Georgia Tech has recently launched a new program in Sports, Society, and Technology (SST). This initiative leads faculty and students to study sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. The interdisciplinary focus of SST brings together sports studies, science and technology, and urban studies, incorporating faculty from across campus, in areas ranging from architecture, public policy, and applied physiology to economics, history, and sociology. Interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching in SST will help students become leaders in the sport and health industries, higher education, and in our local and global communities.
The SST program currently offers the following courses:
In the coming years, Georgia Tech will expand these course offerings, create a robust curriculum, and establish an academic minor in SST. We are currently developing the SST minor and hope that it will be available to students during the 2014-2015 academic year.
We are also committed to developing partnerships and collaborative projects in order to enhance a diverse community of students, faculty, and industry stakeholders. On April 18, 2013, Georgia Tech hosted an inaugural summit on “Sports, Society, and Technology in the 21st Century.” The event included a reception to honor the contributions of Homer Rice. A similar summit based upon a topic of relevance to the Georgia Tech and sport communities will be held in the Spring of 2014. More information about this event will be forthcoming on this site.
We welcome inquiries from anyone interested in learning more about the program. Please contact Dr. Johnny Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-385-0244 or Dr. Mary McDonald at email@example.com or 404-894-6835.
Sports, Society, and Technology Panel Discussion
"Sports, Society, and Technology in the 21st Century"
Thursday April 18, 2013
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Academy of Medicine, Theater
875 West Peachtree Street NW (a GA Tech Trolly Stop)
In 2013 Georgia Tech will launch a new program in Sports, Society, and Technology.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 18, 2013, for a timely and engaging discussion on Sports, Society, and Technology in the 21st Century. Why does "sport" matter in society today? What valuable and/or detrimental roles do sports play in the life of individuals, cities, and nations? What policies promote or hinder sports and wellness in communities? What key questions does sports studies need to address in order to remain relevant in changing times? What pathways and career possibilities are available for undergraduate students interested in a new program at Georgia Tech in Sports, Society, and Technology?
All are invited to attend.
Parking will be available on-site at the Historic Academy of Medicine. More information will be provided.
Please click HERE for an interactive map showing directions to the Historic Academy of Medicine.
Featured Summit Panelists
SST in the News
Click HERE for the WABE interview of Dr. Benjamin Flowers discussing the implications of the proposed Falcons stadium in Atlanta.