STS.081 Innovation Systems for Science, Technology, Energy, Manufacturing, and Health


Class Info

Examines science and technology innovation systems, including case studies on energy, computing, advanced manufacturing, and health sectors. Emphasizes public policy and the federal government's role in that system. Focuses on the US but uses international examples. Reviews foundations of economic growth theory, innovation systems theory, and the basic approaches to science and technology policy. Explores the organization and role of energy and medical science R&D agencies, as well as gaps in those innovation systems. Also addresses the science and technology talent base as a factor in growth, and educational approaches to better support it. Limited to 25.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.081 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by W. B. Bonvillian.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 5-231.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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