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.

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The STS Colloquia are a core activity of the STS Program and the HASTS doctoral program. All Colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. on Mondays throughout the academic year, at MIT in Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive, unless otherwise indicated.

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Faculty Spotlight on John Durant

John Durant came to MIT in July 2005, to take up a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the STS Program and Director of the MIT Museum. His earlier research was in the history of evolutionary and behavioral biology, with special reference to debates about animal nature and human nature in the late-19th and 20th centuries.

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Breaking News

Breaking news, brisk analysis, and reader discussions at the intersection of science and society.


Truth, Beauty, Science.

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Chemistry Lessons

After the Oxbow

Trump Warms to Health Insurance for All

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NATURE/OPINION: 11 November 2016 What scientists should focus on — and fear — under Trump Nine experts reflect on where researchers should direct their efforts during the next US administration. How…

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The leading fellowship program for science and technology journalists in the world.


With the Anthropology Program and History Faculty, STS offers a Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS).