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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Members of the Holtz Center are endlessly collaborating with other faculty and staff.

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STS offers students an opportunity to learn skills & approaches for understanding the political & cultural implications of new technologies.

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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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April 2019

Brown Bag: Student Award Winners Panel

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

Student award winners panel: Steven Wang (Journalism and Mass Communication), Xerxes Minocher (Journalism & Mass Communication) and Rod Abhari (Communication Arts)

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May 2019

Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Deadline: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Spring Essay Contest

May 10 @ 6:00 pm

This essay contest invites UW-Madison undergraduate students to explore how this year’s Go Big Read, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, addresses the joint issues of social and environmental justice for humans…

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