Current Recipient

2019 Recipient – Dr. Thomas S. Woodson, Stony Brook University

Thomas S. Woodson is an assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University. He investigates the effects of technology on inequality throughout the world and the causes/consequences of inclusive innovation. For the past 3 years he has focused on the relationship between innovation and inequality in 4 areas: nanotechnology, 3D printing, science funding and engineering education. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Dr. Woodson was a part of a multi-year National Science Foundation sponsored research center applying technology assessment techniques to analyze the societal impacts of nanotechnology. While on the project, Dr. Woodson and his colleagues examined the consequences of nanotechnology on inequality using a variety of methods including interviews, case studies, site visits, input/output analyses and bibliometrics analyses. Examples of his tech-mining work include: