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 Randyn Miller 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 Randyn Miller 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 Siegel Prize

Established by STS in honor of Benjamin M. Siegel (B.S., 1938; Ph.D., 1940), the Siegel Prize offers an annual award of $2,500 to the MIT student -- graduate or undergraduate -- submitting the best work (up to 50 pages) in the history and philosophy of science and technology, in social and cultural studies of science and technology, or in science and technology policy. For more information, contact the STS main office at 617-253-4062.

Writing Workshop

HASTS faculty lead a writing workshop for HASTS doctoral students which provides informal opportunity for students to get feedback from their peers on conference papers, potential articles, and dissertation chapters. For more information, contact Academic Administrator Karen Gardner (617-253-9759;

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 Randyn Miller at 617-253-3452.

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