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Michelle Henderson

Your gift matters

Support from our alumni and friends helps ensure our continued leadership in the field of STS and also enriches teaching, learning, and research at Stanford about the social and historical context of science and technology in the United States and across the globe.


Why support the Program in Science, Technology, and Society?

Our faculty teach Stanford students how science, technology, and medicine shape human societies, both now and in the past. At the same time, students explore how history, governments, economies, cultures, and human psychology shape science and technology. We believe that an understanding of these intricate dynamics – beyond simple preoccupation with “innovation” – as well as the ethical, political, and social implications of modern medicine, artificial intelligence, data-intensive social media, and the host of other developments currently transforming human futures is an essential part of being a responsible citizen today and promoting a better future.

Your foresight will

  • Equip the next generation of scholars and citizens through courses, academic events, and research opportunities.
  • Fund STS teaching assistantship opportunities for graduate students.
  • Support innovative faculty research and scholarship.
  • Develop new initiatives for the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford to address various emerging societal challenges.

Make a gift

Your donation will support our general operations, or may be designated to support your choice of specific projects. Your contribution may take the form of an expendable gift, annual pledge, or endowment. Endowment gifts provide naming opportunities for specific programs and may be matched.

If you are considering making a gift to STS, we encourage you to consult with us. We can assist you in defining its purposes and can introduce you to officers of the School of Humanities and Sciences for advice on terms and conditions. Please contact our Program Manger, dgeraci [at] (Denise Geraci).

Gift contributions can be made through the Stanford University online portal by clicking the button below. In the dropdown menu please select the following: “School of Humanities and Sciences” > “Dept. or Program (specific below)” and then write in “Program in Science, Technology, and Society”.  Gift contributions can also be made by check made payable to “Stanford University” and mailed to the STS office.


 Your gift is tax-deductible under applicable rules. As a unit of Stanford University, the Program in Science, Technology, and Society qualifies for tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3).