• Winter 2020 Issues in Science and Technology

    Authors in the latest issue reimagine science institutions, discover the hidden influence of academic publishers, warn against the claims of precision medicine, and much more.

    A reassessment of the landmark policy report Science, the Endless Frontier finds that the time has come for a fresh look at how the United States invests in scientific research.

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  • Announcing the Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellowship!

    An immersive learning program for engaging communities in science and technology policy, education and research

    This pilot fellowship will train the next generation of science-engagement professionals to collaborate with local civic, government, and university partners to engage the public on science and technology issues that matter to their local communities. Apply by January 29, 2020!

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  • Fall 2019 Update

    Geoengineering, driverless cars, and much more!

    We haven’t circulated an update in a very long time, but it’s only because we’ve been extremely busy, so we wanted to update you on a few of the things we’ve been up to.

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  • Injecting Public Input Before Aerosols

    After launching an innovative program of citizen engagement on controversial geoengineering research, CSPO shares the results with climate engineering experts.

    Attendees describe CSPO’s public engagement work on SRM research as vital to the future of climate science policy.

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  • Fall 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest issue covers sex and sports, kids and social media, chemicals and cancer, and much more.

    As the power and potential of science and technology continue to grow, the insights that motivated the creation of Issues in Science and Technology become ever more pertinent. Society needs vibrant, well-informed debate about matters of science and technology policy. This 35th anniversary issue advances the debate, with insightful, independent essays on broadband access, sex and sport, the social sciences, decarbonization, and much more.

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  • Training the Next Generation of Public Interest Technology Professionals

    CSPO professor receives grant from Public Interest Technology University Network to support community innovation fellowship.

    “This program will put the public at the center of public interest technology through direct participation in informed and inclusive dialogue on the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging technologies impacting their communities.”

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Blog: As We Now Think

Books We’re Reading this Fall

Summer reading is wonderful: the perfect time to find a comfy beach chair, sip a cold iced tea, and settle in with a well-plotted novel that makes the hours skip by in pleasurable escapism…. Who are we kidding? It’s impossible to get comfortable on a sandy beach towel; you’re sweaty and sunburned and half tipsy […]

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5G: Think Globally, Act Locally?

On April 3, 2019, South Korean carrier SK Telecom claimed to have launched the first 5G mobile network by activating the connection to six celebrities representing Korea. The launch was reportedly rushed forward by two days in order to beat Verizon’s launch of 5G services in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis around the same time. […]

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Give STAA a Chance

At the end of February, while many people were intensely following Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress, about 40 people packed a small room in the Cannon House Office Building to discuss the revival of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The panelists outlined various arguments about the need for an OTA to provide nonpartisan, credible […]

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