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.
STS In The News
WBUR Radio Boston: Alan Lightman On The Tension (And Commonalities) Between Science And Religion
Jun 7, 2018
WBUR Radio Boston: How Kendall Square Became the Epicenter of the Biotech World, with Phillip Sharp, MIT, and Robin Scheffler, MIT
Jun 7, 2018
2018 Benjamin Siegel Prize Winner: Marion Boulicault
Jun 5, 2018
Truth, Beauty, Science.
July 19, 2018, 10:58 am / by Claudia Dreifus
July 18, 2018, 11:00 am / by James Gaines
July 17, 2018, 10:55 am / by Alexandra Witze, Knowable Magazine
July 16, 2018, 11:04 am / by Nicole Wetsman
SPECIAL EVENTS and COLLOQUIA
SPRING 2018 STS EVENTS
Faculty Spotlight: Dwai Banerjee
Dwaipayan Banerjee is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at MIT. He earned his doctorate in cultural anthropology at NYU and has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College. He also holds an M.Phil and an MA in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. His research is guided by a central theme: how do different kinds of social inequity shape medical, scientific and technological practices? In turn, how do scientific and medical practice ease or sharpen such inequities?