The mission of the STEP area is to integrate science with public policy, community action, and multi-sector governance to advance the common good in a complex and diverse world.
Educate students and professionals in thought leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, system analytics, and public communication
Engage the public and decision makers in dialogue, policymaking and action for the common good
Conduct transformative research that helps solve our most pressing challenges at the intersection of science, technology, environment and society
Create a community that will develop and support each of our capacities to lead, collaborate and innovate
Create a network of faculty, students, alumni, and partners that grounds the program in the real world enabling action for high impact