Science, technology and Society Programs  



STS students, Ayelen Song and Malick Diarra, helping middle students build robots at College Park Academy. The robotics service learning program is one our most popular initiatives.


The programs in Science, Technology and Society (STS) enable undergraduates to identify and analyze ways that science, technology and society shape each other.

Please see News and Photo Albums for the latest stories and images from 2013!

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.


Internship Award - Summer 2014
Guidelines for competing for the Charles D. Striffler Internship award of $1,500 will be posted soon.  The 2013 award went to Tom Oeste, who earned the College Park Scholars citation in STS last spring. 

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.




STS News

Science, Technology and Society Program Students “Save” an Armory More»

A Billion Holes Can Make a Battery More»

Tropical Tree Fibers Can Hold Battery Power, Say UMD Engineers More»

Upcoming Events

April 1, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Transforming Energy Lecture - Patrick Davis More»

April 22, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Sustainability Workshop - Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate More»


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