People & Society

Out of fascination and need, people have always studied other people. When scientific methods are applied to those observations, the studies help characterize and analyze our behavior, social and political institutions, family and community structures and our economies. Scientific studies of people and society help answer age-old human contemplations.

What does a scientist look like?

We asked Fen Zhao, a National Science Foundation Program Coordinator in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program, what does a scientist look like?

NSF Science Now: Episode 53

In this week's episode, we discover a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur and how airline boarding procedures might be making you sick; we explore a compact mass spectrometer for use in the field; and finally, we learn how vertebrate tails actually provide greater speed

What is linguistics?

We asked John Rickford, Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University, what is linguistics?

The robots are coming

In this interview, director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) Magnus Egerstedt outlines IRIM's strengths, the global future of robotics and his new project: the robotarium.