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?
MIT News: Remembering Leo Marx
Boston Globe article: Leo Marx, pioneering professor and writer in American studies, dies at 102
Kenneth Keniston, Founder, MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, died on February 14, 2020.
READ MORE: Remembering Kenneth Keniston
STS in the News
STS In The News
In Memoriam: Leo Marx, by Ruth Perry, professor emerita of literature
Apr 26, 2022
Prof. Kate Brown: “One thing nuclear power plants weren’t built to survive: War”, Washington Post
Mar 21, 2022
NIH interview with Prof. Robin Scheffler, National Cancer Act Legacy Still Debated, 50 Years Later
Mar 10, 2022
Truth, Beauty, Science.
May 17, 2022, 9:34 am / by Nora McDonald
May 16, 2022, 9:19 am / by Niranjana Rajalakshmi
May 13, 2022, 8:25 am / by Andru Okun
May 12, 2022, 9:20 am / by Thomas Lewton
2021-22 Arthur Miller Lecture: Prof. Kendall Hoyt, HASTS ’02, Dartmouth College
Faculty Spotlight: David A. Mindell
David A. Mindell, PhD, is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. David has spent twenty-five years researching the myriad relationships between people and machines. He served as an MIT department head for five years, and has led or contributed to more than 25 oceanographic expeditions.