Education & Training

Training interdisciplinary policy professionals for a rapidly changing world

Should governments regulate potentially transformative emerging science and technology, such as the use of biometric technologies in schools, and if so, how? Can we do better science, and develop better technologies, to ensure social benefit? How can scientists and engineers better engage the public and policymakers?

These are the questions addressed by aspiring scientists, engineers, and policymakers across the university—to innovate explicitly for the public good.

Whether you want to conduct public policy analysis, or just better understand the political and policy landscape of science and technology, STPP provides tools and frameworks to analyze the relationships between science, technology, equity, and related policies.

Thoroughly interdisciplinary

Faculty expertise

We have more than 50 faculty affiliates that bring a diverse range of expertise, from information and data science to energy justice to public health.
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Graduate certificate

Take courses on the ethical and social dimensions of technology and science and science and technology policymaking processes, and participate in engaged learning opportunities.
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Fellowships

STPP offers non-stipendiary pre- and postdoctoral fellowships for talented students interested.
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STPP Careers

We have nearly 150 alumni who now work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Learn more about what you can do with STPP training.
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Undergraduate training

Environment politics, globalization of biomedicine, urban sprawl, algorithms, and more. View relevant courses.
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Data science

Rethinking curriculum to include new dimensions

STPP is collaborating with the College of Engineering, Michigan Institute for Data Science, and the Detroit Community Technology Project to reimagine the undergraduate computer science curriculum to include sustained attention to social, moral, equity, and policy dimensions of data and technology.
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