DTS is a transdisciplinary department. Our research and teaching are focused on 4 Smarts: Smart Communities, Smart Development, Smart Education, and Smart Ethics. The faculty and students of the Department of Technology and Society (DTS) are comfortable with technical formulas and social science methodologies yet are trained to reach FAR BEYOND engineering. We combine engineering with the humanities and liberal arts. We face the societal and environmental challenges of advanced and emerging countries. Our graduates become smart managers of technological systems. They have learned to apply the knowledge of an engineering discipline, computer science for example, not only in businesses and industries, but also to the betterment of human societies and the maintenance of a healthy planet.
Automotive Ethics 2.0
See Professor Schäfer's presentation from December 11, 2019.
Toward Inclusive Innovation
Good article about Professor Woodson's research into NSF funded research.
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
Professor Wolf Schäfer argues for a computational ethics in his Global Forum presentation about the design of moral machines... Read More
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
Fall 2019 DTS Faculty Grants
- $4.2 million for Dr. Tonjes from NY State Department of Environmental Conservation,
- $275,000 for Dr. Woodson from NSF,
- $175,000 for Dr. Hewitt from Environmental Research and Education Foundation.
- $120,000 for Dr. He from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NSF, and industry combined.
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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.
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
NSF Data Science Workshop
January 9-10, 2020: Data Science Across the Undergraduate Curriculum
1. Undergraduate Data Science Education.
2. Data Science for Clean Energy.
3. Data Science for Urban Sustainability.
4. Ethics in Data Science.
Fall 2019 Lectures
- Life Cycle Analysis (Sept. 18, Prof. Tonjes),
- Alternative Approaches to Engineering Education (October 9, Prof. Bugallo)
- NSF's Broader Impact Criterion (November 13, Prof. Woodson)
- Automotive Ethics 2.0 (December 11, Prof. Schäfer)
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See Lectures Poster
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