Ongoing Events


The STS Colloquia

The STS Colloquia are a core activity of the STS Program and the HASTS doctoral program. All colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. on Mondays throughout the academic year, at MIT in Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive, unless otherwise indicated. For further information, contact Gus Zahariadis at 617-253-3452.

Miller Lecture

Each fall the STS Program hosts the Arthur Miller Lecture on Science and Ethics. Funded by the family of MIT alumnus Arthur Miller (B.S., 1934; Ph.D., 1938), this lecture provides an opportunity to present issues of science and ethics to the larger MIT community. For further information, contact Gus Zahariadis at 617 253-3452.

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (formerly Modern Times, Rural Places)

These sessions are from 2:30-4:30 PM in Building E51, Room 095. For more information, contact Margo Collett at This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology,and Society.

Morison Prize Lecture

The family of the late Professor Elting Morison (a founder of the STS Program and a member of the MIT faculty for 35 years) and the Hitchiner Manufacturing Company have endowed the Morison Lecture and Prize in Science, Technology, and Society. The prize is given to a person who embodies the Morison family ideal of combining humanistic values with effectiveness in the world of practical affairs, and in particular, in science and technology.

The Benjamin Siegel Prize

The Benjamin Siegel prize was established in 1990 by family and friends of the late Benjamin Siegel (S.B. 1938, Ph.D.). The Prize of $2500 is awarded to the MIT student submitting the best written work on issues in science, technology, and society. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any school or department of the Institute. Submissions must be a single-authored work of no more than 50 pages written within the last two academic years. Calls for submissions are sent out once a year with a deadline and more specific instructions about formatting. For more information, contact the STS main office at 617-253-4062.

Brown Bag Lunch Talks

These informal lunchtime talks are given by STS/HASTS members and colleagues. Announcements are made via "sci-tech-public" email list. To be added to the mailing list, call Gus Zahariadis at 617-253-3452.

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