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    Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article published in the January edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Authored by scholars from the NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the...
  • The following is reproduced from the S.NET conference website: The 8th annual S.Net meeting will take place from the 12th to the 14th of October 2016 in Bergen, Norway. It will continue to provide room for reflections on emerging technologies, this time with a special (though not exclusive) focus...
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    A recent Forbes article reports on a panel from the CNS-UCSB conference, “Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures.” The panel, focusing on workers’ rights in the global economy, featured talks by CNS research group leader...
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    Craig Hawker is a CNS co-PI and Executive Committee member. The following article about his election as a AAAS Fellow is reproduced from The UCSB Current. The original version can be read at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/016175/craig-hawker-named-aaas-fellow. Craig Hawker, a UC Santa Barbara...
  • Catherine Enders
    While attending a panel discussion at the Society and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, D.C. this summer, undergraduate psychology major Catherine Enders noticed a STPI employee with a UCSB water bottle. Upon approaching this stranger, she learned that it was Emily Nightingale, a...
  • Earlier today, while in Washington D.C., CNS-UCSB Director Barbara Herr Harthorn participated in a panel focusing on future directions of nanotechnology policy, especially regarding biomedical and infrastructural applications. This event was part of the American Chemical Society Science & the...
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    Former CNS Graduate Fellow Rachel Parker has accepted a new position at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) as Director of Research Programs.  In this role, Rachel will be participating as a member of the Institute's senior management team, developing and supporting new...
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    CNS collaborator Nick Pidgeon and five of his colleagues in the UK have published a groundbreaking paper that delineates the shared values underpinning public acceptance of energy systems. Based on on six deliberative workshops and a national survey, this study is novel because it seeks to...
  • Denis Simon
    IRG 2 collaborator and China innovation expert Denis Simon has accepted a senior administrative post at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. The following is reproduced from a Duke Kunshan University press release: DURHAM, N.C., AND KUNSHAN, CHINA -- Denis Simon has been appointed executive...
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    On November 13-15, 2014, CNS-UCSB brought together an international array of NGOs with environmental and social justice concerns, scholars, technologists, government officials, and journalists to discuss two key questions: How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of emerging...
  • Catherine Enders
    Congratulations are in order for undergraduate researcher Catherine Enders who was accepted  to participate in CNS ASU's Policy, Science, Technology & Society Scholars (POSTS) program. Open to sophomore and junior undergraduate women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, this...
  • CNS collaborator Nick Pidgeon, a social psychologist at Cardiff University, played a central role in a 5-institution effort to create the interactive exhibit, A Sense of Energy, which was held at the White Buidling, Hackney Wick, London from June 26-28, 2014, and at the Senedd Building (where the...
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    CNS Graduate Fellow Matt Gebbie has been selected via a competitive application process to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, June 28 to July 3. He will be sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Lindau conference is an annual meeting of Nobel winners in...
  • Shirley Han
    Foreign born graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines who wish to pursue a career in industry or NGOs are much more likely to stay in the U.S. than those who wish to pursue a career in academia or government concludes a study by researchers at UC Santa...
  • Hyungsub Choi
    What decisions did architects make when designing spaces for the new interdisciplinary sciences of materials and nanotechnology? A recently-published paper in the journal Minerva tells that story. Co-authors Hyungsub Choi, a CNS-UCSB affiliate and assistant professor at Seoul National University,...
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    A newly launched study of nano futures at the Gothenburg Research Institute will include as an investigator former CNS-UCSB postdoctoral fellow Mikael Johannson. As explained on a brochure for the study, "The project aims to explore nanotechnology as an emergent policy-driven techno-scientific...
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    The first in a series of policy briefs co-authored by CNS-affiliated researchers has been distributed to California legislators and specifically: the Governor's Office; the Senate committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development; the Senate committee on Labor and Industrial...
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    Social movement unionism (SMU) is not necessarily antithetical to traditional business unionism concludes Cassandra Engeman in a case study of the 2006 immigrants rights marches in Los Angeles. A former CNS Graduate Fellow and Senior Researcher, Engeman's findings were recently published in the...
  • Cyrus Mody
    In a recent article in The New Yorker by John Colapinto, CNS collaborator and historian of technology Cyrus Mody offers insight into the challenges of commercializing new technologies.“It’s less about a disruptive technology and more about moments when the linkages among a set of...
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    This photo gallery includes images from the conference, Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures, that was hosted by CNS UCSB on campus from November 13-15. The conference included an international mix of scholars, NGO representatives, journalists,...
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    In a recent post on the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute Blog, CNS PI Richard Appelbaum draws from his research group's study of global innovation to apprize whether China's science and technology research culture is producing innovative discoveries. Below is the...
  • The recent CNS-hosted conference, Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Technological Futures, included poster presentations and a competition in which conference participants voted on the best three. From amongst a host of cutting edge, interdisciplinary studies, the following...
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    Democratizing Technologies, Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures begins tomorrow evening. The conference asks how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are harnessing new technologies to address challenges of energy, disaster relief, food shortage, clean water, environmental...
  • The plaudits continue for IRG 1 Leader Patrick McCray's book, The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future. It has been selected as the winner of the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize, named in honor of the longtime...
  • Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures, November 13-15, 2014 University of California, Santa Barbara How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of new technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for...