Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society

Jones Seminars cover a wide range of "big picture" topics. PhD student attendance is required and students must also meet before or after each seminar to discuss its topic in more detail, usually having done some supplementary reading.

By also attracting other students as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public, the Seminars prompt a weekly gathering full of lively discussion for the curious-minded.

First created in the 1970s, this seminar series was made possible by an endowment established by Charles C. Jones D'18 Th'19. Originally, the lectures were highly specialized for smaller audiences. Then, in 1998, several doctoral students expressed a desire to help build community by providing more reasons for the School to come together as a whole.

Fridays at 3:30pm
Spanos Auditorium (Room 100), Cummings Hall, unless otherwise noted

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"Special Seminars," are part of the Jones Series but are scheduled at different times.

**NOTE: As a precautionary measure, all Jones Seminars for Spring Term have been cancelled.**

Upcoming Events

**CANCELLED** Jones Seminar: Supporting Knowledge Construction Discourse in Engineering Learning Environments

Kristen Wendell, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University

Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:30–4:30pm

Characterizing the discursive interactions among learners, teachers, and tools when engineering students are engaged productively in the doing of engineering and the building of engineering knowledge and reasoning.

Past Events

View all past Jones Seminars recordings.