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Science, Technology, and Society Program (STS)

STS STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program at the University of Michigan stands with the victims of police brutality and white supremacy. We condemn the violence perpetrated against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others and support the Black Lives Matter movement and its allies in the effort to dismantle the structures that have enabled such violence against Black, Native, and Latinx people for centuries. Part of that fight means reckoning with the roles played by science,  technology, and medicine, highlighting the legacies of eugenics, scientific racism, healthcare biases, and environmental injustice, among other abuses, in exposing members of marginalized groups to harm. We commit to antiracism, and support teaching and scholarship that promotes equality and social justice. 
 

Mental Health at MIchigan: An Online Exhibition

The University of Michigan’s approach to mental health offers a unique lens to observe the radical transformations in the student experience. Mental health services have juggled the concerns of students and administrators alike, acting as both catalysts and constraints to progressive change. This project examines a period of flux in the makeup, management, and experience of the student population. During the 1940s and 1950s, the student body expanded and diversified, welcoming students of increasingly varied backgrounds and identities. As these students sought to succeed and fit in, the university administration worked to define precisely what success and conformity meant.

“Mental Health at Michigan” is the latest installment  of Michigan in the World (MITW), a paid undergraduate internship program where students develop online public exhibitions about the history of the University of Michigan and its relationships with the wider world. MITW is coordinated by the U-M History Department in partnership with the Bentley Historical Library and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. 

Created by Sam Franz, Dustin Gladstone, Brooke Reiter, Estrella Salgado, Kia Schwert, Alexander Clayton, Henry Cowles, Cinda Nofziger, Gregory Parker, and Brian Williams.

For undergraduate minor advising during the COVID-19 shutdown, please email Prof. John Carson at jscarson@umich.edu

Science, Technology & Society at the University of Michigan

The U-M Science, Technology & Society Program promotes education and scholarship on the social, political, and cultural dynamics of scientific knowledge, technological change, and medical research and practice. We feature an emphasis on international and global STS issues.

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