The Science Studies Program at UCSD was established in 1989. At present, the Program involves twenty core faculty members and forty-two graduate students from the Program's "home" departments of communication, history, philosophy, and sociology. Students and faculty in the Program are committed to working toward deeper understanding of scientific knowledge in its full cultural and historical context. The Program offers students an opportunity to integrate the perspectives developed within the communication of science, history of science, sociology of science, and philosophy of science, while receiving a thorough training at the professional level in one of those disciplines.
Watch Science Studies at UCSD: In November The History of Science Society and The Scripps Institution of Oceanography hosted a conference to discuss how we reach consensus on policy for conservation and how our current understanding of ocean and climate has developed over the centuries. Learn more about the Blue Marble Event and watch the speakers on YouTube through the following links.
Erik Conway from the California Institute of Technology presented "Discovering the Oceans' Role in Climate: Oceanography meets Remote Sensing."
Helen Rozwadowski of The University of Connecticut Avery Point spoke about "Oceans and People: Why the Humanities? Why History? Why History of Science?"