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.
Stay in touch with the Holtz Center
Fall deadline: November 1 for Winter/Spring Cycle The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies invite proposals for travel grants of up to $1,000 from graduate students working on STS-related…Find out more »
Discussion of a chapter from Go Big Read book, "Death & Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan A portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of…Find out more »
8:45 bagels and coffee 9:00-10:00 science-community panels 10:00-10:30 Q&A Tackling environmental problems relies on two-way communication between science and society. Join in for a conversation with scientists and community members involved in three efforts: Badger…Find out more »
“Little Technologies / Big Histories” is a workshop featuring on-going and in-progress research by UW students, fellows, and faculty. The workshop highlights the trans-regional, global, and “big” histories of small, portable technologies—including consumer goods, household…Find out more »
"Asymmetries in Global Information and Language Technology, 1800 to the Present." Hilldale Lecture by Stanford historian Thomas Mullaney Whether for Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Japanese, or otherwise, the history of linguistically embedded and mediated technologies such…Find out more »
Science & Policy: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House Kei Koizumi, Senior Science Policy Advisor, American Association for the Advancement of Science Organized by Catalysts for Science Policy RSVP to goo.gl/ozYSHnFind out more »
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Call for Open Panels: 4S NEW ORLEANS September 4-7, 2019 Deadline: November 17, 2018 The purpose of calling for open…Find out more »
featuring a graduate student panel with Chloe Haimson, Adam Hayes, Elena Hight and Wendy Li Lunch will be served.Find out more »