Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis
Duke’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory sponsors an annual “Best Undergraduate Science Studies Senior Thesis” prize. Students recognized with this honor include:
- 2017 Recipient: Jennifer Acosta, "Objective Subjects, Empirical Identities: Psychology's Measurement of Ethnic Identity and Critical Race and Ethnicity Theory" (Global Cultural Studies in the Literature Program)
- 2017 Honorable Mentions: Feiyi Kuai, "Breathing In and Shouting Back: Black Lung Disease and Neo-liberalism in China" (Department of Cultural Anthropology) and Indrani Saha, "Being Within: Disruption and Disorientation In Carlos Cruz-Diez's Chromosaturation" (Program II, Cognitive Aesthetics)
- 2016 Recipient: Julia Tuttle, "Drug Development for Neglected Tropical Diseases: DNDi and the Product Development Partnership (PDP) Model” (Department of Global Health).
- 2015 Recipient: Joseph Wu, "Pluralism and the Levels of Selection in Cancer" (Department of Philosophy).
All undergraduate theses completed between May 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018, in all departments and programs, and which explore a science or sciences from an historical, philosophical, sociological, or literary critical perspective, are eligible for this prize. The prize for the winning thesis is $500, and the thesis itself will be posted in its entirety as a .pdf on the CISSCT website (http://cissct.duke.edu/teaching-learning). A student may submit his or her senior thesis for consideration, or faculty supervising a science-studies senior thesis may nominate his or her student’s senior thesis for consideration by emailing Carolin Benack (email@example.com). In either case, a submission for this prize should be made directly by the student him- or herself. The entire thesis should be emailed as a .pdf to Carolin Benack (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than May 1, 2018. The submissions will be judged by the CISSCT undergraduate prize committee, and the prize winner will be announced on May 8, 2018.
Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue
The CISSCT co-sponsored Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue held April 14-22, 2016. The Anthropocene Curriculum is a trans-disciplinary collaboration initiated by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science around forty scholars from around he world, working in the natural, environmental, and social sciences, as well as the humanities, arts, and architecture. Together with one hundred selected internal researchers from different fields as well as actors from outside of academia this program was put into teaching practice at the 2016 seminars.