The programs in Science, Technology and Society (STS) enable undergraduates to identify and analyze ways that science, technology and society shape each other.
Our two programs are sponsored by the Clark School of Engineering Non-engineering students form a significant part of our interdisciplinary community. Coursework emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary modes of inquiry to creating new scientific knowledge and technologies, and to understanding the social benefits that flow from them.
Coursework also cultivates students' abilities to communicate orally and in writing, so that they are able to persuade and educate others. Through field trips and researcher interviews, the programs engage students in active learning techniques to cultivate their interests and explore careers.
STS Camping Trip - March 30 - April 1, 2012
Interested? Check back for details and registration. 48 Hours of camping, canoeing, cycling and kayaking at Wye Island on the Eastern Shore. All meals, equipment and transportation provided with skilled counselors from the Outdoor Recreation Center. $35 student co-pay requested to defray 25% of the cost. All STS students welcome to participate, from any class!
Volunteering - Spring 2012
THROUGH the STS Programs -- Anyone with a UID is welcome to register for service with STS to support an array of STEM-related events in the greater Washington, DC, area. Please click through for events and dates, and Email Dr. Mendelsohn for details.
FOR the Scholars STS Program -- Alumni! Please consider registering to volunteer at the Scholars Spring Open House events on the following Fridays at 11:30am-3:00pm: March 2 & 30; April 6 & 20.
Internship Award - Summer 2012
Guidelines for competing for the Charles D. Striffler Internship award of $1,500 will be posted soon. The 2011 award went to Ruth Ludlum, who earned the College Park Scholars citation in STS last spring. Read about Ruth's research.
This website is about the TWO (2) STS programs:
- Freshmen & sophomores participating in the College Park Scholars living learning program who pursue a Citation in Science, Technology and Society
- Any undergraduate student may join the University Certificate program in Science, Technology and Society.