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The Institute for Research welcomes the following presidential fellows to CHF as part of the Matter, Materials, and Culture research group. These scholars are in residence at CHF on a short-term basis by special invitation of CHF’s president.
- Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent is professor in history and philosophy of science at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and also a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her research focuses on the history and philosophy of chemistry including work on materials science, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. She is the author of more than a dozen volumes and an extensive list of articles, book chapters, and essays for more popular audiences. Dates at CHF: February 2–February 12, 2015.
- Emmanuel Henry is professor of sociology at Université Paris Dauphine. In addition he is head of the university’s social-sciences PhD program and co-directs the public policy and social-regulations degree program. His research focuses on public policy, expertise, and decision making, especially as they apply to public health, occupational health, and environmental health. Dates at CHF: February 16–February 27, 2015.
- Lissa Roberts is a professor in the history of science at the University of Twente. Her work examines four core areas in the history of science: 1) understanding the historical roots and nature of the science / technology divide; 2) understanding the co-evolution of science, technology, and society; 3) integrating the history of science and technology in broader themes of global history; and 4) examining the context of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dates at CHF: March 2–April 15, 2015.
Ongoing and Annual Events
Since 2004, CHF and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) have hosted Innovation Day, where we celebrate innovation in the chemical industry today and seek solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. Highlights of the day include the Warren G. Schlinger Symposium and the awarding of the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal and SCI Perkin Medal.
The conference brought together women in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. They had the opportunity to share their own experiences as women in the scientific workforce and discuss their research. Frontiers of Discovery included speakers presenting original scientific research, as well as discussing personal and historical issues relevant to women in science today.
Women in Science Oral History Collection, Hilary Domush
AAAS-CHF History Seminar >
Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Archives and the Institute for Research, the AAAS-CHF History Seminar was an informal forum on the social, institutional, and intellectual histories of contemporary policy problems that rely upon science and technology. Invited speakers explored the historical genesis of a wide range of current policy topics, such as energy, environment, and health. The forum engaged scholars with scientists, policy makers, and members of the general public.
From Inception to Reform: Unpacking the History of the Toxic Substances Control Act through Archives and Oral Histories, Jody Roberts
TSCA: From Inception to Reform, a Public Dialogue, Jody Roberts, Jim Aidala, Charlie Auer, Chuck Elkins, Mark Greenwood, and Glenn Schweitzer
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