"Science & Technology in the Long 20th Century" Conference, Department of History, Purdue University
This gathering was brain candy for me and a warm welcome to Purdue soon after arriving. On behalf of the History Department, Dr. Mary Mitchell and Dr. Sharra Vostral coordinated a creative intellectual experience by bringing bright minds from across campus, disciplines, and the world together to discuss science and technology. Organizers curated a dynamic conditions for conversation and cross-pollination set over a couple of days focused around a few roundtable themes: Gender, Sport, Environment, Violence, Information and Material World, and Biology. We heard keynotes by Susan Lindee and Sharra Vostral, and enjoyed meals and campus walks together. I didn't know what to expect when preparing my 5min flash presentation for the Gender & STEM roundtable, but found everyone to be engaged and engaging, curious and generative thinkers.