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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 2019

Deadline: Summer Scholar Awards

April 1 @ 5:00 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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Brad Kerr Brown Bag: Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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…

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Terra Incognita Art Series at Print & Resist

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Public Library, 201 West Mifflin Street
Madison, WI
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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…

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Undergraduate Writing Competition

April 15 @ 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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2019-2021 Thematic Cluster Deadline

April 15 @ 6:00 pm

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,…

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Outreach Fellowship Application Deadline

April 15 @ 6:00 pm

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…

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Malnutrition and World Hunger with Professor Jean-Paul Chavas

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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…

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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI
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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing Donna Haraway (Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz) and Anna Tsing (Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa…

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Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing Must register in advance. Registration is at capacity. Please click here to be added to the waitlist. This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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