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Hello, STPP Graduate Certificate Students!

Welcome back! We have a lot of exciting things happening. As you may know, I have just returned from a lovely, restful sabbatical and I am coming back to STPP with lots of excitement and plans. In that spirit, we have a lot of wonderful things happening this fall, read on below to learn more!

Welcome Back Happy Hour
Join us for a happy hour to connect and reconnect with fellow STPP students, not to mention Molly and me. I am looking forward to meeting many of you for the first time! We’ll also talk a bit about STPP’s plans for the year, and opportunities for you.

Thursday, September 19th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Dominick’s, 812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Career Development Grant
The STPP Student Career Development Grant is designed to provide supplemental support for students to attend STPP-related conferences and professional development events that may otherwise be cost-prohibitive.

This year we are increasing the maximum possible amount of the Career Development Grant to $1000. More information and the application are available at
Ford Careers
This year we are very excited that for the first time the Ford School is making its Ford Careers database available to all enrolled STPP students. It is a place to search for jobs and internships, as well as to find and RSVP to events and employer visits. We will be adding new science and technology policy postings every week. Another email will be going out separately with more detailed information on how to set up your Ford Careers account and start using it. 
Technology Assessment Clinic (TAC)
This year we are launching the new TAC, which will develop case studies focused on the ethical, social, economic, political, legal, and policy dimensions of emerging technologies. We will be hiring multiple research assistants, and encourage STPP students to participate! The job posting is up, search for reference number 62723. The application deadline is this Thursday, September 5th.
Fall STPP Information Session
Love the STPP program? Want to get your friends to join you? Tell them to come to the fall STPP information session at the Ford School! 
Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:00pm
Weill Hall room 5340
InsPIRE is the student-run Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop for students interested in science and technology policy. This year your co-chairs are Austin Glass ( and Karl Hoesch ( They are organizing a great slate of activities for you, and if you'd like to get involved or suggest an event, contact them.
Alumni directory
Later this fall STPP will be launching a new searchable directory of STPP alumni who are willing to be available to current STPP students for networking and informational interviews. This is a service that many students and alumni have requested, and we're excited to share it with you soon.
As you may have heard, I am co-hosting The Received Wisdom, a new podcast on science, technology, and society, along with Jack Stilgoe from University College London. We’ll be interviewing important thinkers and doers on how to realize the potential of science, technology, and science and technology policy to make the world a better place. We’ll be interviewing lots of folks familiar to the STPP community, from Dan Sarewitz to Ruha Benjamin. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or listen at our website.
Full events schedule for fall
We have many great events scheduled for the fall, and the full schedule is below. A reminder that the STPP lectures (2 per semester) are required for STPP students. 
Welcome Back Happy Hour
Thursday, September 19th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Dominick’s

Healthcare Activism Lunch & Learn with Beza Merid, STPP Post-Doctoral Fellow 
Monday, September 30th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Steelcase Conference Room, Weill Hall

Lunch with Max Clermont, Policy Director for Data for Black Lives
Monday, October 21st, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Max Clermont, Organizing for Algorithmic Justice: Lessons from Data for Black Lives
Monday, October 21st, 4:00pm – 5:20pm, Annenberg Lecture Hall, Weill Hall
Writing Workshop on Science & Technology Policy Briefing Memos and Fellowship Applications
Friday, November 8, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, Steelcase Conference Room
Lunch with Chris Calabrese, Center for Democracy and Technology,
Wednesday, November 20th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chris Calabrese, Center for Democracy and Technology, Facial Recognition and Its Discontents
Wednesday, November 20th, 4:00pm - 5:20pm, Betty Ford Lecture Hall
It's going to be a great year!
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