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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

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The Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area at the Humphrey School focuses on public issues arising at the intersection of science, technology, environment and society that shape economic development, environmental sustainability, human health, and well-being.

STEP Mission

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.

What does the STEP area do?

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

Contact Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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