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New Tools for Science Policy: Using PVM and STIR to connect science and technology to social well-being. Watch the Intro Video above, then check out the STIR and PVM videos. More

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  • CSPO Mourns Passing of Dave Conz: All of us at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University mourn the passing of our colleague, assistant research professor David Conz. Dave’s kinetic curiosity and unshackled imagination focused on how things get made and who makes them. He worked to understand the similarities and differences between professionally-trained, institutional scientists and engineers who built experimental reactors designed to fuse hydrogen or extract fats from huge glass tubes filled with algae, and their self-taught, hacker and maker counterparts who labor in “gyms for geeks” to build their do-it-yourself dreams. Read More
  • CSPO/SST Visiting Assistant Professor: CSPO and the School of Social Transformation at ASU seek to fill one position of visiting assistant professor in the field of science, technology, and social transformation, for the 2013-2014 academic year. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses for SST and one graduate course for CSPO, perform research and publish in areas of expertise, and participate in university, professional and community service activities Read More
  • Planning for Frankenstein celebration starts years in advance: ASU's State Press interviewed CSPO's David Guston and Center for Science and the Imagination's Ed Finn and Joey Eschrich about the upcoming Frankenstein Bicentennial celebration.  Read More
  • ASU to Lead Bicentennial Celebrations of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein': The Phoenix New Times blogged about ASU upcoming Frankenstein Bicentennial Celebration.  Read More


Recent Science & Policy News Archive

  • Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?: Americans are suspicious of drones. Reports of the unmanned aerial vehicles' use in war zones have raised concerns about what they might do here at home. Read More
    April 30, 2013
  • As cyberthreats mount, hackers conviction underscores criticism of government overreach: Recent cybercrime cases highlight the growing debate over how to define right and wrong in the digital age, what is public and proprietary online, and how far law enforcement should go in pursuing cybercrime. Read More
    April 29, 2013
  • Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?: Today the Supreme Court tackles a truly 21st century issue — whether human genes may be patented. Myriad Genetics, a Utah biotechnology company, discovered and isolated two genes that are highly associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Myriad patented its discovery, giving it a 20-year monopoly over use of the genes for research, diagnostics and treatment. A group of researchers, medical groups and patients sued, challenging the patent as invalid. There is no way to overstate the importance of this case to the future of science and medicine. Read More
    April 15, 2013
  • Biological computer created at Stanford: In the foreseeable future, humans might carry microscopic natural computers inside their cells that could guard against disease and warn of toxic threats based on a Stanford research achievement. A team of engineers there has invented genetic transistors, completing a simple computer within a living cell, a major step forward in the emerging field of synthetic biology. Read More
    March 29, 2013

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