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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. 

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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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, STS needs your support.