STPP Graduate Certificate Program Information Session

Date & time

Sep 19, 2011, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT


Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Science and technology play a central role in our modern world. With the potential to transform the way we live, work, and govern, these fields pose novel dilemmas for political and policy discussion. Questions for study include: how should decision-makers contend with competing understandings of the scientific evidence regarding climate change? In what way should we incorporate ethical and social concerns into the regulatory infrastructures for innovations such as biotechnology and nanotechnology?

Graduate students will analyze the role of science and technology in the policymaking process, gain experience writing for policymakers, and explore the political and policy landscape of areas such as biotechnology, information technology, energy, and others.

STPP Certificate requirements include: 5 courses in science and technology policy (3 core courses and 2 electives)
• Gain a competitive advantage for science and technology policy jobs
• Membership to grad listserv that posts current openings for fellowships, internships, and jobs
• Opportunity to network with scholars and practitioners invited through lecture series
• Strong interdisciplinary program; e.g., work with students from public health, engineering, and public policy

The program is designed to educate:• How science and technology are influenced by politics and policy
• Methods and tools for policy analysis
• Science and technology policy landscape in the US and abroad

Application deadline: October 15, 2011

Join us for pizza and find out more at the:
STPP Information Session
6PM on September 19
Room 1220, Weill Hall
Download an informational flyer (Adobe PDF)