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Gwen Ottinger, PhD, Receives CAREER Award from NSF for Project on Air Monitoring and Environmental Justice

September 30, 2014

Gwen Ottinger, assistant professor in the Center for STS, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her project, "En... Read More »


Gwen Ottinger, PhD

Gwen Ottinger, PhD, to Co-host NSF-funded Workshop on Civic Science

September 29, 2014
On October 2 and 3, academics, foundation and non-profit leaders, and high-level policy makers will convene in Washington, D.C. to advance "civic science". Civi... Read More »
Chloe Silverman, PhD

Meet STS Professor Chloe Silverman

September 25, 2014
Chloe Silverman, PhD, joined the College last fall as an associate professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Society. In this Q&A, the social scie... Read More »

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Events

  • The Ethos of Medicine in Postmodern America: Philosophical, Cultural and Social Considerations

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 109, 3245 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Alumni
    • International Students
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Prospective Students
    • Public
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

    Has postmodern American culture so altered the terrain of medical care that moral confusion and deflated morale multiply faster than both technological advancements and ethical resolutions? Arnold Eiser, PhD, examines this question with reference to the cultural touchstones of our postmodern era: consumerism, computerization, corporatization, and destruction of meta-narratives.

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  • True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    2:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Drexel University ExCITe Center Suite 100 3401 Market Street Philadelphia

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Prospective Students
    • Public
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students
    • Senior Class

    True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society aims to help faculty and students learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. People may come to some or all of this upcoming event.  It is a workshop, discussion and double magazine launch featuring "the godfather behind creative nonfiction" (Vanity Fair), Lee Gutkind www.leegutkind.com.  This workshop wiill be followed by a discussion with Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig, and the special “Think Write Publish” issue, entitled “Telling Stories That Matter,” of Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.

    Schedule for November 3rd:

    2:00 pm - Writing True Stories: Turning Research into Real Life Through Narrative

    Lee Gutkind, Arizona State University, provides a tutorial on the art, the craft, the challenges and the techniques of creative/narrative nonfiction.

    3:30 pm - How We Collaborate and Connect—The Process and the Impact of Infusing Policy into Narrative

    Think Write Publish Fellows Gwen Ottinger, David Schleifer, Brian Kahn and Emily Fertig discuss their work and experiences about writing their recently published pieces, What Fish Oil
    Pills Are Hiding: One woman's quest to save the Chesapeake Bay from the dietary supplement industry
    and Ice, Ice Maybe Glaciers are growing in the Himalayas. What does that mean for climate policy?

    5:00 pm - Launch of the Two Collaborating Magazines

    Mix and mingle with the wonks and the writers. Complimentary copies of "Telling Stories That Matter," the special "Think Write Publish" issue from Creative Nonfiction and the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology.


    This event is co-sponsored by Drexel's Center for Science, Technology and Society and the ExCITe Center, and Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. This project is funded in-part by the US National Science Foundation (Award#1149107). Any findings, observations or opinions expressed are those of the principal investigators.

    This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing your name
    and contact info to Irene Cho at irene.cho@drexel.edu.

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