Author Archives: James Fleming

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.

STS Senior Poster Presentations

Thursday, April 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Parker-Reed (CLAS) Tuesday, May 5 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Parker-Reed (STS end-of-year celebration) Friday, May 8, noon-1:00 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library Refreshments available at all sessions

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STS Senior Class of 2015

List of senior thesis topics

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STS Events Fall 2014

Thurs. Nov. 13 at 4:00 pm in Lovejoy 215, Lynda Walsh, Professor of English, University of Nevada Reno speaking on the Visual composition processes of STEM researchers and the implications for civic scientific literacy, Fri. Nov. 14 at 12 noon … Continue reading

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STS Senior Posters today Mon. April 28

The STS seniors will present their final project posters today, Monday, April 28 from 4-6 pm in SSW. Refreshments will be provided.  Most of these student will also participate in CLAS presentations this coming Thursday. Madeline Wilson, “Blowing in the … Continue reading

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Pressing Issues: The History of Technology Meets Public Policy

  Monday, October 7 – Wednesday, October 9 at Colby College On October 7th to 9th the STS Program, with support from the Goldfarb Center, is hosting an international conference at Colby on technology and public policy.  This meeting, scheduled just before … Continue reading

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STS Banquet April 29, 2013


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STS Senior Poster Session April 29 from 4-5:30 pm in Parker-Reed

Victoria Feng, Architecture and Behavior at Colby: How our built environment affects the way we learn and socialize Ben Hannon, Development of a Standardized and Functional Tactical Emergency Medical Support Training Program Dan Hussey, What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup and What Does … Continue reading

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End of the Year Speaker, April 29 at 7 pm

History as Data Science: Using Computational Analysis to Explore the Archives of the National Security State Professor Matthew Connelly, Department of History, Columbia University Monday, April 29 at 7:00 pm in Parker-Reed Room, SSW The scope of official secrecy is rapidly expanding. The sheer … Continue reading

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Hana Haver ’11 was accepted by University of Massachusetts Medical School

Congratulations Hana!  She recently defended her MSc thesis on tuberculosis drug resistance at the National University of Singapore.  The drug she studied just received FDA approval for the treatment of patients with multiple drug-resistant TB.

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