Becoming a Consortium Member:

Arizona State University, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes

Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The Consortium creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

Drexel University, Center for Science, Technology & Society

Drexel’s Center for Science, Technology & Society brings together faculty and students who investigate how cultural, economic, historical, and political contexts influence science, technology, and medicine, and how science, technology, and medicine influence these contexts. Faculty in anthropology, criminal justice, history, information sciences, philosophy, political science, public health, and sociology conduct original research on the impact of new technologies and scientific knowledge. They also investigate why some technologies or scientific knowledge get adopted while others do not. They offer a Master’s Degree in STS, and an Accelerated BA/BS/MS Degree in STS. Working with the Center for Public Policy, the STS Center also offers a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy. 

George Washington University, Center for International Science and Technology Policy

The Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) conducts cutting-edge research on the policy issues that affect science and technology around the world. Center faculty, who teach the MA program in International Science and Technology Policy, bring the theories and methods of this research to students who will use these ideas to shape future policies and plans here and abroad. The Center also provides a vehicle for international scholars to bring their ideas to Washington, DC. For more information, please contact

Georgetown University, Communication, Culture & Technology Program

The Communication, Culture & Technology Master of Arts Program (CCT) explores how we use media and technology to communicate from social, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Our graduate program is designed for people who want to combine their academic interests with studies of the history and future of technology. With this knowledge, students advance within their current careers, take their careers in a new direction, or prepare for further study at the PhD level.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Science and Technology Studies

Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech explores the relationship between science, technology, and society using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. Research in STS analyzes how society affects the development and implementation of scientific, technological, and medical knowledges and practices and how scientific, technological, and medical pursuits affect society. The research and scholarly interests of STS faculty cross a wide range of disciplinary boundaries: some rely on fieldwork, others are immersed in historical or governmental archival research, while others develop social and conceptual analyses to answer theoretical or ethical questions.

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The National Academies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are the nation’s pre-eminent source of high-quality, objective advice on science, engineering, and health matters. The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Their work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.