CSPO Related Classes
ASU undergraduate and graduate classes in Society, Technology and Science offered by CSPO faculty, affiliates, and graduate students
Writing True Stories That Matter
Researchers, policy wonks, grant writers, program managers, aspiring politicians, decision makers, and writers of all ages: Everyone needs to know how to find and write a strong, effective, true story. That’s what Writing True Stories That Matter is all about, helping students and professionals transform research, experiences, and ideas into compelling nonfiction narratives so that readers are both educated and entertained.
History of American Science Policy
This survey course will examine the relationship between science and policy by exploring three kinds of policies: (1) policies that draw on scientific information or technological advancements in an effort to achieve positive outcomes; (2) policies that address problems associated with the uptake and assimilation of scientific advancements within society; and (3) policies that seek to advance science or facilitate the dissemination and application of technologies or scientific information. The History of American Science Policy will explore significant events and episodes; compare science-based policy orientations across time periods; and assess the usefulness of alternative science-based regulatory instruments.
Biomedical Policies and Politics
This course is intended for those who work in, or have interest in, biomedical research and innovation in drugs, medical devices, or biologics and medical biotechnology. The first half of Biomedical Policies and Politics will be devoted to historical, political, and legal background of biomedical research, other health research (e.g., public health, health services research), and regulation. The second half will focus on “hot topics” in biomedical research, such as therapeutic uses of genome-editing, drug pricing, patenting, and innovation policy.
The CSPO internship is open to students who want to live and work in the nation’s capital. By supporting CSPO’s innovative programs, students will gain unparalleled experience in science and technology policy while networking with leaders in the field. The internship involves substantive involvement with projects on a range of emerging issues in science and technology—perfect preparation for a leadership role in science policy.
Science Outside the Lab
Science Outside the Lab, presented by Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society (CENTSS), explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes in a place where many important decisions about these things are made—Washington, DC.
Master of Science and Technology Policy
Arizona State University offers a one-year master’s degree in science and technology policy, through the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO).
HSDST PhD Program
The PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University is an ambitious, interdisciplinary initiative to understand what it means for humanity that today’s societies are permeated by science and technology.
Graduate Certificate in Responsible Innovation
The Certificate in Responsible Innovation in Science, Engineering and Society is designed for scientists, engineers, research managers, technology officers, public administrators, and policy officials who seek to advance science and technology to improve societal outcomes and to develop creative solutions to the fundamental global challenges of the 21st century.
PhD students in the sciences and engineering work with CSPO faculty to write an additional chapter for their dissertation, or some equivalent project, that explores the social implications, political context, or ethical concerns of their research.
Students may choose from a variety of areas of specialization in our programs, or students may construct their own unique specialization.
CSPO goes global with summer study abroad programs.
Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy
Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy is a training program in Washington, DC, for early career science and technology policy practitioners. The program is built around twelve modules held on Fridays that explore different aspects of science policy, ranging from strengthening connections between researchers and the public to the role that science plays in confronting and managing uncertainty.
CSPO has a broad network of alumni including former undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, faculty, employees, and SOtL participants. This network expands the reach of CSPO’s mission.
Other Science and Society Programs
For information about additional ASU science and society programs, visit Arizona State University’s Science and Society page by clicking here.