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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.

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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

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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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March 2021

A Global Enlightenment: Western Progress and Chinese Science

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

STS Lunch Seminar with Alexander Statman, PhD A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities A Global Enlightenment: Western Progress and Chinese Science Thursday, March 11, 12:30-1:30 pm Access via Zoom The idea of progress…

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Annmarie Mol Discussion with STS Graduate Students

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Holtz Center graduate students who enjoyed Annemarie Mol’s March 4th presentation, should consider another unique, intimate discussion with Professor Mol next week. STS graduate students are invited to a private, online meeting with Professor Mol…

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Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Paraguay: Kregg Hetherington: “Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay” The Green Revolution in crop development of the mid-20th century is normally told as the…

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STS Lunch Seminar with Devin Kennedy

March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

STS Lunch Seminar with Devin Kennedy, PhD Assistant Professor, History Thursday, March 25, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom

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April 2021

Deadline: Faculty & Staff Travel Grants (for Summer/Fall Travel)

April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Spring deadline: April 1 for travel Summer/Fall 2021 The Holtz Center is pleased to offer travel awards of up to $1000 to Holtz Center faculty and staff members presenting STS-related research at conferences.  For the…

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Deadline: Faculty & Staff Outreach Fellowship

April 1 @ 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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Deadline: Graduate Student Summer Scholar Awards

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites applications from UW-Madison doctoral students for research support for the summer each spring.  Applicants may come from any disciplinary background as…

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Deadline: Graduate Student STS Mini Fellowships (Spring)

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of graduate student life. It has interrupted research, transformed teaching, and eliminated many on- and off-campus jobs. In order to support students during this time, the Holtz Center…

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Deadline: Top-Up Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies offers a program of top-up fellowships for continuing graduate students with research interests in the field of science and technology studies, broadly…

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STS Lunch Seminar with Chris Kirchgasler

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

STS Lunch Seminar with Chris Kirchgasler, PhD Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Thursday, April 8, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom

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