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Undergraduate Minor in Science, Technology, and Society in Spring 2022
Nov 9, 2021

CSTMS is pleased to announce that we are launching an Undergraduate Minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS) in Spring 2022. Please help us spread the word to undergraduates Read More

Welcome to Fall 2021
Sep 1, 2021

Dear all, Welcome to another exciting semester at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society! It is my pleasure to serve as Acting Director for the Center this year Read More

Mursinna Selected for Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship
Apr 9, 2021

CSTMS affiliate and Designated Emphasis in STS student Jordan Thomas Mursinna has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship. Following a partner Read More

DE in STS Alumnae Interviewed
Mar 19, 2021

CSTMS recently conducted interviews with two alumnae of the DE in STS Program, Kathleen Gutierrez and Julia Lewandoski. Both now work as assistant professors at UC Santa Cruz and C 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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