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2016 News:

Spring 2016 Callout Information! January 28th in WTHR 104 from 6-7pm.

Come learn about us and what we do to promote social responsibility in science and technology! Free pizza and beverages will be provided!

Conference Updates! First speaker announced: Professor David Forsyth from University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign!

Check out the NEW the Conference 2016 page for updates on the conference: Artificial Intelligence - Programming our Future! 


Student Pugwash USA is looking for new student board members by March 11th, 2016! E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the application! 

Are you passionate about ethical, policy, and societal dimensions of science and technology? Do you want to be a leader in engaging others on these issues? Want to help decide the future of a student-run national nonprofit with over 30 years of experience in promoting social responsibility in science and technology? If these opportunities excite you, apply today to become a student board member of Student Pugwash USA! Student Pugwash USA empowers students to learn to think in a new way about the roles of science and technology in society. We explore the human value dimensions associated with emerging and established sciences and technologies, from biotechnology and solar power to nuclear weapons and big data.

A student-driven initiative started in 1979, SPUSA empowers and equips students and young professionals to identify, critically analyze, and shape the ethical, policy, and societal dimensions of science and technology. SPUSA is also the U.S. student affiliate of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, recipients of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize. Our unique Board of Directors is comprised of one-third student members, who enjoy full voting rights and are empowered to participate fully. Student Board Members will work with the full Board of Directors to help set SPUSA’s national priorities and agenda, foster and maintain our network of students, manage our social media outlets, and help to develop programs and activities for engaging students.


 Willingness to commit at minimum 5 hours per month plus occasional teleconference board meetings and conferences

 Available for at least a two-year term

 Full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student (including masters and professional schooling) of any discipline (U.S. citizenship/residence not required)

 Leadership experience (broadly construed) in the STS or science and technology policy community, or a closely related field, strongly encouraged, including previous experience or familiarity with SPUSA or other Pugwash organizations