Sports, Society, and Technology Program

Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology, and the Ivan Allen Georgia Tech have recently launched a new program in Sports, Society, and Technology (SST). This initiative helps faculty and students to study sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. Interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching in SST will help students become leaders in the sport and health industries, higher education, and in our local and global communities. The program also houses the Sports, Society, and Technology Research Center.   


SST in the News

Former Georgia Tech Athletic Director Homer Rice Receives 2016 IAC Dean's Appreciation Award

Legendary college football coach, educator, author, and former Georgia Tech Athletic Director, Dr. Homer C. Rice has received the 2016 Ivan Allen College Dean's Appreciation Award. This award not only recognizes Dr. Rice's national accomplishments but also acknowledges his long-time and continuing contributions to the School of History and Sociology, the Sports, Society, and Technology Program, and Georgia Tech.

This video tribute helps to capture some of his important contributions.


Coming Events in SST

ReImagine RioNovember 7, 2016
4:00pm - 5:30pm | Clary Theater in the Bill Moore Student Success Center

Dr. Kirk Bowman 
Festival Reimagine Rio: The Intersection of Performance, Innovation, Leadership, Development, and Film 

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, The School of International Affairs, and the Sports, Society, and Technology Program present a free public lecture featuring Dr. Kirk Bowman (Jon R. Wilcox Term Professor in Soccer and Global Politics, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs). Dr. Bowman's presentation will discuss his exciting work with the non-profit Rise Up & Care and his involvement with the film festival Reimagine Rio that took place in August of this year. The festival was a celebration of five Brazilian films that tell inspiring stories of communties working together to reimagine and transform the city of Rio De Janeiro. The festival was organized to use film to tell the stories of individuals who are making drastic, positive contributions to communities across Rio and shine light on the powerful intersections of leadership, development, sports, art, and culture.

Dr. Bowman's talk will discuss his experiences organizing the festival and working with Rise Up & Care, and will be followed by a brief Q&A.


Follow the links below to learn more about:

  • the SST leadership and participating faculty;
  • how to declare an undergraduate minor in SST; and
  • all the recent news about the activities, events, and people associated with SST.