Students interested in the intersection of science and society are invited to participate in The Washington Center’s Science, Technology and Society (STS) program. Here, students become better acquainted with the policymaking process, the agencies and organizations that shape policy, and the social, political, and economic considerations that affect policy in the United States. The core areas within the STS program are environmental studies, health science and policy, and information technology; all majors and other science-policy interests are welcome to apply.

Throughout the semester students will address many of the most pressing issues faced by community and national leaders today:


  • Global climate change
  • Sustainable development
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Improved and expanded health care
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology

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