Jacqueline Boytim

Jacqueline Boytim was the manager of creative projects at the Institute until January 2023. She worked with colleagues to bring perspectives and insights from humanities research into public conversations around science and society.

Jacqueline also worked with senior managers on leading a multiyear, cross-departmental project exploring the life and enduring legacy of 20th-century chemist and entrepreneur Arnold Beckman. The project used STS methods to examine the everyday practices and social and historical contexts of science that Beckman cultivated; this approach shed light on underexplored dimensions of Beckman’s historical significance and created entry points for others to explore with us.

Jacqueline studied science, technology, and society at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Zenith Royal M transistor hearing aid

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