STPP in the Community

Faculty and students influence science and technology policy throughout the year. 

Faculty thought leaders regularly contribute to the public discourse and testify before Congress. Students have opportunities for hands-on learning by meeting with policymakers and their staff. 

"We are not accustomed to thinking about equity in context of innovation. In recent years, we have begun to recognize that marginalized communities are often unable to access the benefits of science and technology, but may be disproportionately subject to the harms."

Shobita Parthasarathy, in her testimony before the U.S. House Committee o Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy on July 16, 2021. 
Michigan capitol building in Lansing, viewed from below
Advocacy

Graduate student lobby day

20 graduate students from Rackham Student Government, Graduate Rackham International, and Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy went to Lansing, Michigan to advocate on behalf of graduate students in Michigan. The group scheduled and attended 27 meetings with Michigan State Representatives and Senators working in relevant education, appropriations, and economic development committees.
Faculty expert

Green on tech ethics in Fortune and Slate

With public controversies—from hacking threats and data security to fake news and manipulating algorithms—do the ethics of technological advancement have any influence on the companies' behaviors? Ben Green investigates.
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