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Gwen Ottinger, PhD, wins Rachel Carson Prize for her book, “Refining Expertise”

April 15, 2015
Gwen Ottinger, PhD

Gwen Ottinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, has been awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for her book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges....

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Bill Drust, MS science, technology & society '15, is featured in the Twenty-five Faces of CoAS.

April 13, 2015
William Drust

Bill Drust is an MS student in science, technology and society. His master’s research focuses on the da Vinci Surgical System, a minimally invasive surgical technique in which a surgeon’s hands are enhanced by robotic technology.  After deciding between three fully funded o...

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Jonson Miller on "Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South"

March 03, 2015
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Miller reports on his project, “Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South” for the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine where he was a research fellow for 2014-2015....

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Five Things to Know about the Role of 'Place' in Asthma Research

February 24, 2015
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A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate....

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Exposing the Social Roots of Our Environmental Problems

February 09, 2015

From energy policy to honeybee health, climate change to disaster preparedness, Drexel social scientists are bringing important new perspectives to the nation's greatest environmental challenges.  Tim Hyland writes about the research of Drexel social scientists, including STS professors Chloe S...

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