GST focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment, and aims to explore the intersections of policy, practice and research. The invention of computers has assisted the process of calculation in laboratories but science has been responsible for pollution and has given us the nuclear bomb which threatens our very existence like what happened in nagasaki and hiroshima in world war 2. But what i can say is that the science is not the fault of all of that but what are the people’s intention to use science in their bad motivation in their lives.
When trying to answer the question ‘What is the meaning of science and technology?’ we have to view science as the study of the natural world while technology has to be viewed as the study of how to manipulate the natural world in order to suit man.
Through its teaching as well as its research, the department is playing a notable role in building the emerging discipline of Science & Technology Studies (STS). News and information moves online at warp speed, and bloggers are the engine on the keyboard. Science has contributed largely to this since it is through continued research that new machines are being unveiled. The Science & Technology Studies Major furthers students’ understanding of the social and cultural meanings of science and technology. Controversies such as modified foods, stem cell research are the issues that have brought policy makers and scientists together to have a way forward on this.
Technology is used for communication, manufacturing, learning, securing data and transportation; it is often a consequence of science and engineering, but technology as a human activity precedes the other two fields. A primary objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in a broad array of areas spanning virtually all the mission areas of the executive branch. Experiments in science today are in one way or another affecting the for example the experiment on cloning a human being.
The drudgery of household work has been reduced to an almost nil by the numerous gifts of science. Research in food technology has created new ways of preserving and flavoring what we eat. All the gifts of science must be enjoyed to the full and that can happen only if man survives to taste the fruits of mechanization. Without society then there would be no science and technology and that is why the invention of certain tools and equipment have helped achieve big things.