Awards for WTMC and members of WTMC

At the EASST/4S Conference held in Barcelona in early September, the work of WTMC and its members was recognised in different ways.

The inaugural 4S Infrastructure Award comes to WTMC as a whole. This is a new award, to recognise the work done to promote the field. The committee congratulates the many people who have contributed to WTMC over the past 30 years. This is in recognition not only for what WTMC has done for Dutch STS scholarship but also our contribution to the field internationally.

The 2016 4S Mentoring Award goes to Arie Rip for his incredible dedication to his PhD students and other colleagues, providing detailed advice, feedback and wise counsel.

The full citations from both committees can be found here:

EASST also gives prizes. ‘The Leiden Manifesto by Diana Hicks, Paul Wouters, Ludo Waltman, Sarah de Rijcke and Ismael Rafols was awarded the Ziman Prize, given for ‘a significant innovative cooperation in a venture to promote public interaction with science and technology’. ‘The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics’, originally published in Nature in 2015, provides 10 principles for guiding research evaluation. The Manifesto is not only a Nature article but also a website (where you can find the Manifesto translated into 12 languages), a video, and a blog.

The Freeman Award for ‘a publication which is a significant collective contribution to the interaction of science and technology studies with the study of innovation’ was given to The New Production of Users, edited by Sampsa Hyysalo, Torben Elgaard Jenssen and Nelly Oudshoorn. The full citations for the awards will soon be on the EASST website.