I probably haven’t mentioned this yet, but as of this year, I am pursuing a minor in STS!
I had never heard of the major until this past summer, but it is one of the coolest integrated studies I’ve come across in university. As a writer, I originally wanted to try and get an English minor (it’s impossible with pharmacy unless I’d decided freshman year to do it and did a lot of summer school!). But I was pointed in the direction of STS and fell in love immediately!
Nerd alert: me being excited about STS only further proves that I’m a nerd. And I don’t mean in an “adorkable” way (why did I just use that word). I mean in a “I could spend hours reading scientific articles and dissecting the sentence structure and word choice to see how factual said article is.” Then I would debate the validity and soundness of every argument. Then I would curl up on the floor.
Seriously though, I’m finding STS really interesting. It makes me want to get into science writing sometime down the road. (I’m going to take a page from the book of Dr. Vance and get an article published about disease mongering. YEAH!)
I googled STS and this is what I found, also an image that declared that cows are food factories. What am I getting myself into?