ESD.10 | Fall 2006 | Graduate

Introduction to Technology and Policy


Project Description

For your term project for this class, you will conceive, research, and write a study of an area of interest in science and technology policy. You will work in groups of 4-5 students. The reports will be based on the format and process of the National Research Council (NRC), the leading source of advice to the U.S. Government and the science and technology community, and supplemented with views and analysis techniques learned in ESD.10. Throughout the project, the structure of the assignment will help you simulate the way studies are executed in the National Research Council. Thus, one useful bi-product of this experience is learning about the NRC study process. The term project is also your opportunity to synthesize what you will learn over the course of this semester and apply it to a real world problem.

Detailed Term Project Guidelines and Process (PDF)

Supporting files:

Term Project Final Reports

The following table links to the students’ final reports on their term projects, published as ESD Working Papers.

ESD-WP-2007-01 Identifying the Dynamics of Technology Transition: ADS-B Adoption in the National Airspace System (PDF - 1.7 MB)

Norma Campos

Robert Holcombe

Misha Leybovich

Zoe Szajnfarber

Hidigunnur Thorsteinsson


ESD-WP-2007-02 U.S. Response to an Oil Import Disruption Role of the Federal Government in Light Duty Vehicle Transportation (PDF)

Kyle Frazier

Romain Lacombe

Dai Ohama

Faaiza Rashid

Monica Rush

ESD-WP-2007-03 Avian Influenza Pre-Pandemic Procurement: Recommendations for the U.S. Federal Government (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Sarah Bird

Timothy Heidel

Meghan McGuinness

Katsunobu Sasanuma

Junjay Tan

ESD-WP-2007-04 Pathways to a Trusted Electronic Voting System (PDF - 5.1 MB)

Jeremiah Connolly

Romain Lévy

Johnathan Lindsey

Judith Maro

Juan Martin

ESD-WP-2007-05 Barriers to the Success of 100% Maritime Cargo Container Scanning (PDF - 1.1 MB)

R. Cirincione

A. Cosmas

C. Low

J. Peck

J. Wilds

ESD-WP-2007-06 Policy Issues in Implementing Smart Cards in Urban Public Transit Systems (PDF - 2.6 MB)

Makoto Eguchi

Susan Fredholm

Shan Liu

Paulina Ponce de León Baridó

Jacqueline Ye

ESD-WP-2007-07 Strategies for Water Reclamation: The Role of Policy and Technology in the Las Vegas Water Supply (PDF - 2.0 MB)

Anna N. Allen

Christopher W. Evans

Tarek Rached

Hsin Min Wong

ESD-WP-2007-08 Superfund: An Assessment of Superfund Site Remedy Selection and Implementation (PDF)

Lisa M. Jakobovits

Valerie J. Karplus

Robert E. Love

J. Decker Ringo

Timothy A. Sutherland


Course Info

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Fall 2006
Learning Resource Types
Projects with Examples
Activity Assignments with Examples
Written Assignments with Examples