Science, Technology & Society B.S.
STS Symposium 2012
6th Annual STS Symposium - Alternative Futures: Transportation - 2012
Transportation intersects many parts of human life, from specific mobilities to settlement patterns, to distribution of consumer goods. Transportation systems reflect many of the challenges that we face collectively - environmental, economic, communal. The symposium will focus on a wide array of topics, including urban mass transit issues, rail, food miles, walkable communities, and other more subtle transportation issues, including those surrounding race, class, gender, disabilities, health and identity.
The Symposium will feature the following events:
- Breakout Sessions from
11:45 - 12:45 & 1:00 - 2:00, first floor Crawford Hall, MSC
focusing on the automobile, bicycle and mass transit and
featuring academic experts, practical experts and community business owners
(*see detailed schedule below)
- 2:00 - 4:00pm: Explorations of Technologies, Art & Political Action, Student Activities Center, MSC
- 4:00 - 5:30pm: Panel Discussion in Little Theater, Student Activities Center, MSC
Topic: "Transforming Transportation"
Introductory comments: Dr. Wolf Yeigh (SUNYIT President / Morrisville Officer-in-Charge)
featuring Michael Egan (McMaster University)
Ray Fouche (University of Illinois)
Beth McKellips (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
John Pumilio (Colgate University)
The STS Symposium is supported by a grant from the Sheila Johnson Institute