This photo shows two undergraduate student members of the STS Futures Lab--Samuel Kodua and Nolan Harrington--on a ferry in Helsinki, where they co-presented with Lab co-PIs Emily York and Shannon N. Conley at the SEESHOP (Studies of Expertise and Experience) 2019 meeting.
Exposing undergraduate STEM students to STS research and to international collaboration and scholarship is one way that the STS Futures Lab helps STEM students to appreciate different forms of knowledge production and expertise. It also gives them a chance to develop research skills in the social sciences, and to develop the professional skills of conference presentation. While the expense of such trips makes it a challenge, we are striving to find more funding to enable such opportunities.
Emily York and Shannon N. Conley, "Students Abroad For a Conference", contributed by Emily York and Shannon N. Conley, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 13 August 2019, accessed 3 July 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/students-abroad-conference