Advancing science and technology policy research and solutions for a sustainable global future

Established in 2008, The Center for Science, Technology, and Environment Policy Studies (CSTEPS) joined Arizona State University to offer a unique research environment for faculty, graduate students, and practitioners of science, technology, and environment policy issues.  

Located in the School of Public Affairs in downtown Phoenix at Arizona State University, CSTEPS is dedicated to training of a new generation of interdisciplinary social scientists committed to producing policy-relevant empirical research.  Much of our work is global, with several projects either located in other countries or focused on global trends and issues.  

We conduct our work by:  

  • Conducting creative, multidisciplinary, empirically-based research for the public good. Find out more about our research projects. 
  • Serving as an international focal point for interaction among faculty, researchers, students. Find out more about our team and collaborators.
  • Evaluating policy and developing recommendations and solutions for real-world challenges. Learn more about our research findings.