2017 Annual meeting and speaker program


SAA Annual Meeting, Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd
Portland , OR 97232
United States
Meeting Date(s): 
July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

The Science, Technology, and Health Care Section (STHC) annual meeting will be held in room Room Oregon BR 201 of the Oregon Convention Center (Portland, Ore.).  The meeting will include discussion of ongoing projects, such as the MHL/AAHM initiatives and the Unsung Heroes of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Health Care. A program will also feature lightning talks about collecting STEM and health care holdings and using them for classes and cross-disciplinary research. While these collections are often seen as different from those focusing on the humanities, the speakers will talk about how such collections are more alike than meets the eye.  

Topics covered in the lightning talks will include an interdisciplinary intersection between zoological health collections and faculty in landscape architecture, a psychiatrist's archive documenting alternative sexualities in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, and the collection of records from the dispersed offices of the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension and the UC Natural Reserve System. The individual presentations are:

Presenter: Eli Brown, North Carolina State University Libraries

Topic: What do Zoological Health, Landscape Architecture, and Nixon's Foreign Policy have in Common for Teaching and Outreach?

Presenter: Robert Franklin, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Topic: Boron but not Boring: Engaging Humanities and STEM Students with the Legacy of Nuclear Materials Production and Waste

Presenter: Emily Lin, University of California-Merced Library 

Topic: Preserving Agricultural and Ecological Sciences: Inventing archives for dispersed research collections in California

Presenter: Stephen E. Novak, Columbia University Medical Center 

Topic: The Ethel S. Person Papers: A Window into Alternative Sexual Behaviors in 1960-1970s America

Presenter: Ludmila (Mila) Pollock, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives, NY

Topic: Biology at the Crossroads: Convening the Pioneers and Contributors of Influential Fields in the Life Sciences to Capture their History

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