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.


Spring 2015 Graduate Courses with Energy and Environmental Faculty in Technology and Society

  • EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
  • EST 542 - Water and Wastewater Engineering Practices
  • EST 556 - Nuclear Nonproliferation & International Safeguards
  • EST 583 - National Energy Decision-making
  • EST 594 - Diagnosis of Environmental Disputes
  • EST 595 - Principles of Environmental Systems Analysis
  • EST 599 - Next Generation Utility Reform
  • EST 606 - The Economics of Technology, Policy and Innovation
  • EST 610 - Data Analysis

More information, including course descriptions, available here (PDF).


Coming Soon - Nuclear Technology and Society Film Series

The Technology and Society Department will host a film series on the first Fridays of each month in Spring 2015 from 2 to 5 pm. A moderated discussion with experts will follow each movie.

  • February 6, 2015  – China Syndrome, WANG Center
  • March 6, 2015Into Eternity, Location pending
  • April 3, 2015Dr. Strangelove, WANG Center

 More details will follow. For questions, contact Chris Kessler or Kathy Araújo.


New Faculty Search

The Department of Technology and Society is pleased to announce that it is looking to fill a new faculty position in the Energy Policy area. Additional information regarding the position's qualifications, responsibilities, and requirements is available here (PDF), or, to apply online, visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs/ (Ref. #F-9221-14-09). Application review will begin November 1st, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


Photos Courtesy of DOE/NREL and W. Taveras