The Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies
Find us at Arizona State University, School of Public Affairs
C-STEPS offers a unique research environment for faculty, graduate students, and practitioners on science, technology, and environment policy issues. Located in the School Public Affairs at Arizona State University, C-STEPS helps support a Ph.D. program in Science and Technology through funded projects which enable the training of a new generation of social scientists dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches to addressing local, national, and global challenges and opportunities at the interface of ST&E and society. C-STEPS is directed by Dr. Eric Welch and Dr. Mary K. Feeney serves as the associate director.
- Blackburn, H., Y. Plante, E. W. Welch, S. Paiva. (forthcoming). The Role of Evolutionary Forces in Access and Benefit Sharing under the Nagoya Protocol: The Case of Meishan Pigs Imported into the US. Journal of Animal Science.
- Huang, W. L., E. W. Welch and E. Corley. (forthcoming). Public Sector Voluntary Initiatives: The Adoption of the Environmental Management System by Public Waste Water Treatment Facilities in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
- Feeney, Mary K., Bernal, M. and Bowman, L. (2014). Enabling Work? Family-friendly Policies and Academic Productivity for Men and Women Scientists. Science and Public Policy.
- López Noriega, I., M. Halewood, G. Galluzzi, R. Vernooy, E. Bertacchini, D. Gauchan, and Welch, E.W. (2013). How climate and policy changes affect the use of plant genetic resources: the experience of the Centres of theConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Resources. 2(3): 231-269.
- de Oliveira, G and EW Welch. (2013). Social Media Use in Local Government: Linkage of Technology, Task, and Organizational Context. Government Information Quarterly. 30(4): 397-405.
- Feeney, M.K., Johnson, T., and Welch, E.W. (2013). Methods for Identifying Translational Researchers. Evaluation and the Health Professions. September 23, 2013, doi: 10.1177/0163278713504583.
- Africa Workshops for Capacity Building for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (More information)
- Welch, E.W., Shin, E.J., and Long, J. (2013) Forthcoming. Potential Effects of the Nagoya Protocol on the Exchange of Non-plant Genetic Resources for Scientific Research: Actors, Paths, & Consequences. Ecological Economics. (Abstract)
- Haller, M.K and Welch, E.W. Entrepreneurial Behavior of Academic Scientists: Network and Cognitive Determinants of Commitment to Grant Submissions and Award Outcomes. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. (Abstract)
- Parker, M.A. and Welch, E.W. (forthcoming). Professional Networks, Science Ability, and Gender Determinants of Three Types of Leadership in Academic Science and Engineering. Leadership Quarterly. (Abstract)
- Investing in Broadband Evaluation: Guiding Policy & Innovation for the Future (pdf)
News and Events
- Capacity Building for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources: Eric Welch and Aseffa Wedajoo have just completed an intensive workshop in Nepal as part of the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative undertaken in collaboration with national research teams in Nepal and Bhutan and with Bioversity International. The workshop participants included biological and plant scientists, social scientists and genetic resources specialists from two counties. The workshops were designed to provide an introduction on social network analysis to the national research teams and to provide training on the effective use of social network software to analyze data. Drs. Welch and Wedajoo made use of network data collected by the Bhutanese and Nepalese research teams from Internaional Treaty policy actors in their respective counties to demonstrate how social network analysis can assist capacity building for policy implementation. Ongoing collaboration will continue with the country teams as their research teams produce the policy implementation reports due later this year.
- Siciliano, M. and E. W. Welch. (2014). Personal Network Dynamics, Gender,and Career Trajectories in Academic Science and Engineering, Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.
- Li, M. H., K. Kim and E. W. Welch. (2014). The effects of social isolation and social contagion on survey nonresponse in a panel network study, Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.
- Seyoum, A., G. Galluzi, E. W. Welch, M. Halewood. (2014). Approaches and Methods for Policy Process Research” workshop organized by the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), IFPRI Headquarter, Washington DC, November 18-20, 2014.
- Kathmandu, Nepal from 3-6 December 2013. This workshop was organized for participants from Nepal and Bhutan. There were 11 participants from Nepal and 6 participants from Bhutan. Seyoum, A. and E. W. Welch (2013) Trading off Use Restrictions and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Materials for Food and Agriculture with an Emphasis on Upfront Payments, 53rd Annual Conference of GEWISOLA, Humboldt University, Berlin.