Jerome Whitington, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
At the time of being Convenor, Jerome Whitington was an environmental and political anthropologist at the National University of Singapore. He had a joint appointment with Tembusu College and the Science and Technology Studies cluster of the Asia Research Institute. He formerly held positions at Dartmouth College and the New School University in the United States and lived for six years in Thailand and Laos.
Dr Wen-Ling Hong, Science, Technology and Society (STS) Research Center, College of Engineering, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan
Dr Wen-ling Hong was Director of the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Research Center, College of Engineering, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan; also Ass. Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. She has been involved with STS since 2007 in co-leading an inter-disciplinary STS teaching project in the College of Engineering and Hydrosphere, sponsored by Taiwan’s Advisory Office of the Ministry of Education. Dr. Hong is a council member of the Taiwan STS Association, and leads a sub-project in an integrated STS research about environment impact assessment (ETA) policy in Taiwan. Research interests include gender and technology (especially, women in engineering), public participation on pollution and remediation issues in local communities, engineering education reform, and science and technology communication. In addition to an emphasis on STS in science and medicine, in recent years Taiwan’s STS community has become more involved with environmental issues and public participation, both in academic research and societal participation. There is also keen interest in exploring aboriginal issues related to environment and policy.