STS graduate student, Jason Ludwig, recognized as one of Dean's Scholars
Roger Ludwig
Examining scientific and technological practice and use


The expertise of the department faculty ranges from the Scientific Revolution of 16th and 17th century Europe to contemporary science and technology both in the U.S. and abroad. Research and teaching examine scientific and technological practice and use, with special concern for the roles played by legal and political institutions, gender, religion, and the social dynamics of scientific communities. 

Science Studies Reading Group

Research Resources

Faculty and students draw on the university’s superb library resources, which also offer an excellent set of electronic connections to resources beyond Cornell. All of this research activity is reflected in the S&TS teaching program, as evidenced in the wide array of courses available to graduate and undergraduate students. The Department’s undergraduate curriculum offers graduate students excellent opportunities for honing their teaching skills, thus developing an increasingly important professional competence

The Science Studies Reading Group (SSRG) meets weekly to provide a forum for faculty and graduate students to discuss their work. Click here to browse the schedule of upcoming SSRG sessions.


Prospective Student Info Session On Equity and Justice Nov. 2

Join faculty and graduate students on November 2nd, 2022 at 11 am EST on Zoom for a hour-long info session on the STS department’s strategy for Equity and Justice. Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear about Cornell’s and the department’s current position and actions towards diversity, equity, and justice and ask questions to graduate students from the program. Read more about the department’s statement here (


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