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.
The Science in 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.
Goals of the STEP area:
-Educating students and professionals in thought leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, system analytics, and public communication
-Engaging the public and decision makers in dialogue, policymaking and action for the common good
-Conducting transformative research that helps solve our most pressing challenges at the intersection of science, technology, environment and society
-Creating a community that will develop and support each of our capacities to lead, collaborate and innovate
-Creating a network of faculty, students, alumni, and partners that grounds the program in the real world enabling action for high impact
In July 2014, second year MS-STEP student Matt Prorok had the opportunity to travel to Colorado to present his research on sustainable cities. Matt conducted a baseline energy study and sustainable action planning project in conjunction with the City of Louisville, CO. Read more.
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