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Deborah D Stine PhD

I’m Dr. Deborah D. Stine, your instructor. For over 30 years, I've been fortunate enough to work for some of the top organizations in the country as a translator of science and technology to policy makers. I've worked at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research; the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University. I’ve influenced countless public policies throughout my career through my understanding of science, engineering, technology, and public policy. Many of the scientists, engineers, and health professionals who I’ve mentored have gone on to successful careers in the White House, Congress, federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, business, and industry. Now I'd like to provide that same knowledge and guidance to you.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

New "Science and Technology Policy, Program Evaluation, and Analysis" Certificate Program Offered for the 2021-22 Academic Season

The S&T Policy Academy is now offering a certificate program for individuals who complete all four of our classes in addition to the digital badges for each class.

In order to obtain a certificate, you need to complete all four classes below.  Classes may be taken in any order.

If you sign up for all four courses at once, you will get the following in addition to the benefits offered by each course:

(1)  The ability to participate in the Q&A sessions for any cohort, and access the teaching videos shortly after sign-up. 

(2)  One hour of career counseling, resume review, and job-, internship, or fellowship-hunting advice (a $300 value). 

After the current set of classes end, we will begin offering classes in order beginning with Level 1 in the summer of 2021 (late-June to early August), Level 2 during the holiday break (Dec-Jan), Level 3 around spring break (March-April), and then Level 4 (May-June).  Note that each class includes three 30-minute coaching sessions, so you can ask questions of the instructor at any time, even if your schedule does not align well with any cohort.

If you have taken one or more S&T Policy Academy courses prior to April 1, 2021, you will still qualify for the certificate if you take the remaining classes.  If you have already taken an equivalent to the Level 1 class (e.g., CASE workshop), we will drop the requirement for that class.  

To signup for the appropriate number of classes, identify which category you fall into in the table below and click that price point.  You will then be brought to a page where you can pay via credit card or Paypal.  You can then indicate which classes you need access to.  After that, you'll receive a link providing you access to each course.   If you sign up before June 15, you can use the discount code "PILOT" to get $100 off (as the virtual Level 1 content is at the pilot stage.) 

Certificate Program Cost
Students, Postdocs, Fellows, Unemployed
Student (etc.) NSPN Members
Friend Discount
4 classes
3 classes (1 already taken)
2 classes (2 already taken)
1 class (3 already taken)

For questions or comments, email Dr. Deborah Stine.  This is an experiment, so feedback is welcome!