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Upcoming STS Events & Deadlines

Undergraduate Writing & Research Awards | Due April 15

The Holtz Center distributes a call for research proposals and an essay competition each spring - emphasis on science and technology in social life, and the social and cultural determinants of science and technology research and practice.

Faculty & Staff Outreach Fellowship | Due April 15

Available to a member who proposes an innovative way to engage the broader community in matters of STS that have general social and political importance. The fellowship provides the successful applicant with $5,000 in flexible funds.

STS Colloquium with Vijayanka Nair | April 9

Finger Printing and Finger Pointing: Debating India’s Biometric State

Thematic Cluster Grants | Due April 17

Proposals are welcome from any faculty and staff doing STS-related work on campus. The Center will select one group this spring to be funded in academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

History of The Holtz Center

In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.

Graduate Program

The Ph.D. minor (Option A) in STS is offered to graduate students who are candidates for a Ph.D. degree in another department or program. The minor is open to students in all campus departments, including the humanities, social sciences, natural scie

Undergraduate Certificate

ISSuES offers undergraduate students an opportunity to interact with the social sciences and humanities in a way that emphasizes the relationship between science, technology, engineering and society.

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April 2020

Finger Printing and Finger Pointing: Debating India’s Biometric State

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Finger Printing and Finger Pointing: Debating India’s Biometric State STS Colloquium with Vijayanka Nair, Anthropology Full abstract has been emailed to participants.   Participate online Meeting number: 624 927 964 Passcode: Holtz

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Futures: A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists

FUTURES   Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free…

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The Future of Food Justice: a community celebration with local and international food and environmental justice activists

  Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free and…

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Undergraduate Research Award Deadline

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies is active in enhancing undergraduate education through multiple activities, including its Certificate, Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering, and Society (ISSuES). One of the main…

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Undergraduate Writing Competition Deadline

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Have you written in the fall or are you writing a paper this spring on a theme related to how science and technology affect and are affected by social, political, cultural, or economic life? Are…

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Outreach Fellowship Deadline

April 15 @ 6:00 pm

The Holtz Center offers an annual Outreach Fellowship for UW-Madison Faculty and Staff.  The Holtz Center seeks, as one of its key missions, to promote public engagement with questions concerning the relationship of society and…

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2020-2022 Thematic Cluster Deadline

April 17 @ 6:00 pm

Call for Proposals Thematic Clusters in Science and Technology Studies 2020-2022 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals to create a thematic cluster to advance research, teaching,…

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Science & the Public Event

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details TBD

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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May 2020

Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

meeting may be cancelled

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