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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.
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
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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Reshaping the Research Enterprise Research has entered a phase of “hypercompetition”; current organizations and policies are straining under this pressure. Scientists seeking to remain competitive depend on publishing in artificially scarce space in prestigious journals.…Find out more »
Falsehoods fly, and the truth comes limping after: Lessons learned on the front lines of the COVID-19 social media infodemic In March of 2020, Malia Jones accidentally stepped into the COVID-19 information maelstrom and, alongside…Find out more »
Annette Zimmermann, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University
Justice, AI, and the Importance of Choosing the Right Problem In light of clear evidence of racial and gender bias in algorithmic decision-making across various domains, recent work on algorithmic justice has focused on optimizing…Find out more »
"to touch with our finger all the wounds": Knowledge in Captivity and the Problem of FreedomFind out more »