The Department of Technology and Society (DTS) at SUNY Korea offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stony Brook University in New York. It is the oldest and largest of the SUNY Korea departments and works closely with Stony Brook's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Technological Systems Management, it offers a Master’s of Science in Technological Systems Management and a Ph.D. in Technology, Innovation, and Policy (TPI).

 

The program focuses on digital information and communications technologies (ICT) and integrates a foundation in the applied sciences, engineering, environmental studies, and natural sciences, with applications in technology systems, assessment, management, and policy formation.

 

The B.S. in Technological Systems Management currently offers three specializations: Applied Math and Statistics, Computer Science, and a hybrid specialization in CS/IS/ICT in Sustainable Development. The latter combines computer science, information systems, and ICT with an examination of their applications in key social opportunities such as green growth, renewable energy, disaster risk reduction, and water management. It recognizes that key technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, big data, block chain ledgers, mobile devices, robotics, and wireless networks are transforming economic, social, and political systems.

 

Our undergraduate plan of study includes experiencing life in South Korea's Songdo "smart city" and one year study abroad at Stony Brook University on New York's beautiful Long Island - within easy reach of New York City.

 

The Department also offers minors in Technological Systems Management and Engineering & Technology Entrepreneurship (ETE) and an accelerated program that allows a student to get both a BS and a MS in Technology Systems Management in just 5 years.

 

The Master of Science in Technology Systems Management is also a degree from Stony Brook University and offers three areas of focus: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Global Technology Management (GTM), and Energy, Technology, and Policy (ETP). Participants take two required courses for 6 credits and eight electives in their focus area for the additional 24 credits.

 

Taking the class with Prof. Faheem Hussain, and, at the same time, enjoying the first day of spring.

Mission

 

The Department of Technology and Society, one of seven departments in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, applies concepts and tools drawn from natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences to examine and enhance the relationship between technology and our society, both regionally and globally.

 

These concepts include systems theory, methods and tools for decision making, and science-technology-society (STS) frameworks. Specifically, the Department has a four-part mission:

 

Ⅰ. Help all students learn to use technology, employ engineering approaches to problem solving, and understand the socio-technological interplay that demands a consideration of scientific, social, political, economic, behavioral, legal and ethical aspects of problems;

 

Ⅱ. Foster professionals who will become leaders in the effective development, integration, management and assessment of technology for the purpose of improving education, business and industrial processes and systems, and the environment;

 

Ⅲ. Conduct frontier research in energy, environmental studies, educational technology, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, technology innovation management, and public policy;

 

Ⅳ. Establish projects that address current and emerging societal needs ─ greater participation of underrepresented groups in STEM, technology transfer, and readily available knowledge and tools to aid managers and policy makers.

 

The essence of this department’s new paradigm for education is the unification of traditionally separate disciplines into an integrated unified whole to address problems in society. Technology studies begin with the problem, rather than the structure of a discipline. The department is expert in developing a meaningful whole from seemingly disparate pieces, by making multidirectional intellectual connections among disciplines, ideas, and among diverse groups of individuals and organizations. Inventing and testing models for collaboration is a hallmark of this department, a highly prized activity in the academy today. The Department of Technology and Society has developed a community of learners that extends vertically (e.g., faculty, undergraduates and high school students work together as a community conducting research) and horizontally in the education arena.”

 


 

Department of Technology & Society

 

Chair: James F. Larson, Ph.D.

 

Program Coordinator: Minji Kang

 

Office: A404 Academic Building, SUNY Korea

Phone: +82-32-626-1002

E-mail: minji.kang@sunykorea.ac.kr

DTS Website: http://dts.sunykorea.ac.kr