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We Are What We Remember: Memory, Identity, and Forgetting
Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will explore how memory shapes both personal and collective identity. Together biological and cultural memory create a sense of self that is stable yet always in flux. We exploit information technologies to elide the inevitable loss of human memory, in the process favoring some types of evidence over others. Digital memory appears to offer us a way around such limits. Image, sound, text, and data—all can be represented by digital code. Rumsey will discuss the responsibilities of the humanities to appraise the nature of digital code as a trustworthy medium to secure the integrity, authenticity, and accessibility of the memories that shape our collective identities. Read more.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Wallenberg Hall
Spread of Fake Health News- Snydemics of Microbes and Misinformation
Why is the anti-vaccine movement growing? How are bots spreading disease disinformation? Are there ways to prevent the spread of fake health news?

Dr. Seema Yasmin will present her work at the intersection of journalism and public health, discuss the biggest threats to global health and discuss strategies being developed to stop the spread of fake health news.

Seema Yasmin is a multimedia reporter, medical doctor, poet
and professor. She is a former disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service and a 2018 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow. Seema trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge. She received an Emmy award for her reporting on neglected tropical diseases and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017 with a team at The Dallas Morning News for coverage of a mass shooting. Her first book "The Impatient Dr. Lange" was published in 2018 and her forthcoming book, "Debunked!" dissects medical myths, pseudoscience and explores why we believe what we believe. Read more.

       Tuesday, February 19, 
2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Bechtel International Center
Curing ALS and Alzheimer's with AI featuring Alice Zhang
Join us for a conversation with Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Verge Genomics. Verge Genomics uses artificial intelligence and human genomics to transform drug discovery for multiple diseases beginning with ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Zhang has driven systems biology research at the National Cancer Institute, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University and UCLA.

Zhang graduated from Princeton University with high honors in Molecular Biology. Read more.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
The Ethics of Technological Disruption: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Leaders and Beyond
This quarter, Professors Mehran Sahami, Rob Reich, and Jeremy Weinstein are teaching a Continuing Studies course titled ‘The Ethics of Technological Disruption: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Leaders and Beyond.’ On Wednesday February 20th, the class will discuss AI and Military Use with guest speakers Courtney Bowman (Privacy and Civil Liberties Team Lead, Palantir), Avril Haines (Former White House Deputy National Security Advisor; Former Deputy Director, CIA), and Mike Kaul (CEO in Residence, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental). 
The course has approximately 300 students enrolled. There are, however, an extra 100 seats available. The event will take place in CEMEX Auditorium from 7:00pm-8:
50pm on Wednesday, February 20th. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here at your earliest convenience. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will confirm your RSVP by email.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 7:00PM-8:50PM | CEMEX Auditorium
Wildfires & Human Health

Dr. Kari Nadeau, Director of the Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, will address Wildfires & Human Health.

The unfortunate increase in wildfires in association with climate change has only augmented the impact of air pollution on health in many areas of the country. Overall, wildfires have resulted in increased strokes, heart attacks, asthma attacks and respiratory disorders.  Come hear about Dr Kari Nadeau's research here at Stanford, in which she investigates the impact of wildfires on health, focusing on the immune system and associated allergic disease. Read more.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Y2E2 299
BEAM Networking Lab

Attend this interactive BEAM workshop with energy industry focus to develop your network skills and practice them. Learn how to approach company representatives, introduce yourself and develop your list of questions to ask. Additionally, learn how to gracefully engage and disengage from a conversation.Read more.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6:00PM-7:00PM |  BEAM, Stanford Career Education, 2nd Floor Conference Room
David Behrman: Interactive Situations
David Behrman’s program will include revivals of two pieces from the early days of electronic / computer music, as well as one or two recent ones. These are pieces in which the electronics provide situations to be explored rather than fixed compositions with specific instructions to performers. The concert will follow a week of collaborative work with Mills College students during Behrman’s residency there, and will feature participation by two of the Mills grad students. Read more.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:30PM-9:30PM | CCRMA Stage, The Knoll


STS Summer Research College Deadline Extension!  Apply by Feb 22. 
During the summer, five undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the STS Summer Research College (SRC). The Summer Research College is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by engaging students in research with a faculty member on a new or ongoing research project. The program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from diverse disciplines to undertake research with a faculty mentor while being paid for their work!  
Research topics include Ethics, Nuclear Weapons & Public Opinion, Building Empathy with Virtual Reality, Gendered Innovations in Science and more!

Course Information

PWR 91KD Scripting Entertainments (for a Better YouTube)
This course is taught by STS Writing Specialist, Kevin DiPirro. Although it is not on the STS Approved Course List, feel free to take it at your leisure.
What if you could combine the distribution power of the internet with the substance of first-class scripted content? In Scripting Entertainments, pair video analysis with cutting edge playwriting scripting techniques and see what results you can make with your making of your own potent videos. Learn -- by doing -- how to analyze, script, compose, and produce high-caliber, provocative videos.  See the full course description and video here. 


Intern - Technology & Life Sciences

Work with a team of highly motivated financial professionals, who are passionate about advancing employment in New Jersey’s emerging technology and life sciences community and who support this sector with unique financing products.  

The successful candidate will perform duties that will assist the Technology & Life Sciences Division in reviewing applicants to participate in a $60 Million annual tax incentive program - the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program (NOL) and will be the first line reviewer of applicants within preset guidelines.  As time permits, the candidate will also review applicants for a $25Million annual tax incentive program, the Angel Investor Tax Credit Program (ATC).  The applicant will have a first hand insight of New Jersey businesses which are looking to create business solutions around new technologies such as education technology, financial technology and scientific cures for cancer and rare disease, and the capital needs of these companies to grow their businesses in the state of New Jersey
. Read more.
Intern Product Management, AutoCAD

As a Product Management Intern on the AutoCAD team, you’ll have a direct role in shaping the future of AutoCAD. You’ll pair with Experience Designers (XD) and Software Developers (SWD) to co-develop a product design that helps us define the AutoCAD roadmap and realize our product vision.

This will be a hands on-role where you’ll use interviews, customer visits, and other research methods to identify customer pain points, and conduct research and data analysis to prioritize opportunities. You will then define product requirements, develop concepts to meet those requirements, and conduct user research to challenge your assumptions and validate your designs. As the Product manager, you’ll be the individual responsible for coordinating a cross-functional team in this effort. Successful completion of this project may result in the development of a new feature with significant impact on AutoCAD. Read more. 

Design Engineer - Intern

Cor Medical Ventures is a leading medical device development company with an entrepreneurial mindset. We partner with surgeons and inventors to quickly and effectively bring ideas from the need generation and initial concept phase to early clinical use. The team at Cor Medical Ventures provides leadership and know how at all stages of development, leveraging our experience and past successes to rapidly innovate and commercialize medical devices. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.
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