We are a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working on issues broadly related to the social, legal, and ethical implications of controversial scientific issues and emerging technologies.

Research at the intersection of science, media & public opinion

Our various projects have brought together researchers from multiple departments on campus, and have included Life Sciences CommunicationJournalism & Mass CommunicationCommunication ArtsMaterials Science and EngineeringChemical and Biological EngineeringMedicine & Public HealthCivil and Environmental EngineeringEngineering Physics, the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies, Community & Environmental Sociology, and UW-Extension.

This work has been supported by