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The Department of Technology and Society (T&S), one of eight departments in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, applies concepts and tools drawn from natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences to examine and enhance the relationship between technology and our society, both regionally and globally. These concepts include systems theory, methods and tools for decision making, and science-technology-society (STS) frameworks. In step with the SUNY 2020 initiative to scale the intellectual capacity of the academic community, T&S is deepening its points of focus to center on energy-environmental systems, and engineering & technology workforce policy.

Department of Technology and Society Welcomes New Faculty

Dr. Gang He joined SBU’s Department of Technology and Society as an assistant professor in the Fall 2015 semester. Read More

Elizabeth L. Hewitt, Ph.D. has joined the department of Technology & Society as an assistant professor of energy policy.  Read More

Congratulations to Professor Dwyer on Her Recent Presentation at TEDxSBUWomen

Professor Dwyer presented "Inconvenient Momentum: Let's Get Rational" at the TEDxSBUWomen event on May 28th, 2015.

In this TED talk Dr. Dwyer shares the economic meaning of rational decision-making and explains how it could improve lives, particularly those of women.  She shares the philosophy of economics.  Dr. Dwyer teaches our graduate sequence in economics and public policy.

The presentation is available on YouTube. For more information TEDxSBUWomen, click here.

Department of Technology and Society Co-Sponsers LI MakerFest

The Department of Technology recently co-sponsered LI MakerFest. LI MakerFest focuses on the "celebration of innovation and invention," including robotics and 3D printing. For more information, click here.

Technology, Policy and Innovation Ph.D. Program Celebrates It's First Graduates

The Department of Technology and Society has recently been featured on Stony Brook University's Graduate School website. The TPI program celebrates its first 3 graduates, Sreekanth Mallikarjun (December 2014), Krista Thyberg (May 2015), and Duo Shang (May 2015). To find out more about the program or our recent graduates, click here.