STS@VCU welcomes Lee Vinsel (Virginia Tech), who will speak on "The Maintainers: Revaluing Essential Work in an Age of Innovation-Speak" as part of the 2017-18 STS Speaker Series, "Science Fact/ Science Fiction." This event takes place on Wednesday, March 14th at 12 Noon in the VCU Student Commons (907 W. Floyd Ave.), Richmond Salons I & II.
Dr. Vinsel will trace how Americans have talked about maintenance and innovation over the past 70 years. He asks if innovation is being celebrated at the cost of maintenance? Has our esteem for these activities changed over time? And, what do these changes mean for modern engineering and STEM education?