“Science, by itself, provides no panacea for individual, social, and economic ills. It can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team…”
Vannevar Bush, Pioneering engineer and science administrator (1945)
In the spirit of Ut Prosim, Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff are leaders in using their technical knowledge to tackle complex problems. The Science, Technology and Engineering in Policy (STEP) program builds on that excellence and commitment to service.
The STEP program enhances the capacities of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health care (STEM-H) students, practitioners, and scholars to be effective participants and collaborators in policy processes. The program develops participants’ abilities to engage with complex public problems, recognizing that they are social and technical in nature.
Program goal: Develop and enhance STEM-H students, practitioners, and scholars’ understanding of policy processes and capacity to integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with public policy reasoning.
Target audience: Virginia Tech community members and outside partners primarily from STEM-H disciplines but with an interest in policy processes.
STEP PROGRAM NEWS
- Inaugural STEP newsletter published March 21, 2023
- 2023 STEP Keynote: A Front-Row Seat to Policymaking During a Global Pandemic (Dr. Linsey Marr) March 10, 2023
- STEP Seminar Series – Spring ’23: All are welcome February 24, 2023
- STEP & CIP-CAR Fall ’22 Cocoa & Cake Social November 11, 2022
- STEP (and other) Spring ’23 Courses & Seminar October 21, 2022
- Fall ’22 course offerings August 18, 2022
- Managing Landscapes to Reduce the Triple Anthropocene Threat with Dr. Claire Kremen – Recording of ’22 Keynote Seminar April 13, 2022
- STEP keynote: Managing Landscapes to Reduce the Triple Anthropocene Threat (Dr. Claire Kremen – 4/12/22) March 21, 2022
- Happy 5th Anniversary, Center for Communicating Science! March 21, 2022
- Spring ’22 STEP courses December 1, 2021