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Vacancy: Lecturer in Science & Technology Studies

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UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint a full time Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th March 2014. It is hoped the successful candidate will join us from September 1st 2014.

New Careers Podcasts

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STS has released 2 more careers podcasts from the careers podcast series. Check them out on the podcasts section of the STS Careers webpage:

Vacancy: Project Co-ordinator

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The Department of Science and Technology Studies wishes to appoint Project Co-ordinator to work on the ‘Emotions, Transformations, Restorations’ project being run jointly by STS and the Institute of Making. The successful applicant would be assisting the project leads, Dr Simon Werrett (STS) and Dr Leoni Hannan (History and Museums and Public Engagement) to set up and co-ordinate a series of workshops. The appointment will be part-time at approximately 135 hours over the period February – July 2014. Hours are negotiable, but the successful candidate would be expected to commence work immediately. 

STS Goes Dutch

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Just before Christmas, Jack Stilgoe gave a talk at the launch of the Rathenau Institute's report on Geoengineering. The Rathenau institute are an independent Technology Assessment organisation that informs the Dutch government and parliament about emerging technology issues. Jack's talk was on 'geoengineering as collective experimentation', looking at the challenges of governing research in this controversial area. For those who speak Dutch, more information is here:
http://www.rathenau.nl/actueel/nieuwsberichten/2013/12/verslag-symposium-klimaatengineering.html

Notes for brewing genius

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Everybody loves our brewing genius notepads.

You'll love them more when you learn about their environmental credentials:

STS PHD students shine

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STS PhD students and alumni shine at the 2014 BSHS postgraduate student conference in Leeds during January 2014. 

New scholarship for PhD studies

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(From BSPS mailing list <BSPS@lists.reading.ac.uk>. January 2014)

New paper: Helmholtz Club, Neuroscience and Francis Crick

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Congratulations to Dr Christine Aicardi, STS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, for her new paper on Francis Crick (link)

UK citizen views on carbon capture and storage: new study

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“Nuclear energy sounded wonderful 40 years ago”

Authors: Simon J Lock*[i], Melanie Smallman, Maria Lee, Yvonne Rydin, UCL

STS Teaching Excellence Nominated for Award

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STS's Prof Joe Cain has been been nominated for the UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award. The ceremony will be a part of the 2013 Provost Teaching Awards.

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