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Science, Technology & Environmental Politics (Section 15)

The purpose of this section is to stimulate fundamental inquiry on science, technology, and environmental issues as political phenomena.

Founded: 1986
Website: http://stepsection.wordpress.com
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $10.00 for other members. Subscription to Review of Policy Research included with membership.
Journal: Review of Policy Research; published 6 times per year with electronic-only access.
Newsletter: STEP Ahead
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Deserai Crow
University of Colorado, Denver

Secretary
David Shafie
Chapman University

Treasurer
David Shafie
Chapman University

Journal Editors
STEP Ahead Newsletter
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Christopher Newport University
Courtney Tan, Northeastern University
Juhi Huda, University of Colorado

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Sara Hughes
University of Michigan

Council
Term: 09/2019-08/2022
Rachel Krause, University of Kansas
Elizabeth Shanahan, Montana State University
Bentley Allan, Johns Hopkins University

Term: 09/2018-08/2021
Endre Tvinnereim, University of Bergen
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University

Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Aseem Prakash, University of Washington-Seattle
Anne Clunan, Naval Postgraduate School
 

 

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 15. Science, Technology & Environmental Politics awards to-date »

The Evan Ringquist Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper published in a relevant journal in the last two years. Relevant journals include political science, public administration, public policy, interdisciplinary environmental science, and science and technology studies journals.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Endre Tvinnereim, Chair
University of Bergen [email protected]

Aditya Das Gupta
University of California, Merced [email protected]

David Switzer
Florida Atlantic University [email protected]

Don K. Price Award

The Don K. Price Award is given for the best book on science, technology, and politics published in the last year.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be sent to the members of the awards committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Anne Clunan, Chair
Naval Postgraduate School
[email protected]

Bentley Allan
Johns Hopkins University
[email protected]

Rob DeLeo
Bentley University
[email protected]

Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize

The Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize is given for the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Saba Siddiki, Chair
Syracuse University
[email protected]

David Vogel
University of California Berkeley
[email protected]

Elizabeth Albright
Duke University
[email protected]  

Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award

The Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award is named in honor of a young scholar who tragically passed away, is given for the best dissertations in the field of science, technology and environmental politics.

Nomination Instructions: Dissertations defended in the three years prior to the year in which the award is given are eligible. Please send your nomination with the full dissertation to the Chair and committee members of the awards committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Aseem Prakash, Chair
University of Washington
[email protected]

Janina Grabs
ETH Zurich
[email protected]

Kristin Taylor
Wayne State University
[email protected]


 

The Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award

The Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award is given for the best paper on science, technology, and environmental politics presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

David Shafie, Chair
Chapman University
[email protected]

Debra Javeline
University of Notre Dame [email protected]

Elizabeth Koebele
University of Nevada, Reno
[email protected]


 

Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award

The Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award is given to an individual in recognition of their lifetime contribution to the study of science, technology, and environmental politics. Nominees must be at least 15 years from completing their PhD degree to be eligible.

Nomination Instructions: Send nominations to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Tom Birkland, Chair
NC State
[email protected]

Liz Shanahan
Montana State University [email protected]

Megan Mullin
Duke University [email protected]


 

Emerging Young Scholar Award

The Emerging Young Scholar Award is given in recognition of a researcher, within ten years of their PhD degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of science, technology, and environmental politics.

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee:

David Konisky, Chair
University of Indiana

[email protected]

Rachel Krause
University of Kansas
[email protected]

Jonas Meckling
University of California, Berkeley
[email protected] 

The STEP APSA Inclusion Travel Award

The STEP APSA Inclusion Travel Award will be granted to graduate students from under-represented groups in the discipline who are accepted to present a paper at the annual APSA meeting. They must be members of STEP (which is free for graduate students) and be presenting on a STEP or STEP co-sponsored panel. A maximum of 10 awards in the amount of $500 will be granted each year.

Nomination Instructions: Applications should be sent to the committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2020

Award Committee:

Erica Simmons, Chair
University of Wisconsin - Madison
[email protected] 

Megan Ruxton
University of Northern Iowa
[email protected]

Matt Nowlin
College of Charleston
[email protected]

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