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STS Wire 10/17/2016

In this Issue
  • Award Presentation of the Staley Prize to Lochlann Jain
  • Stanford Design Challenge featuring BOSE
  • Graduate School Exploration Fair
  • Stanford MARINE Campus Kick-Off: Ocean Candidates Forum Livestream
  • The Makers Series: David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar
  • PennDesign in San Francisco
  • Notation in Science Communication
  • Luce Scholars Program
  • Image Quality Internship
  • Strategy Consulting Summer Internship
Award Presentation of the Staley Prize to Lochlann Jain
J.I. Staley Prize is given annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. The award recognizes innovative works that go beyond traditional frontiers and dominant schools of thought in anthropology and add new dimensions to our understanding of the human species. It honors books that cross subdisciplinary boundaries within anthropology and reach out in new and expanded interdisciplinary directions. Watch our own STS affiliated faculty, Lochlann Jain, recieve the Staley Prize this afternoon.
Monday, October 17, 2016 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Building 50, Room 51A
Stanford Design Challenge featuring BOSE
Team up with fellow Stanford students to design and build an audio and science educational kit, inspired by BOSEbuild. Pitch your idea to experienced audio technology leaders!

In this one-day design challenge featuring Bose, you will:
  • Explore the science of hearing and audio technology
  • Discover areas of educational impact for middle and high school students
  • Create, record, and experience 3D audio  
  • Design and prototype a kit using hardware & software
  • Put your development ideas to the test in front of a judging panel of audio technology experts

This challenge is open to all Stanford University students - undergraduate and graduate - in all areas of study.
After claiming your ticket, please fill out this form to be placed on a design team. Read more and reserve your spot here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 9:00AM-6:00PM | CCRMA, Stanford
Graduate School Exploration Fair

      Don't know where you're going after graduation? We invite you to Stanford's Graduate School Exploration Fair!
Over 50 institutions offering graduate programs in law, health, science, business, public affairs, arts, humanities and more!  Regardless of your major, year in college, or future goals, there are numerous benefits to attending the Annual Graduate School Exploration Fair. This event will show you what options are available and help you get started on the graduate school application process. Meet with school representatives face-to-face and receive personal interaction as you: 
  • Explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education
  • Learn about the requirements for programs
  • Gain detailed information about various schools and their programs, domestically and internationally
  • Gather materials you can review later
  • Network with professionals in your future field, some of which are other Stanford alums 

    Read more here.

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 4:30PM-7:30PM | Tresidder, 2nd Floor
Stanford MARINE Campus Kick-Off: Ocean Candidates Forum Livestream

Join us for an hour of food and drinks as we introduce MARINE, followed by a livestream of the Ocean Candidates Forum, where candidates for the House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly will answer questions from the public regarding marine science and policy.

The nonpartisan Ocean Candidates Forum provides an unprecedented opportunity for interested stakeholders to see how candidates seeking to represent them in Washington D.C. and Sacramento handle challenging questions of marine science and policy. They will also answer questions from the public regarding marine science and policy. We are requesting questions from the public in advance of the event be emailed here.

The Forum, moderated by California’s Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, will feature candidates competing for the US House of Representatives seat in District 20 (Lucius & Panetta) being vacated by the Honorable Sam Farr, as well as candidates for State Senate District 17 (Monning & Kain) and State Assembly District 29 (Stone & Roberts). Read more here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 6:00PM-9:00PM | Y2E2, 300

The Makers Series: David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar

Join the Stanford Arts Institute at Oshman Hall in the McMurtry Building on October 19th for the first event in The Makers Series.  The series, which pairs artists and creators with Stanford professors, will launch with an evening discussion of art, neuroscience and the creative process.

David Byrne (artist/musician)  and Mala Gaonkar (investor and technologist), will join Stanford professors Anthony Wagner (Psychology and Neuroscience), and Charles Kronengold (Music) to discuss Byrne and Goankar’s new artwork, "The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY".  The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY  is an 80-minute immersive theater performance, where you will be guided through a series of experiences created in collaboration with working neuroscience labs. The installation will take place at PACE Art + Technology in Menlo Park from October 27, 2016 - March 31, 2017. Join us in Oshman for an engaging evening discussing the creative experience, theater, music, and the mind. Read more.

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 8:00PM-9:30PM | Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building

PennDesign in San Francisco

PennDesign will be holding a cocktail reception for prospective applicants to the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. PennDesign alumni will be available to answer questions about the program, student life, Philadelphia, and the PennDesign community. Ken Lum, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, and John Landis, Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, will also be on hand. Professor Landis will be talking about the future of the urban planning field and the faculty‐student research projects in the School.

This event is a perfect opportunity for prospective students to find out about the various graduate programs at PennDesign and speak with alumni and staff about the School, student life, and Philadelphia. Please RSVP here.
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Notation in Science Communication
The Notation in Science Communication (NSC) reflects Stanford’s commitment to addressing society’s compelling need for strong communicative literacy among its scientists and engineers. It gives students the opportunity to develop as specialists capable of explaining science in clear and compelling ways to a range of audiences. Through the NSC coursework, students also develop collaborative problem-solving skills and strategies for communication across media that will benefit them here at Stanford and in their future professional careers.Through a combination of coursework, advising and reflection, selected students can earn a special designation on their official transcripts that indicates their advanced work in science communication. Read more.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 21, by 5:00 pm

Luce Scholars Program

Interested in Asia? The Luce Scholars Program is an excellent way to spend a funded full-year in a professional placement.

The Luce Scholarship offers a unique opportunity to spend a full year in 1 of 17 Asian countries. Non-academic in nature, this program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. This program welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia (less than 12 weeks.) Age limit: 30. Read more here.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 18, by 5:00 pm

Image Quality Intern

We build technologies that put you inside the experience. With science, we make magic. We're the rain on the roof in a movie. The music flowing through your earbuds when you're at the gym. The footsteps lurking behind you in a video game. The voice of a colleague on a call who seems to be right next to you. The sight of a breathtakingly bright and vivid sunset on your TV. Making experiences come alive through technology is what we do. It's been our mission since day one. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and the opportunity to work on the latest entertainment technologies. We are looking to recruit interns in the Imaging Advanced Development group. The qualified candidate will develop image / video quality evaluation algorithms; experiment document procedures for customer deployment that enables the next generation of Dolby technologies. Read more here
The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 20th 
Strategy Consulting Summer Internship

Interested in honing your analytic, interpersonal, and leadership skills through a real-life business experience this summer? Parthenon-EY, a strategic advisory firm with offices in San Francisco and cities across the globe, is currently accepting applications for its 10-week summer internship program! Interested juniors or seniors planning to co-term.
Read more here.
The deadline to apply is Thursday,  October 20th.
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