Email email@example.com, and provide the following information:
To become a stsing working group, you need at least one member of stsing. As stsing working groups, we welcome either existing groups that are eager to open themselves to the wider stsing community, or newly created issue-based, cross-university and cross-disciplinary assemblies that strive after institutional support. As such, stsing explicitly encourages individual initiatives in making their case in order to form new groups, and connect with interested scholars and potential collaborators. Working groups can be purely or partially non-academic.
If you became interested and want to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a 50-70 word description of your purpose, concern or form for the stsing website. You can present as much and as detailed information as you like. However, we would encourage you to provide as least some structural information, e.g. a group name, contact address, some topical keywords and, if you are already at work, some info about how you organize and a photo.
Most importantly, your group and your research become visible within the yet-to-be-defined landscape of national science and technology studies. As such, your group is featured on the stsing website as a central overview of STS research that allows work groups to reference their work to attend funds or serve internal reviews beyond publication counts. Further, since the association aims to support the representation of the national STS community, your efforts will become part of stsing's internal and external profile and thereby its events, publications and publicities.
Second, your group receives a channel on stsing’s communication platform Matterrmost which can be used to get in touch with other STS scholars to keep your group dynamic and accessible. Further, Mattermost is used to discuss the paths of the association, share job and funding opportunities or organize regional events. The channel will be named after your working group (adding “wg” or “working group” in the title)