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Tag: Science Technology and Society

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Jul 14, 2020

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don’t Address – And How They Could Be Better

What happens if people use autonomous vehicles to do something bad? Philosophy and science, technology and society professor Veljko Dubljevic explains the ethical concerns. 

Christina Stathopoulos standing in front of water

Mar 5, 2020

My NC State Story: Christina Stathopoulos (Science, Technology and Society ‘12)

With a degree in science, technology and society, Christina Stathopoulos is an emerging thought leader in big data and advanced analytics. She says NC State allowed her to pursue her passions — and discover new ones. 

Sam Shain sits on a mountainside

Jan 9, 2019

Student Spotlight: Sam Shain

Interdisciplinary studies double major Sam Shain has taken full advantage of his time at NC State. 

An assortment of pills sit on a white table

Aug 20, 2018

Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

In a new paper, philosophy professor Veljko Dubljevic proposes a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe. 

Sammy Sheaffer poses for the camera.

Aug 3, 2018

Study Abroad Spotlight: Sammy Sheaffer

Learn more about science, technology and society major Sammy Sheaffer's experience studying abroad in Leeds, England. 

May 16, 2017

Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured. 

Anil Dash

Mar 15, 2017

Anil Dash: Toward an Ethical, Inclusive Tech Industry

Entrepreneur, activist and writer Anil Dash will give NC State's 2017 Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology and Human Values on March 22. Dash, who advised the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, today advises major startups and nonprofits. 

Doha Hindi

Dec 12, 2016

National Hospice Internship Gives Student New Insights

An internship at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in Alexandria, Virginia, gave Doha Hindi real-world experience in a high-powered environment. The Science, Technology and Society major came away with new insights about end-of-life care, about her career options, and about her self. 

Dec 7, 2016

Former NC State Point Guard to Complete Interdisciplinary Degree

Living and playing basketball in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Javi Gonzalez knew going back to school on campus at NC State was not an option. So, the former Wolfpack star reached out to Online and Distance Education to complete his degree in science, technology and society. 

Sep 6, 2016

Cold War Computers, California Supercars, and the Pursuit of Lithium-ion Power

The electric vehicle’s history offers a lesson to the wise: Harvesting the fruits of basic science requires industrial foresight, investment, and a healthy dose of realpolitik. Matthew Eisler, Interdisciplinary Studies, featured.