October 18, 2018, the humanities and technology seminar focused on 200 years of Frankenstein. The event was a panel that included experts in English (external), Philosophy, and Biomedical Engineering to discuss Frankenstein from different perspectives of humanities and technology. The vast majority of the audience was high school students from local high schools. The students bravely survived a long introduction, and seemed very engaged in the panel, as reflected by excellent questions and student response in the auditorium.
The seminar is not part of CRE and was not funded by CRE. However, it is organized by two CRE members — Franco Delogu and Paul Jaussen. With the help of Sibrina Collins (another CRE member), they invited student from local high school. That was a very different audience from the regular events that we normally have at LTU, and probably four or five years ago the idea to invite them would not have happened. LTU has for many years been disconnected from the local community in which we are located, but we are now starting to see good signs of change. In IE standard, that can probably be considered a second-order transformation.