WST Learning Community Dinner, 3/27/17

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    • Monday March 27, 2017
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Stein House/4th St. A Apartments, 4th and Techwood, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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    Free food

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Summary Sentence: WST Learning Community dinner with Georgia Tech alumna and Drexel University faculty Dr. Gwen Ottinger.

Full Summary: WST residents and other undergraduates are invited to dinner with Georgia Tech alumna and Drexel University faculty Dr. Gwen Ottinger to discuss issues surrounding environmental justice, current modes of scientific research, and new approaches to environmental practices.

Please join us for complimentary dinner and discussion with Georgia Tech alumna and Drexel University faculty, Dr. Gwen Ottinger. Dr. Ottinger’s research interests include social interactions surrounding oil refineries and the environmental justice issues related to emerging energy technology. She is the author of Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges (New York University Press, 2013) and co-editor of Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement. (MIT Press, 2011) In her work, her overarching goals are to analyze the environmental justice implications of current modes of scientific research, technological innovations, and relations of expertise; and envision and implement more environmentally just forms of science, technology, and expertise. Her current project, funded by a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, follows the development of technologies used to measure air toxics levels in communities adjacent to oil refineries, from user-friendly “bucket” air samplers to high-tech real-time air monitors. 

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The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Career/Professional development
environmental justice, science, Technology, Research
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