Science, Technology and Society Initiative

Science, Technology and Society Initiative

The Science, Technology and Society Initiative (STS) was established to advance multidisciplinary collaborative research across the social, natural, and physical sciences, engineering, and public policy. The Initiative also provides a forum for discussion of emerging global as well as local issues in science, technology and society. Our external partners include national and international university-based and other research centers and institutes, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and civil society groups. This diverse network of partners ensures a translation of research questions and findings across boundaries, builds public understanding of science and technology research conducted at UMass Amherst, and extends theory to influence emerging public policy. [Read more here]

Community Collaborators & Partners


Browse the Science, Technology and Society Initiative Collections:

eRulemaking Research Group

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering

Rural Broadband Research Group

Schweik Open Source Project

Societal Implications of Nanotechnology

The Journal of Information Technology and Politics Annual Conference