About STS

The intellectual roots of STS lie in the history, philosophy, and social study of science and technology, an arena where often-controversial issues and choices interface with values and influence public policy. STS prepares students to understand both the technical and social dimensions of science and technology, helps them become more thoughtful and better-informed citizens of our high-tech society, and develops their critical interdisciplinary thinking, research, and communication skills. Students flourish intellectually in an environment where critical questioning is encouraged and opportunities for research are abundant.  The STS program maintains a full slate of guest speakers, often co-sponsored by other departments, for the benefit of students and the larger community.

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