Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) brings together faculty and students who investigate the social dimensions of technology, medicine and science. Faculty in a range of fields — anthropology, criminal justice, history, information sciences, philosophy, political science, public health and sociology — conduct original research on the impact of new technologies, medical categories and scientific knowledge. They also investigate why some technologies or scientific knowledge are adopted while others are not.
Societal Aspects of Energy Infrastructure Expansion – National Science Foundation, Award Abstract #1827464
Our published work includes academic peer-reviewed articles and white papers directed at state and local policy makers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.
Our project team —made up of faculty and students from diverse disciplines across all levels of scholarship— explores energy systems and conducts sociological research on organized labor, using multiple methods including content analysis, in-depth interviews and fieldwork.
Sophomore Kejsi Ruka Goes from STAR Scholar to Award Winner
Global Studies major Kejsi Ruka recently presented her research at the Stanford Student Research Conference, where she was awarded Best Poster in the Qualitative Social Science Research Category. Her conference poster presented her analysis of what unionized energy workers think about energy transitions and the future of energy in the United States.
Junior Victoria Wible Tackles Energy Transitions in Sociology Co-op
Victoria Wible, a sociology major and research assistant on co-op this spring with the Labor and Energy Project at Drexel, presented her research at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Science Conference, organized through Lebanon Valley College.