Department of Science, Technology, and Society
The graduate program in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech prepares students to be productive and publicly engaged scholars, advancing research and making a difference. This program — administered by the Department of Science, Technology, and Society — has two locations that share faculty and a common curriculum. Some courses are teleconferenced across campuses. Both locations offer the master’s in science (M.S.) and the Ph.D.
The Department also offers a set of undergraduate minors and courses that can provide a supplement to a range of majors from across the University for students who are looking to engage with the social context and relevance of science and technology.
NEWS AND STORIES SPOTLIGHT
Article ItemElevating the humanities: Humanities Week slated for Feb. 20-24 , article
Virginia Tech will hold the second-annual Humanities Week Feb. 20-24. This year's event will focus on the intersection of technology and the humanities.
Article ItemVirginia Tech students to help Kentucky county hit hard by destructive flooding , article
As part of a Societal Health course, students will travel to Letcher County, Kentucky Sept. 2-4 to muck out houses, prepare food, organize supplies, and assist with a benefit concert for flood relief. They are raising money to buy supplies to help the community.
Article ItemWant to colonize Mars? Talk to this outer space anthropologist first , article
Ripped from the pages of sci-fi novels, the future of humanity could exist beyond Earth. But first, Savannah Mandel would like a word.
Article ItemEight faculty to research Juneteenth themes as part of annual scholars program , article
The program supports faculty whose research aligns with the Juneteenth holiday’s themes, such as resistance to systems of oppression, emancipation movements, and institutional racism.
Article ItemGraduate students to present projects aimed at improving inclusion and diversity , article
Twelve students from across Virginia Tech’s colleges and campuses developed projects that highlighted diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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