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Student Technology Fund (STF) Project Proposal
Sep 21, 2017

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for fast-track projects with a cap of $5000 per project. The deadline to submit project proposals is Octo Read More

New NSF Workshop Grant: Social Science Insights for 21st Century Data Science Education (SSI)
Sep 6, 2017

CSTMS Faculty member, Cathryn Carson, with Co-PIs Saul Perlmutter (BIDS) and David Culler (EECS) have just received a workshop award under the NSF’s new Growing Convergent Read More

CSTMS and BIDS win France Berkeley Funds to collaborate with Bruno Latour
Sep 6, 2017

A new award from the France Berkeley Fund to PIs Saul Perlmutter (BIDS) and Bruno Latour (FORCCAST) will support an innovative pedagogical exchange between between the Berkeley Ins Read More

Keller wins NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Research Grant
Sep 6, 2017

CSTMS faculty affiliate, Ann Keller (Public Health), begins work this fall on a 2-year full research grant awarded under the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science Read More


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Algorithms in Culture

A foundational concept in computer science, algorithms – loosely defined as a set of rules to direct the behavior of machines or humans – have shaped infrastructures, practices, and daily lives around the world. The CSTMS research cluster on Algorithms in Culture explores the implications of their development and deployment in politics, media, science, organizations, culture, and the construction of the self.

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Partnership with the Forum On Climate Engineering Assessment

CSTMS has formed a new partnership with Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, an initiative of the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. Together we will assess the social, ethical, political, and legal implications of emerging technologies that fall under the broad rubric of climate engineering (sometimes referred to as “climate geoengineering”).

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Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation

The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) and co-sponsors the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research hosted a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program. The workshop gathered leading experts from multiple disciplines and research areas to examine innovative approaches to incorporating science into the policy making and regulatory processes for emerging technologies.

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Arts + Science in Residence

The Art+Science in Residence program will host artists by invitation drawn to collaboration, interested in interdisciplinary art, science and technological dialogue, and open to developing new working methods and research techniques. While the Center allows room for variance, residencies typically unfold over two years and include both an exploratory and project-development phase. The program allows for artists to embed within the unique culture of the Center and UC Berkeley and its environs. The program affords access to a dynamic and diverse community of scholars, visitors, staff, and provides opportunities for cross-pollination with a broad public.

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