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  • 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...
  • H4O
    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...
  • Did you attend a talk at the April 18-19 Interrogating Methodologies symposium during which you wish you had taken better notes? Were you not able to attend at all? Just finding out about it now? Then you are in luck. Video of all the lectures from the day-and-a-half event are now available online...
  • The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB, a National Science Foundation (NSF) national center that advances understanding of the relationships between technological innovation and societal change, announces the award of four new faculty seed grants under the second-year program Seed Grants...
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    IRG3 collaborator Nick Pidgeon learned this week that he had been awarded an MBE, which stands for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. It is one of five designations – the pinnacle being knighthood – in the order of chivalry established by King George V in 1917 and...
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will deliver the keynote address at the CNS Democratizing Technologies conference this fall. His talk, co-sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, will be titled, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity." It...
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    The following interview with CNS Director Barbara Herr Harthorn was excerpted from The Santa Barbara Independent website. It was conducted after Harthorn returned from her February testimony to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. To read the interview in its...
  • Christian Beaudrie
    Work by CNS-UCSB collaborators has garnered the distinction of being named one of the best 15 papers published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) in 2013. The paper, titled "From Cradle-to-Grave at the Nanoscale: gaps in U.S. Regulatory Oversight along the Nanomaterial Life...
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    Historian and CNS PI W. Patrick McCray, has been named the 2015-16 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It is their most prestigious fellowship and will support his project, "Building Collaborative Machines: Artists, Engineers, and...
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    Scholars have frequently suggested that art and science find their meeting point in method, and that idea could be the tagline for the Interrogating Methodologies symposium taking place at UC Santa Barbara on April 18 and 19. The symposium explores boundaries in art and science and seeks to...
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    Over 1,300 visitors learned about nanotechnology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this weekend as part of the annual NanoDays informal education event. Volunteers from Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) along with those from the California NanoSystems Institute and the UCSB...
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    "We are dulled, lulled, and anesthetized by arguments from tech intellectuals that too often are glib, Panglossian, or in service of a corporate agenda," W. Patrick McCray writes in an opinion piece published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 10. A historian and CNS principal...