STS 201: Nanotech+Society

October 7th, 2006  |  Published in All, Courses, Technology and Society

STS 201: Nanotech+Society
An undergraduate course taught in the spring semester of 2005 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A non-technical, discussion-based introduction to nanotechnology and science and technology studies.

Nanotechnology and Society: A discussion-based undergraduate course.
(preprintpublished PDF, scitation access in Am. J. Phys.74, 443, 2006)

1. Teaser introduction to nanotech with some consideration of specific societal implications. Guest in-class talks and discussion workshops. (Fall 2004)
• Nanotechnology, Society, & the Engineer
• Nanotechnology, Medicine, and the Body
…with R. Leung (Sociology)

2. APS March Meeting talk (10-minutes) on STS 201: Nanotech+Society course. (March 2005)
• Nanotechnology and Society

Some External Links
• University of Wisconsin Initiative on Nanotechnology and Society (former member) (mostly moved to ASU now)
• The Nanoethics Group, Santa Barbara, California (member of the advisory board)
• Centre for Bioethics and NanoethicsAarhus University, Denmark,Nanoethics Network (founding member)
• Nanotechnology Task Force, University of Surrey, UK (founding member)
• Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University
• Woodrow Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies: Consumer Product Inventory, March 2006

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