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Virtual Commencment of the Technology & Society Class of 2020


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.  

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



Newsworthy Publication:
Dr. Gang He
et al. on the promising decrease in renewable energy costs in Nature Communications, May 2020 .

New DTS Faculty Award:
Dr. Thomas Woodson won the  Mid-Career Faculty Diversity Award (Spring 2020).

Todd Pittinsky and Daniel Rozell, an early graduate of our doctoral program, published two new books:

Fall 2019 DTS Faculty Grants

Click the bullet points above for details.

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




Spring 2020 Lectures 
Wed. 1PM - 2:20PM
Old Computer Science, Room 1310

The Look of the Book: Literature, Cover Design, and the Digital Revolution (February 26th, Prof. Alworth)
Making it Real: Using Technology to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences (March 25th, Prof. Scarlatos)
Modeling the Drivers of Clean Power Transition (April 15th, Prof. He)
The Future of Water-Energy-Food-Nexus Security in sub-Saharan Africa (May 6th, Prof. Apeaning

NSF Data Science Workshop
January 9-10, 2020: Data Science Across the Undergraduate Curriculum

Four Sessions

  • Undergraduate Data Science Education
  • Data Science for Clean Energy
  • Data Science for Urban Sustainability
  • Ethics in Data Science

Fall 2019 Lectures
Wed. 1PM -  2:20PM
Old Computer Science, Room 1310

Life Cycle Analysis (Sept. 18, Prof.  Tonjes),

Click the titles above to see a video recording. 
See Lectures Poster