EST 625 Advanced Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

Spring 2022


This student-driven PhD seminar evaluates ideas and applications of science, technology, policy and innovation systems by drawing from a wide range of early and current literature and cases. Emphasis is placed on deconstructing seminal ideas and practices in the context of policy and technology change objectives. Students will refine analytical and communication skills that are relevant for advancing their independent research and work at the interface of technology, innovation, and management.

Course plan

Date,  Topic,  Lead Facilitator

Jan 27, 2022.  Introduction,  Gang He

Feb 3, 2022. STIP overview,  Gang He

Feb 10, 2022. Agencies and institutions: ARPA-E,  Gang He

Feb 17, 2022. Energy technology innovation system,  Gang He

Feb 24, 2022. Engineering Education Pre- and Post-COVID,  Jonathan Sypeck

Mar 3, 2022. Urban Economics and congestion pricing,  Gui Larangeira 

Mar 10, 2022. Low carbon technologies and international cooperation, Gang He

Mar 24, 2022. Key indicators and projections, Gang He

Mar 31, 2022. Science policy and politics, Michael DePhillips

April 7, 2022. Extended producer responsibility and waste management, Sagarika Srivastava

April 14, 2022. Early STEM education and national innovation systems, Fausto Fernandez

April 21, 2022. Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of Utilizing Waste based Biochar in South Korea, Sera Lee

April 28, 2022. Advanced manufacturing, Peter Saenz

May 5, 2022. Presentations & reflections

Guest speakers

Mar 3, 2022. Dr. Alex Anas, Theory and application of road congestion pricing

Mar 10, 2022.  Dr. John Helveston, China's role in a low-carbon future: EV and manufacturing scale-up

Mar 24, 2022. Dr. Jing Meng, Climate change and technology innovation

Mar 31, 2022. Dr. Patrick Looney, Science, Policy, Politics, and Money

April 7, 2022. Dr. David Tonjes, Extended producer responsibility and waste management

April 14, 2022. Helena Fu, Open science and national security policy

April 21, 2022. Dr. Gerry Stokes, Climate change and net-zero emissions