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.
12/18/2020: Digging Deep into North American Metals Mining
2/2/2021: Rare Earths for the Common People
2/10/2021: Not All Farming Happens on a Farm
STS In The News
Washington Post: The history of using computers to distribute benefits like Biden’s relief checks, by Marc Aidinoff, HASTS graduate student
Mar 10, 2021
Just published! The Empathy Diaries, by Prof. Sherry Turkle
Mar 3, 2021
Truth, Beauty, Science.
April 23, 2021, 9:35 am / by Susan Cosier
April 22, 2021, 9:01 am / by Irineo Cabreros
April 21, 2021, 9:45 am / by Miranda Weiss
April 20, 2021, 12:10 pm / by Sara Talpos
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.