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  • May 24, 2013

    "Intellectual fusion" is one of the key design imperatives at Arizona State University. At the Communities of Integration Workshop taking place this week in Tempe, AZ, a key theme has been cross-disciplinary work and the fusion of social and natural sciences. Bringing the two together, ASU President Dr. Michael Crow delivered a welcome address to the conference attendees via video.

  • May 23, 2013

    Workshop participants at a table

    Bringing social scientists into natural science and engineering contexts is one of the central themes of CNS-ASU's research thrust on Integration (RTTA 4). At the Communities of Integration workshop, taking place this week in Tempe, AZ, Dr. Erik Fisher and the RTTA 4 team are seeking to establish a new field called ‘Socio-Technical Integration’ (STI).

  • May 2, 2013

    Jan Youtie giving a presentation
    Investment in nanotechnology research is based on the promise of a transition to active nanotechnology, nanostructures, and nanodevices. Products of all kinds have been promised, everything from self-healing materials to molecular machines. But are such advances really taking place, and if so, where are they happening, and when will they arrive?
  • April 23, 2013

    Headshot of Dietram Scheufele

    We live in an age where new technologies hit the marketplace at a rate that far outpaces society's ability to engage in meaningful political debates about their ethical, legal and political implications. Synthetic biology, nanotechnology and Big Data are only a few recent examples of emerging technologies that have broad implications for society and policy.

  • April 18, 2013

    Dave Conz

    All of us at CNS-ASU are mourning the passing of our beloved colleague, David Conz.

    Dave was an Assistant Research Professor with CNS-ASU since its inception in 2005. 

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