The community of scholars at MIT’s Program on Science, Technology and Society bring methods from the humanities and social sciences to understanding science, technology, and medicine around the world. Our department includes lively undergraduate and graduate programs, and postgraduate training for science and technology journalists.
By bridging humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine, our department seeks to build relationships among colleagues across the Institute in a shared effort to understand the human challenges at the core of the MIT mission.What is STS?
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STS In The News
Merritt Roe Smith, one of four named 2018 MacVicar Fellows
Mar 5, 2018
New book by Will Deringer – “Calculated Values: Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age”
Feb 7, 2018
Truth, Beauty, Science.
March 21, 2018, 9:32 am / by Charles Schmidt
March 20, 2018, 4:53 pm / by Antonio Loro
March 20, 2018, 10:40 am / by Stephanie Wykstra
March 19, 2018, 2:43 pm / by Larry Buhl
Faculty Spotlight: Robin Scheffler
Robin Wolfe Scheffler, Assistant Professor in the Science, Technology, and Society Program, is an historian of the modern biological and biomedical sciences and their intersections with developments in American history. He is currently working on a project that follows the history of cancer virus research in the twentieth century from legislature to laboratory, documenting its origins and impact on the modern biological sciences. His other projects include the history of the biotechnology industry and a chemical biography of dioxins. The common goal of Professor Scheffler’s projects is to understand the mutual influence of science on society and of society on science.