Oral Exam Scope: Books, media, topics, readings and forum

Media, Topics and Forums that will be covered in the oral exam


Golden Genes:

Panorama: Apples Broken Promises

Apples Broken Promises

Apple’s Broken Promises

Evolving Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Curse?

The Meat Eaters

A Number by Caryl Churchill


The Golem: What You Should Know About Science (Canto Classics) 2nd Edition
by Harry M. Collins and ,Trevor Pinch

STS THX and WFX : Last Reading Assignment

Ethnic Astronomy

STS: Reading Assignment and Group Projects


PH Ethnic Astronomy
Privacy and Gender Issues in the Digital World
Science Business and Politics
— Vaviloff, Lysenko and Stalin
— Production chain of an apple product
— The future of AI
— Mao and the War Against the Four Pests
Science and National Development: Issues
— Dengvaxia
— Mining
— Others


Science Advise Forum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYFLxWorp80


Only one book is needed

1.Dune by Frank Herbert
2.Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
3.The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
4.Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins
5.Propaganda by Edward Bernays
6.Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
7.Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8.I am Legend by Richard Matheson
9.Smaller and Smaller Circles by F,H, Batacan
10.King Solomon s Ring by Konrad Lorenz
11.Concrete Jungle by Upton Sinclair
12. Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimemsions by A. Square (Edwin Abbott Abbott

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STS THX and WFX : Last Reading Assignment

Greetings Fellow Sentients from THX and WFX:

Please reed:

The Golem: What You Should Know About Science (Canto Classics) 2nd Edition
by Harry M. Collins and ,Trevor Pinch

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WFX 2nd Sem 2017-2018 Group Project

WFX Group Project


Grp 1 “Data Augmentation of Wearable Sensor Data for Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring using Convolutional Neural Networks”

Grp2 FOMO, Digital Dementia, and Our Dangerous Experiment

Grp 3 Meet ‘Norman,’ the Darkest, Most Disturbed AI the World Has Ever Seen

Grp 4 The Health Risks of Lead and Cadmium in Foodstuffs for the General Population of Taiwan by Ching-Chang Lee, Han-Ting Huang, Yi-Chen Wu, Ya-Chen Hsu, Yi-Ting Kao and Hsiu-Ling Chen

Grp 5 ?

Grp 6 Politics of Scientific Knowledge

Grp 7 Architecture – How floating architecture can save at risk cities

Grp 8 Sex Differences in Sports Interest and Motivation: An Evolutionary Perspective

Grp 9 Performance indicators for a circular economy: A case study on post-industrial plastic waste (Huysman et al., 2016

Grp 10 A newly discovered prime number makes its debut

Grp 11 Adding Fish Oil to Whey Protein , Leucine, and Carbohydrate Over a Six-Week Supplementation Period Attenuates Muscle Soreness Following Eccentric Exercise in Competitive Soccer Players.

Grp 12 How bilinguals process languange by University of California – Riverside

Grp 13 For health: Scientists found a ‘new organ,’ but it might not be what you’re expecting: The interstitium helps hold our organs together, but it might do more than that.

Grp 14 For animals: Frog skin secretions offer the first ray of hope in a deadly fungal epidemic

Grp 15 ?

Grp 16 Ethics for Robots as Experimental Technologies

Grp 17 Fluorescent Chemosensors as Future Tools for Cancer Biology

Grp 18 Press media reporting effects on risk perceptions and attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) food

Grp 19 A ‘bridge of stars’ connects two of our closest galaxies

Grp 20 Technology-Enhanced Learning in Sports Education Using Clickers: Satisfaction, Performance and Immediacy’

II. Task/Outputs

1 One article about the study
2. For format see the following :

— Grammar, spelling and punctuation – http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide/article/art20130702112133530

— Style — http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism/news-style-guide

— Scientific Notation to be used in citing reference see link —

3. Read and view the following before doing your project :

— WRITING FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE: SCIENCE JOURNALISM – http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/labs/pechenik/documents/scienceJournalism.pdf

— How to write a science news story based on a research paper — https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/28/news-story-research-paper-wellcome-trust-science-writing-prize

— Secret of Good Science Writing (Several articles) https://www.theguardian.com/science/series/secrets-science-writing

— Bill Bryson: ‘Science is fundamentally amazing’ – video

4. The article should be in a word document.and at least 1000 words.
5. One audio or video presentation should accompany the biography. Minimum of 5 minutes and maximum of 15 minutes.
6. Photos properly attributed should also be included
7. The Coordinators will also submit an appraisal spreadsheet of the group members. The appraisal should include contribution of each member and score ( 1 to 25)
8. The group members will also submit an appraisal spreadsheet of the coordinators. The appraisal should include contribution of each member and score ( 1 to 25)
8 The Group Project file is to be submitted on the last day of class saved in a thumb drive. Thumb-drives will be made available.
9. Deadline for the group project is on May 16

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