Science and Technology Studies

Science, technology and society (STS), also referred to as science and technology studies, is the study of how social, political, and cultural values affect scientific research and technological innovation, and how these, in turn, affect society, politics and culture. STS scholars are interested in a variety of problems including the relationships between scientific and technological innovations and society, and the directions and risks of science and technology. More than two dozen universities worldwide offer bachelor's degrees in STS. About half of these also offer Doctoral or Masters degrees. An STS model has been developed by the scholars to consider the internal and external effects. The field of STS is related to history and philosophy of science although with a much broader emphasis on social aspects of science and technology.

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... The Turing Award, the "Nobel Prize of computer science", has been awarded to nine alumni and six past and present full-time faculty ... Alumni have made important contributions to science ... Some have concentrated their studies on the very small universe of atoms and molecules ...
Science And Technology Studies - Further Reading
... Science, Technology, and Society A Sociological Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) ... Construction of Technological Systems New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology Cambridge MA/London MIT Press ... Shaping Technology / Building Society Studies in Sociotechnical Change ...

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