Thornton, A221
P.O. Box 400246
P.O. Box 400246
Charlottesville, VA 22904


Bryn Seabrook received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Science and Environment with a minor in Vocal Performance in 2012, a Master of Science in Science and Technology Studies in 2014, and Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Technology Studies in 2016, all from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her research interests include, bioethics, public participation in environmental policymaking, energy efficiency, climate change, negotiating the environmental - consumer nexus, and analyzing American consumer culture.


B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012

​M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014

Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016​

"I challenge my students to address difficult ethical scenarios in the professional world of engineering, valuable skills for their future careers."

Bryn Elizabeth Seabrook Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Society

Research Interests

Environmental Engineering
Science, Technology and Society

Selected Publications

Teaching STS to Engineers: A Comparative Study of Embedded STS Departments. Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Seabrook, Bryn, Neeley, Kathryn, Zacharias, Kari, Caron, Brandiff
In Search of Integration: Mapping Conceptual Efforts to Apply STS to Engineering Education. Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Tampa, Florida. Neeley, Kathryn, Wylie, Caitlin, and Seabrook, Bryn.
Cultural Representations and Transformations of a "Girl's Best Friend." 2016. Lambert Academic Publishing. Saarbrucken, Germany. Whiteley, Bryn.

Courses Taught

STS 4500 - STS and Engineering Practice
STS 2500 - Science, Technology, & Environment
STS 4600 - The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility