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  • Home | Science, Technology, and Society
    major at Stanford to offer both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree STS majors develop depth within two or three fields of study while fostering a broad understanding of the technical and social dimensions of science and technology Learn more Major in STS Prospective Students Six Steps to Majoring FAQs Current Majors Core Requirements Thematic Concentrations Honors Forms B A Form new B S Form new Course Change Request Course Nomination Form Course Petition Form STS News and Events Majors Night 2014 Wednesday October 1 2014 7 00pm 9 00pm Location Paul Brest Hall Map STS Junior Honors Info Session Wednesday October 15 2014 6 00pm 7 30pm Location Building 200 Room 217 STS Alumni Networking Dinner Tuesday November 11 2014 6 30pm 8 30pm Location Tressider Oak West RSVP STS Prospective Majors Dinner Tuesday January 27 2015 6 30pm 7 30pm Location 380 380F in the basement STS Roundtable Articulating your Major Tuesday February 24 2015 7 00pm 8 30pm Location Black Community Service Center Map STS Senior Dinner Wednesday May 27 2015 5 30pm 8 00pm Location Holland Yates Residence More News and Events Student Spotlight Nikita Desai Class of 2015 Read more about this

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  • About Us | Science, Technology, and Society
    and Bachelor of Science degree STS majors develop depth within two or three fields of study while fostering a broad understanding of the technical and social dimensions of science and technology The current curriculum includes a focused core as well as five thematic concentration areas Students also have the opportunity to pursue research in affiliated labs and through the honors program to network with alumni and to take innovative project based courses STS provides an arena for dialogue among students of engineering humanities the natural sciences and the social sciences a common ground where ideas that transcend the divisions between fields are not merely envisioned but practiced Founded in 1971 the Program is among the oldest of such programs in the United States Graduates of STS have entered distinguished graduate programs such as Harvard s John F Kennedy School of Government MIT s Technology and Policy Program Stanford s Graduate School of Business and top ranked doctoral programs around the world STS alumni have forged successful careers in a variety of fields including business engineering law public service medicine and academia For further information about the program see our contact information to the right and FAQs CONTACT US Program in

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  • People | Science, Technology, and Society
    CONTACT US Program in Science Technology and Society Building 200 room 19 Stanford CA 94305 Telephone 650 723 2565 Fax 650 725 5389 About Us From the Director What is STS Contact Us History of the Program People Faculty Staff Peer Advisors Alumni STS Faculty Fellows Program Major in STS Six Steps Core Requirements Concentration Areas Honors Forms Policies FAQs Beyond the Classroom Careers for STS Majors Labs Internships STS

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  • Major in STS | Science, Technology, and Society
    Society 2 Innovation Technology and Organizations 3 Environment and Sustainability 4 Life Sciences and Biotechnology and 5 Policy Security and Technology There is also the option of a self designed concentration which requires a substantial proposal Learn more Concentration areas Six Steps to Major in STS Explore Complete Form Meet with Peer Advisor Make an Appointment to Declare Wait for Approval Meet with Faculty Advisor Update Course Plan as needed Advising We are fortunate to have both an exceptional program staff and involved affiliated faculty group who help to foster a student culture of collaboration idea testing and networking STS offers an advising program that includes faculty staff and peer advisors Majors are assigned to a faculty advisor from the group of nearly 30 STS affiliated faculty members The faculty advisor helps students to identify the core questions driving their interests in the field of STS and to draw together a set of courses from the Program s list of offerings that help them pursue those questions with care Honors The innovative research projects carried out by STS honors students since the Program was launched represent meaningful achievements Not only do honors students become experts in a specialized field of interest but the honors designation signifies intellectual rigor and a demonstrated ability to pursue original research These skills are broadly marketable outside of the specific area of expertise and serve individuals well upon graduating from Stanford Learn more Forms Policies STS is a vibrant field of research and teaching with academic programs around the country The Program in Science Technology and Society STS which began at Stanford in 1971 aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science technology and the social world What is STS Questions Stop by during Peer Advisor

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  • Beyond the Classroom | Science, Technology, and Society
    impact of science and technology on society It aims to unite the sciences humanities and engineering disciplines in the pursuit of an intellectual community that cares about what scientific and technological change means for the present the future and more broadly the human condition Learn more STS Writing Excellent communication is valuable in any field in an interdisciplinary program it has an added specificity to allow engineers to speak with policy makers and code designers to confer with ethicists In the bigger picture it allows its practitioners to make these cross pollinations fruitful to connect different areas of study in productive and innovative projects without losing coherence specificity or depth Learn more Careers for STS Majors The STS major provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers Graduates of STS have entered distinguished graduate programs such as Harvard s John F Kennedy School of Government MIT s Technology and Policy Program Stanford s Graduate School of Business and top ranked doctoral programs around the world STS alumni have forged successful careers in a variety of fields including business engineering law public service medicine and academia Learn more STS Intersect Intersect is an international Science Technology and Society peer reviewed research

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  • News & Events | Science, Technology, and Society
    17 2015 Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research SUPER Tuesday February 17 2015 Green Corps 2015 16 Opportunity Tuesday February 17 2015 New Special Program Opportunity Real World Field Research in Mexico Tuesday February 17 2015 More News STS Wire Newsletter Current Issue NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES May 18 2015 May 12 2015 May 4 2015 April 27 2015 April 20 2015 April 13 2015 April 6 2015 March 30 2015 March

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  • Concentration Areas (50+ units) | Science, Technology, and Society
    Undergraduate Advisor Bachelor of Arts Degree B A Students Take 50 units in a single concentration area All courses must be chosen from the list of approved courses for student s concentration course lists are available online or from the STS Office B A students are required to take at least 8 classes from the social science and or humanities course menus and at least 4 classes from the science and engineering course menus Social science humanities courses should include a sequence of courses that build on one another and address each of the dimensions of the concentration and science and engineering courses should include a sequence of technical courses that build on one another Bachelor of Science Degree B S Students Take 50 units in a single concentration area All courses must be chosen from the list of approved courses for student s concentration course lists are available online or from the STS Office B S students are required to take at least 8 classes from the science and engineering course menu and at least 4 classes from social science and or humanities course menus Science and engineering courses should include one or two sequences of technical courses that build on one another Social science and humanities courses should engage with key STS ideas and analytical approaches STS Concentration Areas Overview Information Technology Media Society Innovation Technology Organizations Environment Sustainability Life Sciences Biotechnology Policy Security Technology Self Designed Concentration Students interested in designing their own concentration must have their proposal approved by the associate director in a timely manner A proposal 5 to 10 pages should describe your intellectual objectives in detail explain why a self designed concentration is the optimal way to pursue these objectives as opposed to the five STS concentrations or other majors at Stanford and list at least 12 courses and 50 units that comprise the plan of study B A students must include at least 8 courses from the humanities and or social sciences and at least 4 courses from science and or engineering while B S students must include at least 8 courses from science and or engineering and at least 4 courses from the humanities and or social sciences These courses should be clearly related to the intellectual objectives of the concentration and should include sequences of classes that build on one another Students with a self designed concentration must fulfill the same core requirements as other STS students Please note that the approval of a self designed concentration often requires multiple meetings with the associate director and could take several weeks Interested students should take the following steps Talk to a peer advisor during their office hours Carefully examine the examples of approved self designed proposals on file in the STS office This will help you familiarize yourself with what is possible and expected in this unique option for concentration Prepare a paragraph that describes your academic interests and a list of courses you plan to take This list should a

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  • Honors in STS | Science, Technology, and Society
    STS majors to apply for admission to its Honors Program The innovative research projects carried out by STS honors students since the program was launched in 1978 represent meaningful achievements for their authors and academic advisers Honors projects have also served students well after graduation providing a springboard for graduate studies and for careers in fields such as information technology entrepreneurship finance public policy media education law medicine and the nonprofit sector Not only do honors students become experts in a specialized field of interest but the honors designation signifies intellectual rigor and a demonstrated ability to pursue original research These skills are broadly marketable even outside of the specific area of expertise and serve individuals well upon graduating from college An STS honors thesis tackles a significant problem or question related to a particular area of STS To develop the thesis students develop research methods drawn from one or more of the disciplines that shape STS Past honors projects are on file in the STS Office Download Honors Information Application Form About Us From the Director What is STS Contact Us History of the Program People Faculty Staff Peer Advisors Alumni STS Faculty Fellows Program Major in STS Six

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