About Us

Science, Technology and Society (STS) began in 2006, with the recognition that the University's wealth of programs and resources -- ranging from the VCU School of Medicine to the School of the Arts to the new Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text -- has made it uniquely positioned to create an interdisciplinary program that integrates medicine, engineering, and science Ph.D. students, as well as science, humanities, and social science undergraduates.

The STS Program's mission is to encourage all members of the VCU community to think broadly about scientific, technological, and medical work -- not just across disciplines but also across C.P. Snow's 'two culture' divide -- through campus and community lectures, coordinated curricular planning, and faculty research and teaching development.