Exploring the Relationships Between Society and Technology
The best word to describe the research conducted by the Social Policy & Sustainability department is diverse. Whether they are seeking solutions for a broad range of societal challenges—from economic recession to underperforming schools to international conflict and beyond—SSPS researchers examine a wide variety of perspectives. That’s why they take an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, while staying focused on society and technology and observing how they coexist.
An Innovative Approach to Sustainable Development
Professor Robert Krueger describes his approach to urban development and sustainability and his efforts to engage WPI undergraduates in his research.
Human-Subject Research Provides Valuable Insight
Some of the critical research under way in our SSPS labs includes studying the effects of subtle social environmental cues on perception, decision making, and interpersonal conduct. Other efforts involving human subjects examine gameplay and focus group evaluation.