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?
Kenneth Keniston, Founder, MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, passed away on February 14, 2020.
STS In The News
“Michael Milken’s Spreadsheets: Computation and Charisma in Finance in the Go-Go ‘80s” by Prof. William Deringer
Aug 26, 2020
Washington Post: A coronavirus vaccine can’t come at the expense of fighting the virus now, by Prof. Robin Scheffler
Jul 24, 2020
Eden Medina Selected as 2020–2021 Radcliffe Institute Fellow
Jul 23, 2020
Truth, Beauty, Science.
September 23, 2020, 5:30 pm / by Hope Reese
September 23, 2020, 2:38 pm / by Jillian Kramer
September 23, 2020, 9:43 am / by Katheryn Houghton
September 22, 2020, 9:30 am / by The Editors
SPECIAL EVENTS and COLLOQUIA
Faculty Spotlight: Kate Brown
Kate Brown’s research interests illuminate the point where history, science, technology and bio-politics converge to create large-scale disasters and modernist wastelands. She has written four books about topics ranging from population politics, linguistic mapping, the production of nuclear weapons and concomitant utopian communities, the health and environmental consequences of nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster to narrative innovations of history writing in the 21st century. She is currently exploring the history of what she calls “plant people:” indigenes, peasants and maverick scientists who understood long before others that plants communicate, have sensory capacities, and possess the capacity for memory and intelligence. She teaches environmental history, Cold War history, and creative non-fiction history writing.