STS Senior Class of 2015

2015 Seniors

List of senior thesis topics

Kevin Adair, Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant: Environmental Implications and Public Perceptions

Shadiyat AjaoScience News and Public Discourse: The GMO Debate

Olivia Avidan, The Social Determinants of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Maine

Jeanne Barthold, Sociological Impacts of Wind Farms in Maine

Brooke Chandor, Prevention Programs: The Answer to ACL Injuries in Female Athletes?

Jonathan Eichholz, On Terroir: How The Taste of Place Made a Case For Camembert

Alex Kohn, Visual Authority and Natural Processes: A Cultural Critique of the Fetal Ultrasound

Kam Olaogun, The Influence of Technology on Track & Field and Sports Culture

Dustin Satloff, The Evolution of Sports Media and Their Symbiotic Relationship with Technology and Society

Sonia Vargas, Diversity in STEM and Higher Education in the United States

Peter Willauer, Innovative, Sustainable, and Dynamic Fish Farms In Maine:  Solutions to Feeding the Future

Alexa Williams, Shark: An Investigation of Management Measures in Light of Media Impacts and Culture

About James Fleming

James Rodger Fleming is a historian of science and technology and professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected “for pioneering studies on the history of meteorology and climate change and for the advancement of historical work within meteorological societies,” and a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, elected for his historical contributions. He recently held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution and the AAAS Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship while a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Books include Fixing the Sky (Columbia, 2010), Globalizing Polar Science (Palgrave, 2010), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (Oxford, 1998), and Meteorology in America, 1800-1870 (Johns Hopkins, 1990). He enjoys fishing, good jazz, good barbecue, seeing students flourish, building a community of historians of the geosciences, and connecting the history of science and technology with public policy.
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