Addressing the need to for a constructive and cross-disciplinary space to study and reflect on the societal implications of new technologies, Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship around computing & Engineering (GEESE) aims to develop community among graduate students and postdocs interested in working at the intersection between engineering, the social sciences, and humanities. The group aims to (1) stimulate cross-disciplinary debate, scholarship and collaboration, (2) develop cross-disciplinary thought around new technologies and their societal/political implications, and (3) promote critical thinking, responsibility and engaged scholarship in engineering curricula. GEESE will start building community in Spring 2018 through various roundtables, seminars and social gatherings. We invite anyone interested to be involved or follow us to join our mailing list by contacting the GEESE organizing team.
With my peers Daniel Aranki, Jaime F. Fisac and Cathy Wu, I held a reading and discussion group in Summer of 2015 on the social implicaitons of automation. We materialized our insights and questions in a feature article for the Berkeley Science Review, titled Automating Us - the entanglement of people and machines. You can reach out to all of us with comments and ideas via firstname.lastname@example.org.
EECS Peers is a student-run resource for grad students dealing with the various challenges and struggles of grad school. If you’re looking for someone to talk to or could use the perspective of an older grad student, we provide a listening ear.