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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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March 2023

Visiting Speaker Series: Aditi Verma

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Critical masses: A research agenda for a more responsible nuclear field Visiting speaker Dr. Aditi Verma Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Technology developers and policymakers in the US and globally…

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April 2023

Morgan Edwards, Assistant Professor of Climate Policy

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Evaluating technologies and policies to reduce natural gas emissions in U.S. cities 5013 Vilas and on Zoom A rapid and just transition away from unabated fossil fuel use is essential to addressing the scale of…

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Visiting Speaker Series: Chernoh Bah, Ph.D candidate, Department of History / Mellon Cluster Fellow in the Program of African Studies, Northwestern University

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

5055 Vilas & Zoom Disease Narratives and Debates: Contending Origin of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Between 2014 and 2016, the largest and deadliest Ebola epidemic in history erupted in West Africa with…

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Corey Jackson, Assistant Professor, The Information School

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Interlocutors: Carving Out a Role for Information Professionals in Citizen Science 5013 Vilas and on Zoom Citizen science — an approach whereby amateurs actively contribute to the production of scientific knowledge — has experienced…

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May 2023

Student awardees

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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