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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 2021

Deadline: Graduate Student Summer Scholar Awards

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

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…

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Deadline: Graduate Student STS Mini Fellowships (Spring)

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of graduate student life. It has interrupted research, transformed teaching, and eliminated many on- and off-campus jobs. In order to support students during this time, the Holtz Center…

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Deadline: Top-Up Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies offers a program of top-up fellowships for continuing graduate students with research interests in the field of science and technology studies, broadly…

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The Nature of Curiosity: An Educational Counter-Memory of a Scientific Object

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Nature of Curiosity: An Educational Counter-Memory of a Scientific Object STS Lunch Seminar with Chris Kirchgasler, PhD Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Thursday, April 8, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom Today’s child…

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Hacking Beyond Diversity: Conscience, Politics & Practice in Feminist Hacking

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visiting Lecturer, Christina Dunbar-Hester, PhD Associate Professor of Communication, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Hacking Beyond Diversity: Conscience, Politics & Practice in Feminist Hacking Thursday, April 15, 4:00 pm, via…

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Deadline: Faculty & Staff Thematic Clusters 2021-23

April 16 @ 6:00 pm

In the spring of 2014, the Holtz Center initiated a new program to fund thematic clusters to advance research, teaching, and outreach on interdisciplinary topics within science and technology studies, and invited proposals from faculty…

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Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nicaragua:   Birgit Muller “Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime” The efforts of small development NGOs to introduce agro-ecology in remote and mountainous regions of…

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From Cement to Solar: Scenes from a Moroccan Anthropocene

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

From Cement to Solar: Scenes from a Moroccan Anthropocene STS Lunch Seminar with Daniel Williford, PhD, Assistant Professor, History Thursday, April 22, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom At first glance, cement and solar…

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Deadline: Undergraduate Research Opportunity

April 23 @ 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…

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Deadline: Undergraduate Writing Competition

April 23 @ 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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