NEWS!

Professors James Malazita and Dean Nieusma win $40,000 NEH grant to explore 3D printing as critical making. See HASS News announcement (March 24, 2016).

STS grad David Banks quoted in Fusion article on democratizing Facebook (October 20, 2015).

Panel at Chapel and Cultural Center Panel: "Changing Global Lifestyles to Save the Planet."

Screening of Professor Igor Vamos' film The Yes Men!, October 2, 2015.

STS grad Brian Callahan on triple helix outreach in the Times Union (May 14, 2015).

RPI STS on Facebook and Linked-In!

Bill McKibben is coming to UAlbany on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 2pm in the PAC Main Theater.

Professor Dean Nieumsa receives the 2014 Darrin Counseling Award.

Earth Week Festival 2014 (run by the STS Department ) has coverage in The Poly (March 19, 2014) and in Inside Rensselaer (April 17, 2014).

EcoEd links RPI faculty and students to K-12 teachers and students. See coverage in Inside Rensselaer (June 6, 2014).

Design for America (DFA) at RPI is hosting a Sunday, January 26, 2014, workshop to jumpstart their collaborative effort with Troy Compost to make composting a more viable waste management solution in Troy. STS Professor Dean Nieusma is DFA's faculty advisor. Updates will be posted here.

Saturday, December 7, 2013, STS (co-term EEVP + DIS) student Adrienne Wilson hosted a fabulous Eco-Princess festival at RPI -- to teach kids that real royalty involves civic responsibility and environmental sustainability. Adrienne organized the festival as part of the internship requirements of her co-term program, which also included her participation in events organizing for RPI's Earth Week festival last spring. Adrienne's own account of her motivation and planning in The Poly. Full coverage in the Time's Union. Event photos in the Times Union, RPI blog, and the Eco-Princess Facebook page.

RPI alum and Audubon New York Director Erin Crotty to speak at RPI, Monday, October 21, 2013, at 4pm, CBIS Auditorium. More....

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4-6pm (DCC 308), the STS department will screen Pandora's Promise as part of its Fall 2013 Sustainability Film Series.
RPI provided a free bus ride to New York City for students interested in attending a Grad Fair on Monday, Sept 16 -- hosted by Idealist, an organization that helps people make the connections needed for "idealist" career pathways. The fair showcased over 200 graduate programs -- in public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, public health, social entrepreneurship, etc.

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 4-6 pm (DCC 308), the STS Department will screen Gasland2.

Jobs for social scientists? The Seattle Times (August 17, 2013) reports that tech companies are showing an increasing interest in their skills.

Fall 2013, STS is offering a new, variable credit course titled Sustainability Practicum.

Professor Abby Kinchy has been elected to serve on the Executive Counsel of the Society for Social Studies of Science, the main professional organization representing STS scholars around the world.

Next generation science standards for K-12 education in the United States – based on a framework developed by the National Research Council – call explicitly for curriculum that advances knowledge of the interconnections between science, technology, society (STS) and the environment.

Rensselaer President Shirley Jackson calls for a clean energy agenda.