- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
- Co-Director, Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society
Jameson Wetmore's work combines the fields of science and technology studies, ethics and public policy in order to better understand both the interconnected relationships between technology and society and the forces that change those relationships over time. His research spans a broad array of topics and time periods, but most of it comes back to a recurring question: How do people design and create technological systems, and, in turn, how do these technological systems help to define, reinforce and propagate specific values? For instance, Wetmore has studied how the Old Order Amish regulate the technologies they use in order to strengthen their communities. He has examined the complex systems in place in New Orleans to prevent disasters like Katrina, and he has explored how religious thinkers seek to influence the future of nanoscale research and policy.
As part of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society, Wetmore creates ways for scientists, policymakers, and the general public to think about the ways in which science and technology shape our future. The Center develops science museum programs that examine the social impact of technological decisions, participatory technology assessment workshops to give members of the public an opportunity to debate the social aspects of emerging technologies, and training programs in science policy for scientists and engineers
- PhD, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 2003
- MA, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 2000
- BA, Program of Liberal Studies (conc. in Science, Technology, and Values), University of Notre Dame, 1996
Bernstein, M. J., K. Reifschneider, I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2017. Science outside the lab: Helping graduate students in science and engineering understand the complexities of science policy. Science and Engineering Ethics 23(3):861-882. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-016-9818-6. (link )
Harsh, M., M. J. Bernstein, J. Wetmore, S. Cozzens, T. Woodson and R. Castillo. 2017. Preparing engineers for the challenges of community engagement. European Journal of Engineering Education 42(6):1154-1173. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2016.1270902. (link )
Esbester, M. and J. M. Wetmore. 2015. Introduction: Global perspectives on road safety history. Technology and Culture 56(2):307-319. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2015.0059. (link )
Wetmore, J. M. 2015. Delegating to the automobile: Experimenting with automotive restraints in the 1970s. Technology and Culture 56(2):440-463. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2015.0057. (link )
Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. Nanoethics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )
Fisher, E., C. Selin and J. M. Wetmore eds. 2008. The Yearbook of NanoTechnology in Society: Volume I: Preventing Futures. Springer Science + Business Media B.V. . ISBN: 978-1402084157.
Harsh, M., S. Cozzens, J. M. Wetmore, M. J. Bernstein, R. Castillo, T. Woodson, D. Soumonni and R. Cortes-Lobos. 2014. Postgraduate training as a space to shape the interface between emerging technologies and development: A short course approach. Presentation at the The Closing Conference of the Nanotechnology for Development Conference, 15-17 December 2014, Maastricht, University, Brussels, Belgium.
Benn, T., J. M. Wetmore and I. Bennett. 2009. Nanosilver from socks into wastewater. Experiment Demonstration September 8, at the Nanoethics Graduate Education Symposium and the 1st Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET). U of S Carolina/ U Washington, Seattle, WA.
Benn, T., J. M. Wetmore and I. Bennett. 2009. Nanosilver from socks into wastewater. Experiment Demonstration September 7, at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.