About Us

The Department of Science & Technology Studies (S&TS) at Cornell is concerned with understanding the larger ethical, social, and political dimensions of science-intensive issues. Science and technology are at the core of many of the most important concerns or topics of our day, from the control of military technology, to the ethics of assisted reproduction, to privacy on the Internet. The thread connecting these diverse issues is a shared understanding of science and technology as inherently social activities that are best studied from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Isabel Villanueva

Young Alumni Spotlight: Isabel Villanueva '17

Recent S&TS graduate, Isabel Villanueva, describes how taking STS 2851, Communication, Environment, Science, and Health, solidified her decision to major in STS, with a focus on science communication. Read Isabel's full profile.

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Enongo Lumaba-Kasanongo

Student Spotlight: Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo 

S&TS doctoral candidate and Ithaca native, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, also performs as the rap artist, Sammus. When she's not pursuing her academic focus on gender disparities in digital music networks and the pedagogy of digital music, Enongo performs around the country.

In a January performance at a "Soup and Hope" event on the Cornell campus, she described her personal journey toward authenticity. Read the full story.