Our Mission

The mission of STES is to produce interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking about the ethical, social, and policy dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.


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  • To facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty and students, particularly on the ways that science, technology and medicine impact rural communities and existing inequities.
  • To cultivate ethical thinking and behavior in research.
  • To expand and enhance engagement between researchers and the public in ways that benefit all stakeholders.


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