT).
- Gwen Ottinger, author of Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges (New York: NYU Press, 2013), who teaches in Drexel University’s Department of Politics.
- Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, a Tulane University environmental toxicologist who engaged in community-based research following the BP oil spill.
For more details, and to reserve a free ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page.
New sts underground special issue of
Engaging Science, Technology, and Society
We are pleased to share a special thematic collection of papers on mapping and modeling from our 2017 STS Underground workshop.
The introduction and all articles are available open access from the journal.