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December 21st, 2012

Tech Support

Technical Support for Presenters Audio-Visual Support Thanks to Case Western Reserve University, each session room at the meeting will be equipped with a digital projector and screen.� Speakers planning to use PowerPoint should make sure that they (or someone on their panel) will bring a laptop that can connect to the digital projector.� Should you…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Sessions

Session Schedule The program committee (chaired by Eda Kranakis) has put together an outstanding line-up of sessions.�You will not only be able to hear papers on timely topics such as the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, but also on topics ranging from superconductivity to technology and the body to the Tao…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland registration

Register Now for SHOT 2011 With an outstanding SHOT program of academic sessions and special events, and the co-location of the HSS and 4S meetings, SHOT 2011 offers an unusually rich opportunity for academic and social discourse. We encourage you to register early because SHOT tours are very popular and sell out quickly. Once again…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Program

Overview of the Program Once again this year, there is an extensive program of meetings, activities, and social events supplementing the more than fifty academic sessions. There will be meetings to talk about diversity in our organization and field of scholarship (Friday evening), and a special presentation by Paul Edwards on giving effective academic talks…

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December 21st, 2012

Preconference Workshop

Preconference Workshop on Engineering Studies 2 November 2011, Cleveland State University The International Network for Engineering Studies (INES) and the SHOT special interest group, the Prometheans, will hold a one-day workshop on engineering studies and the history of engineering with the theme, “My Current Work and Its Possible Implications.” The workshop is hosted by Peter…

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December 21st, 2012

Hotel

SHOT 2011 Conference Hotel We are pleased to announce that you can start reserving rooms at SHOT’s headquarters hotel, the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The Marriott at Key Center was voted the top Hotel in Cleveland by Urban Retreat and is ranked in the top 25 US Hotels by Tripadvisor.com and Insiders Select…

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December 21st, 2012

History

A Brief History of Cleveland Cleveland was founded in 1796, when a survey party from the Connecticut Land Company arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga to map out the so-called Western Reserve, a 3-million-acre tract to which the company had recently purchased title. The city was named after the leader of the party, Moses…

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December 21st, 2012

Events

Special Events Opening Plenary and Reception Our annual meeting will kick off with a joint three-society plenary session, “Dealing with Disasters: Perspectives on Fukushima from the History and Social Studies of Science and Technology,” on Thursday night ay 6:00 pm in the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Following the plenary, the action moves to the Great Lakes…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Beyond SHOT

Cleveland Beyond SHOT When in 2007 The Economist rated Cleveland (tied with Pittsburgh) as the most livable city in the United States, some Americans were surprised, but long-time residents of the city were not.  Many who live here–especially in beautiful inner-ring suburbs like Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, and Lakewood–regard the city and its environs as…

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December 21st, 2012

Cleveland Meeting Overview

SHOT 2011 Cleveland, 3-6 November A visit to Cleveland for SHOT 2011 means returning to the Society’s roots. SHOT was founded by Mel Kranzberg in 1958 when he was a faculty member at what was then Case Institute of Technology and now Case Western Reserve University, our local host. Now, fifty-three years later, SHOT is…

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