Policy Issues Involving Science and Technology in Public Policy Programs

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) focuses on enabling the engineer to understand and work at the interface between technology and society. Society is largely responsible for setting the goals and framing the problems that engineers work on. However, technologies designed by engineers profoundly change the societies in which they operate. Technology has enabled a healthier, richer and more productive society. At the same time, technology has contributed to the creation of many of the more serious problems our society faces.

EPP majors are not educated to be a different kind of engineer. Rather their education is intended to enable them to be better, more socially responsible engineers in the traditional engineering fields, such as one in Materials Science Engineering.

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy offers: