Promoting Inter-Disciplinarity

Many of the Fellows of the College research, write, and teach in an area called Science, Technology, & Society (STS), which seeks to explain how society, culture, and history, among other factors, are bound up in the practice of science, technology, and medicine. This is the ultimate inter-disciplinary project, as it seeks to bridge a largely imaginary “gap” restricting our sense of who we are as individuals and societies, which limits our ability to overcome problems.

Tembusu Hosts the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

Tembusu Hosts the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

Radiation and Society Module Visits Malaysian Nuclear Reactor

Radiation and Society Module Visits Malaysian Nuclear Reactor

Tembusu Exhibits at the ArtScience Museum

Tembusu Exhibits at the ArtScience Museum

Tembusu STS Seminar: Associate Professor Axel Gelfert

Tembusu STS Seminar: Associate Professor Axel Gelfert

Tembusu STS Seminar: Dr Ericka Johnsonws

Tembusu STS Seminar: Dr Ericka Johnsonws

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.