SHOT 2011: SIG Events
The Albatrosses, whose interests cover all things related to aviation and aerospace, will have an informal breakfast on Sunday morning followed by a roundtable session highlighting the current research of grad students and young scholars. To join the Albatrosses email list, send a short email Robert Ferguson.
The SIG on Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) will have a buffet lunch on Friday. The charge for regular attendees is $34 and $19 for graduate students (thanks to a subsidy from the SIG). Please indicate your participation on the registration form.� SIGCIS is also organizing on Sunday (9:00 am-6:00 pm) a daylong workshop on “Cultures and Communities in the History of Computing.” For more details about the Sunday workshop, please visit the SIGCIS website or see a PDF of the Program here. Note that if you are planning to attend this workshop, you need to register for the SHOT meeting and indicate on the registration form that you will be attending this event on Sunday.
Envirotech will hold a breakfast meeting on Saturday morning. Since breakfast is included in the overall registration fee for the SHOT meeting, there is no separate charge for this meal. Please indicate your participation on the registration form.
Jovians & Mercurians
The Jovians (electrical history) and the Mercurians (communications) will hold their traditional joint lunch-time meeting on Saturday. People interested in coming to lunch should meet Andy Butrica and Jonathan Coopersmith in the main hotel lobby at 12:30 pm to walk to a local restaurant. Each person will pay individually.
The Prometheans (SHOT’s Engineering SIG) is co-sponsoring a joint meeting and workshop with the International Network of Engineering Studies on Wednesday, 2 November at Cleveland State University. They will hold their annual meeting on Saturday at a restaurant near the Marriott. People interested in coming to lunch should meet Atsushi Akera, Ann Johnson, and Jonathan Coopersmith in the main hotel lobby at 12:30 pm to walk to a local restaurant. Each person will pay individually. The group is also organizing a Sunday morning session to examine work-in-progress, which will focus on the science-engineering interface and other topics. A Program (PDF) for the Sunday session is now available on online. For details about the INES joint meeting for the Sunday morning session, please email Atsushi Akera.
SMiTInG, the SHOT Military Technology Interest Group, will convene on Saturday morning for breakfast. Since breakfast is included in the overall registration fee for the SHOT meeting, there is no separate charge for this meal. Please indicate your participation on the registration form. For more information, please email Bart Hacker.
TEMSIG, the museum group, is sponsoring a tour of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum on Saturday afternoon (see the description on the Tours webpage) followed by libations in the Marriott lobby bar (4:30ish). If you wish to take this tour, please indicate your interest on the registration form. For more information on this group, email Allison Marsh.
Women in Technological History (WITH) will have a lunch at the Marriott on Friday at 12:30 pm.� The cost of this lunch is $34 per person and (thanks to support from the SIG) $17 for graduate students and underemployed scholars.
The Tensions of Europe group will NOT be meeting during the Cleveland conference.