ASU’s School of Public Affairs is very lucky to have successfully recruited Eric Welch and Mary Feeney. They will be moving their science policy research laboratory to ASU, expanding it and developing it into a full-fledged research center, the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (STEPS). Eric and Mary are actively engaged in public management and organization studies research and are now CORD affiliates.
Newly formed human resources sometimes lead to new organizational designs and such is the case with the arrival of Mary and Eric and STEPS colleagues. Since CORD focuses specifically on technology-intensive organizations and since its membership already includes a number of persons who are working on science and technology policy and environmental policy issues, the two Centers are forming a resources-sharing collaboration. The Centers will be located in contiguous space and share some staff and, it is expected, will engage in joint projects.