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Summer 2016
Thank You and Welcome

We are excited to have completed our first year of the Science, Technology & Society (STS) Hub at San Francisco State University!

Over the academic year 2015-2016, the Hub held monthly conversations designed to engage interdisciplinary conversations focused on sciences, technologies, health, and social justice. 

We thank our coordinating team: 
Laura Mamo, Health Equity Institute Associate Directir
Martha Kenney, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Ugo Edu, HEI Science, Justice and Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellow

And especially the SF State community of scholars for joining us in our inaugural year. 

Please save the dates and join us in 2016-2017 on the third Tuesdays of each month 3:30-5:00 p.m. and stay-tuned for a kick off event in early September. 

Below we share images that emerged from this year's conversations:

UC Berkeley Professor Charis Thompson discussed gene editing at May STS Hub meeting

On May 17, the Science and Technology Studies (STS) Hub welcomed special guest UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies Charis Thompson for a discussion on gene editing and recent national political debates convened in Washington, D.C.

Questions on disability examined

We discussed the questions: "What is disability and does it need to be FIXED?" at the April Meeting. The conversation was led by SF State Professor of Philosophy Dr. Anita Silvers.

The STS Hub analyzes the Zika Virus

During the February Meeting of the STS Hub the Zika Virus served as our "object of analysis."
HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo gives talk at UC Santa Cruz workshop on big biodata and precision medicine
From left, Rori Rohlfs, Laura Mamo, Martha Kenney, and Ugo Edu.
Dr. Mamo delivered a presentation at the UC Santa Cruz workshop, “Just Data: Justice, Knowledge, and Care in the Age of Precision Medicine and Big Data” on May 18.

The workshop, coordinated by UCSC Science & Justice Center, sought to expand medical, basic, and social science inquiry around the ethical and justice questions surrounding big biodata, precision medicine, and health The outcome of which is to develop an agenda-setting document for a national policy discussion, and its circulation to policy institutions, especially the National Academy of Medicine and the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Three members of HEI's Science, Technology & Society Hub (the STS Hub) contributed to this important conversation: HEI Science, Justice, and Health Equity Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ugo Edu and SF State Assistant Professors Dr. Martha Kenney (Women and Gender Studies) and Dr. Rori Rohlfs (Biology, Faculty in Big Data and Health). Edu and Kenney coordinated the breakout sessions of the conference.

We look forward to fostering more opportunities and spaces for important conversations and collaborative research and projects concerned with the intersections of technology, sciences, justice, and ethics.

We extend our gratitude for your support, interest, and attendance in the Hub’s first year.

Have a great summer. See you next year.
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