Cal Poly STS Program Highlighted in 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science)
With strong support from the dean, as well as a cluster of highly motivated faculty, the early skeleton of an STS program began to emerge. Tapping into areas of already existing faculty expertise, as well as courses already listed in the catalog, four STS minors were proposed and created: Ethics, Public Policy, Science, and Technology (EPPST); Gender, Race, Culture, Science, and Technology (GRCST); Media Arts, Society, and Technology (MAST); and Science and Risk Communication (SRC).
It was only in 2015 that the four minors were offered to students. Now in its second year, the program boasts more than 140 students across the four minors. Although the Cal Poly STS program is off to a great start, there is still much to be done. A new STS culture is beginning to emerge and faculty in other colleges are beginning to notice. Cal Poly is on its way to becoming an institution that educates the future industry leaders in the field of STS - Go Mustangs!
To read the full article on the STS Program at Cal Poly on the 4S website please go HERE.