4S Bylaws 2022

Nov 22 2022

4S is governed by an elected President and Council, according our Bylaws. 4S is a non-profit association under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is incorporated in the state of Virginia. Until 2017, three Council members were elected annually,...

Manifestation of Solidarity

Nov 26 2018

…with the National Museum of the Brazilian Association for Social Studies of Sciences and Technologies (ESOCITE-BR), the Latin American Association for Social Studies of Science and Technology (ESOCITE) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

On Sunday September 2nd, a fire in Brazil’s National Museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro destroyed large part of its research collection in the areas of natural sciences and anthropology. Created in 1818, the National Museum was the first Brazilian scientific institution and is now part of the Federal University of Rio de J...

Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Jul 15 2014

Scott Knowles (Drexel U) and Kim Fortun (Rensselaer) formed an ad hoc committee to respond to a request from the International Council for Science (ICSU) on disaster risk reduction.
1. What are the key contributions that science has made over the past decade related to understanding and managing disaster risk? What are the gaps that science needs to address?
2. What are the key priority areas related to disaster risk reduction and resilience building that need to be incorporated into the post-2015 Framework on disaster risk reduction?
3. How can science and technology support the defi...

4S Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy

Oct 21 2022

What to expect? The following policy is about the Society’s ethics policy and includes a code of conduct. A reader can expect the content to discuss inappropriate and unacceptable behavior (with definitions), disciplinary action, and record-keeping. The policy is a...

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Prize Committees

Jun 5 2021

To protect the integrity of the awards process, please recuse yourself from rating or evaluating any nominee if you: were the nominee’s thesis advisor (including a member of a committee) or thesis student; or collaborated on a project, book, article, report or paper...

Guidelines for 4S Resolutions and Reports

Jun 24 2014

4S resolutions and reports seek to articulate research-based STS analysis with scholarly activities that draw on that analysis to critically inflect arenas beyond the field. Both are designed to help STS scale up as a field by addressing issues of concern to external...

Immigration Policy and Scholarly Work

Jan 31 2003

January 2003. Committee on U.S. Visa Policies and Scholarly Work

Freedom of Speech

Dec 11 2001

Statement by the Society for the Social Studies of Science December 12, 2001

Whereas the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent “war on terrorism” have led to public discussion of limits to the freedom of speech in American society under wartime conditions,