EE 310 seminar, March 7, 2006
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EE 310 Seminar
Date: March 7, 2006
Time: 4:15pm - 5:05 pm
Place: Hewlett 102
"Why your mother worries about what you do: the emerging public
dialogue over nanotechnology"
Contributing Editor, Forbes magazine
The term "nanotechnology" pops up regularly in news stories these
days-sometimes deservedly and sometimes not. This talk will review
the stories and issues that are shaping the public dialogue about
nanotechnology-from scare-monger stories (Michael Crichton's "Prey"
and Bill Joy's infamous piece in Wired magazine), to stock pickers'
erratic enthusiasm for "nano," to government investments in nanotech
research, to the recent proposals by groups like the Environmental
Defense Fund and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for more
environmental regulation and oversight of nanotechnology.
Elizabeth Corcoran is an award-winning journalist who has covered
technology for more than 15 years. She is currently a Contributing
Editor at Forbes magazine and served as Silicon Valley Bureau Chief
for Forbes from February 1999 through May 2002. Prior to joining
Forbes, Ms. Corcoran was a staff writer for The Washington Post,
responsible for covering Silicon Valley and technology. She has also
served as an editor and writer for Scientific American magazine and
IEEE Spectrum. She has received awards both for news coverage as well
as feature writing and has been named as a "top influencer" for
several years by Marketing Computers Media Report. Elizabeth
frequently moderates panels and is a regular commentator on radio and
TV news programs.
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