The Department of Science, Technology, and Society offers coursework and programs that bridge the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering to provide a better understanding of the ways in which these fields are mutually interacting forces in our world. The department teaches how to analyze the socio-cultural, historical, political, economic, environmental, ethical, scientific, and/or technological factors that impact the ways in which we live, as well as how these forces impact one other. We are motivated by the belief that understanding science and technology, past and present, is both socially important and intellectually challenging.
Science, Technology, and Society courses
minors: science, technology, and society; and environmental studies
immersions: science, technology, and society; and environmental studies
Guest essay co-authored by Kaitlin Stack Whitney, visiting assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, published in American Scientist.
Shipwrecks, invasive species and industrial production are just a few topics of Lake Ontario researched by RIT students, with their findings on display until mid-May at the Port of Rochester terminal building.