Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working on issues broadly related to the social, legal, and ethical implications of controversial science issues and emerging technologies. This includes ongoing surveys about public attitudes toward nanotechnology, nuclear energy and other emerging technologies, experimental studies of message processing and public understanding of controversial science, and long-term tracking of media coverage. We are also exploring the potential of the online environment for effective public communication and engagement in issues related to emerging and controversial science and technology.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation as part of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State Univertsity and the UW Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center in Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (Grants No. SES-DMR-0832760 and SES-0531194). Support for this work is also provided by a grant from the DOE NEUP, and by the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation and the DOE.