TIMELINE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS: STUDENT PERCEPTIONS VS. THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF SCIENCE. METHODOLOGY OF DISCREPANCY ELIMINATION AT THE MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE (MEC)
The present paper will address the following problems:
- The timeline of scientific and technological achievements of the mankind in the last 250 years as conceived by an average MEC student compared to the historiographical representation of these developments (based on the survey conducted among the students of several classes).
- Collection development approaches for the Museum of Technology and History of Science at Medgar Evers College (CUNY).
- Advances to functional refurbishment of exhibits and the creation of working samples / videos / animations illustrating their use and operation, with a list of necessary technical means.
- Collecting interdisciplinary information for the re-creation of the integrated research and development environment in the historiographical and geographical space.
- Possible ways to use the Museum for ensuring student systematic understanding of the world of physical realities and the world of technological advancements associated with it.
- The use of the Museum holdings for introducing a concept of a united cycle of natural science research tasks based on interdisciplinary programs of museum activities: Mathematics—Physics—Computing—Telecommunications— Statistics —Sociology— Biology—Chemistry—Molecular Biology—Genetics—Chemical Technology—Pharmaceutics—Botany—Geography— Prognostics— Mathematics .
- Rationale for the proposal of a core interdisciplinary course on the history of technology under the auspices of the Museum of Technology and History of Science and the College Library.
- Prospects for creating Museum branches such as History of Mathematics, History of Physics, History of Chemistry, History of Medicine and Pharmacy, History of Biology.