The STS Peer Advisors work closely with the Student Services Officer and serve as a resource for initial questions about major course planning, departmental policies, and the declaration process. The Peer Advisors have completed a special training that augments their knowledge of the STS curriculum and can offer valuable student insight on the major.
All students interested in declaring must first meet with a Peer Advisor to review their curriculum proposal. Meetings are virtual and questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNICATION & MEDIA
Janine came into Stanford intending to major in computer science, but soon realized that she needed to incorporate more of the social sciences into her studies. Specifically, she wanted to develop a background that would allow her to critically analyze how the technologies she would create could impact society. Now, as a junior, Janine has found a home within STS. With its emphasis on both technical and social science knowledge, majoring in STS has been a great way to launch her journey into becoming a more ethical technologist. Janine is currently pursuing a concentration in Communications and Media, and is exploring how digital technologies (especially digital media) shape social, cultural, political, and economic norms. Come by her office hours…
INNOVATION & ORGANIZATION
Jack is a senior from Southlake, Texas who began his time at Stanford as a student-athlete on the Men’s Swimming & Diving team. With interests in a wide array of categories- from European history to astrophysics- Jack struggled to find a major program that would fit his variety of academic curiosities. This is how he came to find the flexible and diverse opportunities offered through the STS program. I’d love to help you navigate the academic labyrinth that is Stanford and construct a course list that allows you to explore all of the intriguing facets that this school has to offer!