The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

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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.

A Message From Our Director

For the past decade, the Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies has promoted the understanding of science, technology, and medicine as fundamental human endeavors.

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

Brown Bag: Olufunmilola Abraham

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

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Brown Bag: Sophie Moore

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

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October 2019

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

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

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November 2019

Brown Bag: Nicole Nelson

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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December 2019

Brown Bag: Graduate Student Award Winners’ Panel

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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January 2020

Brown Bag: Lucas Richert

January 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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February 2020

Visiting Lecturer: Pablo Boczkowski

February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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March 2020

Brown Bag: Vijayanka Nair

March 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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