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February 19, 2013

Apply Now | ASUC Representative for the Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee
March 5 | (Un)certain boundaries: Science, Technology and Society

Apply Now | ASUC Representative for the Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee

The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) is seeking student representatives to sit on a number of committees. Of particular interest for CNR students is the Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee.

The Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety Committee formulates and recommends campus policy on laboratory and environmental safety aspects of teaching and research programs involving biohazardous agents (including infectious disease agents; recombinant DNA molecules; genetically altered organisms released in the field) in accordance with applicable local, State and Federal regulations and established policies. Meets twice per year, Fall and Spring for a length of two hours.

The ASUC application can be found here.


March 5 | (Un)certain boundaries: Science, Technology and Society

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley are excited to announce an intercampus undergraduate research symposium, entitled (Un)certain Boundaries: Science, Technology and Society, to be held on Friday, April 26 in 470 Stephens Hall.

We are looking for exceptional interdisciplinary undergraduate work that imagines the intersections between science and society. Selected students will be invited to present their work at the conference. Some examples of possible topics are food security; environmental justice; gender, race, and health; energy and natural resources; urban development; social media; and many others.

We are looking for three different kinds of submissions:
1. Traditional research projects - ideal for students working on a thesis
2. Mixed media presentations - such as a visual art installation, a musical composition, or a choreographed performance
3. Five-minute "implosions" - a brief analysis of the political, social, and scientific aspects of an object of your choosing

Students who wish to have their submissions considered for the symposium must submit a proposal form by March 5. For more information about the conference and more detailed submission criteria, please visit our website at http://cstms.berkeley.edu/2012/uncertain_boundaries/

Questions may be directed to cstms.undergradconf@gmail.com