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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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April 2020

Outreach Fellowship Deadline

April 15 @ 6:00 pm

The Holtz Center offers an annual Outreach Fellowship for UW-Madison Faculty and Staff.  The Holtz Center seeks, as one of its key missions, to promote public engagement with questions concerning the relationship of society and…

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2020-2022 Thematic Cluster Deadline

April 17 @ 6:00 pm

Call for Proposals Thematic Clusters in Science and Technology Studies 2020-2022 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals to create a thematic cluster to advance research, teaching,…

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Science & the Public Event

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details TBD

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Undergraduate Research Award DEADLINE EXTENDED

April 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies is active in enhancing undergraduate education through multiple activities, including its Certificate, Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering, and Society (ISSuES). One of the main…

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Undergraduate Writing Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED

April 24 @ 5:00 pm

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…

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May 2020

Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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August 2020

EASST and 4S Joint Meeting

August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm

EASST and 4S Joint Meeting Prague, Czech RepublicPrague, Czech Republic, August 18-21, 2020 Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds meeting@easst4s2020prague.org https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/  

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September 2020

The Modern Mikveh Movement and The Alchemy of Queer Immersions

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

The Modern Mikveh Movement and The Alchemy of Queer Immersions STS Lunch Seminar with Cara Rock-Singer Cara Rock-Singer, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Thursday, September 10, 12:30-1:30 pm This event will be virtual | https://go.wisc.edu/z9b8kk | Meeting ID:…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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