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Race in STEM - Science, Technology and Medicine

What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine?

STS 51 is a 3-course sequence. STS 51A, Fall quarter, focuses on science. STS 51B (Winter 2021) covers technology, and STS 51C (Spring 2021) looks at medicine. Each course can be taken independently.

How do race and racism affect the design and social impact of technology, broadly defined? Can new or different technology help to reduce racial bias? Invited speakers will address the role of race in such issues as energy infrastructure, nuclear arms control, algorithmic accountability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology. Talks will take a variety of forms, ranging from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion.

Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion.

Anyone with an SUNET ID can register to watch the individual talks (see below for registration links).

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 16:00
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 16:00
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 16:00
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