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Hined Rafeh

Hined R

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention 2016

Science, Technology, and Society MS, 2016


Hined Rafeh was a student in the Science, Technology, and Society M.S. Program at Drexel University. Her research interests center on public understanding and engagement with technologies and science, particularly within health and medical fields. She also studied how conceptions of citizen science differ, what motivates non-accredited experts to engage in scientific labor, and how citizens’ use of different technologies to facilitate this labor relates to their motives and practices. At Drexel, she was a research assistant for Dr. Ali Kenner, working on public conceptions of climate change and environmental health, and a research assistant for Dr. Kelly Joyce, conducting stakeholder evaluation of an emerging wearable medical technology.  Hined graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a B.A. in Biological Anthropology, and graduated from Drexel this spring. She entered the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s PhD Program in Science and Technology Studies in the Fall of 2016.