Master of Science and Technology Policy

Master of Science and Technology Policy

As our technological capabilities continue to accelerate in today’s hyper-connected and increasingly resource-constrained world, we need a new type of policy expert — one who is able to ensure that science and technology help build a better future for everyone, not just a privileged few.

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Student Poster Symposium - Negotiating Evidence & Expertise Around Stem Cell Treatments

Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of a team of undergraduate researchers who have been working with Assistant Professors Emma Frow (SFIS/SBHSE) and David Brafman (SBHSE) to map and investigate the complicated landscape of experimental stem cell treatments in the US. Our students, from SFIS, SOLS and FSE, will be presenting posters with their research findings, and are keen to share their insights with you!

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Venue: ECG 341, Tempe Campus

Innovation Talk with Nicolas Rasmussen

In this talk I reconstruct in previously unavailable detail the 1980s race to clone and market what would be biotechnology’s most important product to date, erythropoietin or Epo, and follow that scientific contest into the courts deciding competing patent claims to the natural protein drug.  I argue that through case law in the new domain of recombinant DNA, the US courts imposed a de facto policy that shaped the business and scientific environment of small biotechnology firms so as to narrow research effort and assimilate the sector to the established pharmaceutical industry.

Emerge 2017

Submitted by mkovvali on April 11, 2017 - 1:53pm

Emerge is an annual transmedia art, science and technology festival designed to engage diverse publics in the creative exploration of our possible futures. The festival’s 2017 theme was Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility.