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Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Science, Technology & Society B.S.

STS Symposium 2012

6th Annual STS Symposium - Alternative Futures: Transportation - 2012

STS Symposium 2012 Poster

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

Schedule of Breakout Sessions:

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STS Symposia


Wyatt J. Galusky
(315) 684-6173
Crawford Hall, Room 216

Kurt E. Reymers
Department of Social Sciences
(315) 684-6193
Crawford Hall, Room 205

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