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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.

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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September 2019

4S Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science

September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm

4S 2019 New Orleans Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations The theme of the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science – Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations – calls for presentations, panels and other events that…

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4S 2019 Holtz Center Reception

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. James Cheese Company – Downtown, 641 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Get your cheese on with the Robert F and Jean E Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies at 4S 2019! Join us after the official 4S reception on Thursday, Sept 5 for tapas, salads,…

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A Game-based Approach to Educating Teens about Medicines

September 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A Game-based Approach to Educating Teens about Medicines A Brown Bag with Olufunmilola Abraham, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy Game-based learning (GBL) is an exciting, innovative and potentially effective method for increasing adolescents knowledge…

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Soil Science and Radical Life

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Soil Science and Radical Life A Brown Bag with Sophie Sapp Moore, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies “Our politics is called agroecology!” the agronomist says emphatically. His usually placid smile is sharpened…

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October 2019

The Impracticality of Practical Research: A History of Contemporary Sciences of Change that Conserve

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Impracticality of Practical Research: A History of Contemporary Sciences of Change that Conserve A Brown Bag with Thomas Popkewitz, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction There is an alluring, daunting, and haunting desire in contemporary Western…

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Wisconsin Science Festival

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 8:00 pm

A four-day statewide celebration with events for all ages. More information

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Decedent as Epistemic Object: Ontologies, technologies, and enaction in a collaborative research program

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Decedent as Epistemic Object: Ontologies, technologies, and enaction in a collaborative research program A Brown Bag with Dylan Lott, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds Abstract forthcoming.

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November 2019

National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Annual Symposium

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Symposium: Catalysts for Science Policy is hosting the NSPN’s annual symposium here in Madison, WI on November 1-3, 2019! This year’s theme is “Leveraging Science and Technology to Benefit Marginalized…

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Faculty & Staff Travel Grants Deadline

November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fall deadline: November 1 for travel January 1 – June 29 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…

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Graduate Student Research Travel Grants Deadline

November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fall deadline (for Winter/Spring Cycle): November 1 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies invites proposals for travel grants of up to $1,000 from graduate students working on STS-related…

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