October 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Georgia

Welcome to Atlanta
Most people who travel regularly tell me that they have been to Atlanta—meaning of course to the airport, ranked the world’s busiest by passenger traffic for the past several years. This rather limited impression of the city can only be further degraded if you arrive at rush hour and drive through the downtown area: the two freeways that carve right through the heart of Atlanta are overwhelmed by commuters in the Greater Atlanta area that now numbers over 6 million people.

Should We Teach Science and Engineering as Practices?
What do engineers and scientists need to know? At least in the U.S., our educational system seems to demonstrate that, beyond technical competence, the answer is: surprisingly little.

October 2016 Member News

In Memoriam: Ronald Rainger
Ron Rainger passed away on 25 May 2016 in Lubbock, Texas after a protracted struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

CHSTM Online Working Groups
The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (www.chstm.org) invites scholars to participate in our monthly ONLINE WORKING GROUPS on specialized topics in the history of science, technology and medicine.

October 2016 News From the Profession

The Correspondence of John Tyndall
The University of Pittsburgh Press is pleased to announce its new role as publisher of The Correspondence of John Tyndall, an 18-volume series that will make available for the first time in print some 7,700 letters to and from Tyndall, one of the most influential scientists and premier physicists of the Victorian era.

D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia Fellowship and Grants
The D. Kim Foundation offers a number of fellowships and grants for the history of science and technology in modern East Asia, with an emphasis on the twentieth century.