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.
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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The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites applications from UW-Madison doctoral students for research support for the summer each spring. Applicants may come from any disciplinary background as…Find out more »
Brad Kerr Brown Bag: Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates
Brad Kerr, UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates College student alcohol use is associated with morbidity and mortality, especially among males. Toward understanding social media’s role…Find out more »
Please come visit Robert Lundberg and Alexandra Lakind at Print & Resist! They will be tabling items associated with the Terra Incognita Art Series including their publication: Water Infrastructures Handbook 1348-2019. With contributions from Stepha…Find out more »
Have you written in the fall or are you writing a paper this spring on a theme related to how science and technology affect and are affected by social, political, cultural, or economic life? Are…Find out more »
Call for Proposals Thematic Clusters in Science and Technology Studies 2019-2021 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals to create a thematic cluster to advance research, teaching,…Find out more »
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals from UW-Madison faculty and academic staff for its Outreach Fellowship program for 2019-20. The fellowship provides the successful applicant with…Find out more »
Malnutrition and World Hunger with Professor Jean-Paul Chavas Professor Chavas’ work focuses on the economics of agriculture, trade, welfare and policy analysis. He has taught several courses relevant to his research, and currently is a…Find out more »