Suman Seth speaking in front of STS and BSOC faculty at commencement

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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.

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STS & BSOC Commencement Ceremony

Suman Seth speaking at commencement

The department of Science & Technology Studies and Biology & Society will hold our commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 26, 9:30 a.m. (sharp!) with a reception to follow at the Friedman Wrestling Center on Campus Road.

We will honor all Biology & Society majors from both Arts (BA) and CALS (BS), STS majors (BA), and STS PhD graduates.

Limit 4 guests per graduate, please

The university commencement website can give more information about the university ceremony:

The Department is saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, Trevor Pinch.

Trevor Pinch, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Technology Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16, 2021, after living with cancer for more than four years. He was 69.

Read more here.

Land Acknowledgement:

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' leadership.