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The Department of Technology and Society mourns the death of Professor David L. Ferguson, its chairman from 2002 to 2017. We are deeply affected by his sudden absence. The unexpected loss of Dave’s uplifting presence is unfathomable for DTS students, staff, and colleagues, family and friends, as well as numerous other people Dave’s life and work has touched near and far. Michael Bernstein, interim President of Stony Brook University, acknowledged Professor Ferguson’s service and contributions for the entire SBU community in the following message.


Planetary Health
Professor Thomas Woodson links planetary health to "inclusive innovation"... Read More

Professor Elizabeth Hewitt links resilience as well as resilience research and efforts to the health of both the planet and its people... Read More

Ethical AI?
Professor Wolf Schäfer argues for a computational ethics in his Global Forum presentation about the design of moral machines...  Read More

Global Engineering
Professor Gang He  discusses the intersection of global engineering, human happiness, and Earth as humanity's home and still the only known livable planet...    Read More



Lori Scarlatos' CyberMiSTS Project Showcase
Dr. Lori Scarlatos and Laurin Buchanan's CyberMiSTS Project wins the Facilitators Award in NSF STEM For All Video Showcase.  You can find the video and discussions here.

Professor Hewitt et al. Publish New Report on Green Building Features
The publication explores the benefits of "green" building features in how they contribute to the resiliency of a building in disruptive conditions (i.e. a hurricane). The publication can be found here and is available for download until the end of May.

DTS Creates 2 Innovative VIP Teams: 
Automotive Ethics (Prof. Schäfer)

Long Island Waste Management (Prof. Tonjes)

Professor Woodson Testifies at Congressional Briefing 
On April 30, 2019, Professor Woodson testified at a Congressional briefing on the Burn Pits crisis facing our troops and veterans. Learn more about this issue here.

New Collaborative Paper Published
Dr. Gang He, and DTS visiting scholar, Dr. Hongtao Bai, have published: Mapping inter-industrial CO2 flows within China.

New Collaborative Paper Published
DTS post-doc Jean Léon Boucher together with DTS faculty Drs. Kathleen Araújo and Elizabeth Hewitt published Do education and income drive energy audits? A socio-spatial analysis of New York State.  

Technology and Society Students Develop WolfieMetrics
Undergraduate students work with Stony Brook Athletics to develop WolfieMetrics, an exciting new application that will revolutionize student-athlete workouts. Read More




GLOBAL FORUM "Engineering Planetary Health" (5 December 2018, moderated by Wolf Schäfer)

The challenge of planetary health: Global human health has improved in the last decades, whereas the health of our planet has declined... See Poster

GLOBAL FORUM "Ethical AI? The Design of Moral Machines"  (7 November 2018)

Our technocivilization needs a computational ethics, and it needs it fast... See Poster

GLOBAL FORUM  "Global Engineering – How to Deliver Far Beyond Engineering"   (7 March 2018)

DTS on the road towards a cooperative culture of engineering... See Poster