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Upcoming STS Events & Deadlines

Brittan Heller Lecture | March 4

The Digital Authoritarians' Toolbox: How to Protect Digital Democracy

Gocmen Brown Bag | Feb 27

Planning for a Future with Autonomous Vehicles

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

Graduate Student Award Deadline: Travel Grants

April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Award Deadline: Travel Grants

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Graduate Student Award Deadline: Top Up Fellowships

April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Award Deadline: Top Up Fellowships

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Graduate Student Award Deadline: Summer Scholars

April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Award Deadline: Summer Scholars

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Faculty & Staff Travel Grants Deadline

April 1 @ 5:00 pm

Faculty & Staff Travel Grants Deadline for summer/fall 2020

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Futures: A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists

FUTURES   Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free…

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The Future of Food Justice: a community celebration with local and international food and environmental justice activists

  Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7pm A roundtable with food and environmental justice activists Malik Yakini, Chavannes Jean-Babptiste, and Ashlesha Khadse H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. This event is free and…

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Undergraduate Research Award Deadline

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Undergraduate Research Award Deadline

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Outreach Fellowship Deadline

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Outreach Fellowship Deadline

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Undergraduate Writing Competition Deadline

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Undergraduate Writing Competition Deadline

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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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