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The Department of Technology and Society (T&S), one of nine 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.

Technology and Society supports the 2016 Advanced Energy Conference

Technology and Society supported the 9th event in the Advanced Energy Conference series. This national and international conference hosted over 1,400 people at the Javits Center in New York City, April 20-22, 2016 to explore topics in power market redesign, lessons in nuclear safety, and energy policy, among themes.

STEM Smart featured by Provost's Office

STEM Smart, the umbrella program for an array of diversity/opportunity programs in our Department of Technology and Society, is being featured in the diversity area of the Provost Website. Read more here.

Recent Publications

Congratulations to Professor Todd Pittinsky on his recent article publication in the Harvard Business Review Online ( The article, discussing Silicon Valley and its diversity problem, is available here.

"COOL Projects" in EST 204, Modern Digital Tech Infrastructure

Professor David Ecker introduces "COOL Projects," helping students develop their own inventions to solve every day problems. Read more here.

Featured Alumni

Shashank Gouri and Logan Cohen are among our newest graduates. To read more about them, click here.

Establishment of the David L. Ferguson Merit Award

Congratulations to Distinguished Service Professor and Department Chair, David L. Ferguson. In honor of Professor Ferguson, the Turner Advisory Committee will grant this newly established award to fellowship nominees having an academic and service record deserving of acknowledgement. To read more about the award, or Professor Ferguson, click here.

Graduate Energy and Environmental Systems Spring 2016 Course Flyer Now Available

Our latest course listing for graduate programs in Energy and Environmental systems is now available.

Congratulations to Ph.D. Student Lori Clark on Receiving an EREF Scholarship

Her project "A Novel Treatment to Hydrogen Sulfide Contaminated Landfill Gas" was selected as one of eight awards for 2015. The EREF scholarship program recognizes students with academic excellence, professional involvement and an interest in solid waste management issues at the doctoral and master's levels. Read More