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STS Wire 11/21/2016

In this Issue
  • STS Conference Room
  • Stanford Meaningful Work Certificate
  • Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
  • Energy Seminar: Hal Harvey, Policies that Work: How to Land on a Low Carbon Energy Future
  • A Colloquium: Activism at Stanford, Then and Now
  • Healthcare Innovation Internship
  • Section Editor
STS Conference Room
STS has recently rennovated its Conference Room to make it more student-friendly. We welcome you to come study, take a break between classes, or relax with friends in our new space. Join us in 200-017 Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (excluding lunch from 12:00pm-1:30pm)! See you there!
Stanford Meaningful Work Certificate
 What is this? This experience-based certificate is designed to help you explore and connect successfully with the field-specific knowledge, people, and resources needed to help you successfully attain the opportunities you want, be it a job, internship, or other career opportunities.
 How will this benefit me?
  • Design different pathways to connect your experiences in and outside of Stanford to your desired career goals.
  • Connect to employers and alumni through on-the-ground industry immersions, coursework, and mentorship opportunities.  
  •     Understand and implement the steps and strategies to find and pursue desired positions. 
You won’t be in this journey alone. With your cohort of fellow Humanities & Sciences undergraduates, you will work together and support one another as you complete the certificate and design your pathway to meaningful work. Meaningful work has more than one definition, it’s not just social impact. Meaningful work is defined by the person pursuing it, and can mean many different things. 
Who should apply? The inaugural cohort will be selected from juniors and seniors in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Interdisciplinary majors in the School of Humanities & Sciences. 
Learn more about the certificate here. Submit your online application by Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59 pm. For questions, contact Urmila Venkatesh at urmilav@stanford.edu.
Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

 Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Many have made the “run” or “walk” a Thanksgiving Day tradition. 

You’ll also be giving “thanks” by helping Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County and The Health Trust. These charities provide families with their most basic needs for “health, hope, and a home.” The “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, is now in its 12th year and the total amount given to charity has exceeded $5 million.

There are several events to choose from within the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a kids fun run. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast and flows through downtown neighborhoods and business areas. Read more.

Monday, November 24, 2016 | Times Vary | Downtown San Jose

Energy Seminar: Hal Harvey, Policies that Work: How to Land on a Low Carbon Energy Future 
Energy is used in every part of the global economy—powering our homes, businesses, factories, and cars. Meeting our country’s (and indeed, the world’s) climate commitments therefore means reducing emissions from every sector. Smart energy policy can drive down greenhouse gas emissions quickly and affordably, while stimulating innovation and economic growth. Alternatively, poorly-designed energy policy, no matter how well-intentioned, can increase pollution, lock-in dirty technologies, waste money, and prevent us from meeting our climate goals. Because the energy industry is capital-intensive, and energy infrastructure is built to last for decades, it is crucial to get these policies right the first time. So which policies will actually make a meaningful impact in reducing emissions, and how can they be designed to maximize their benefits?

This talk will discuss three types of energy policies and how they can be structured and implemented to serve their intended purpose. It will conclude with a list of the world’s key climate and energy policies, and highlight a handful of real-world examples. Read more.
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
A Colloquium: Activism at Stanford, Then and Now
Student activism is on the rise at Stanford and on campuses across this country on a wide range of issues. This public discussion of activism at Stanford offers an opportunity to consider the roles that student, staff, and faculty activism have played University during the University’s first 125 years. It will provide a chance to see how activism, never with entirely predictable results, sometimes succeeded in changing Stanford, in raising national awareness, in altering and, at times, advancing the state of American higher education. Of relevance to STS, for example, Stanford’s involvement in developing technologies in secret with the U.S. military were the target of protests in the 1960s and 70s, followed by the passing of an Openness in Research policy in 1971. 

The discussion will bring this past into conversation with campus and community activism today. What are the lessons of earlier activism and what has changed? The voices brought together for this event will be those of students, staff, and faculty with demonstrated commitments to change. All are welcome to engage in this discussion, with a potential for continuing the conversation about affecting change today.

Participants: Rochelle Ballantyne, Dereca Blackmon, Al Camarillo, Larry Diamond, Lily Lamboy,  and Myra Strober.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 3:00PM-5:00PM | Bender Room, Green Library

Healthcare Innovation Internship
Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) is a seed stage healthcare innovation fund with one simple mission: Make Something Better™. Based in Nashville, TN, Jumpstart is dedicated to being the home of healthcare innovation, helping entrepreneurs make something that truly makes a difference. Our proven market acceleration process has graduated 48 companies who have gone on to raise more than $38M in follow-on capital.

OhanaHealth is a distinctive, paid internship experience designed to advance healthcare innovation. Through OhanaHealth, students with a passion to see positive change in healthcare through entrepreneurship are connected with leading industry organizations that are currently researching, designing or implementing healthcare innovation initiatives. Organizations and students, contributing as “entrepreneurs in residence,” will collaborate to create solutions to the unique challenges facing the healthcare industry today. Read more.

Section Editor
Quantumrun believes in being educated about the trends shaping our future. We believe being informed about future developments in technology, science, health, and culture is empowering. We believe that knowing what's coming allows us to contribute to the future and not become a victim of it. At Quantumrun, we want to spark a conversation, engage with our readers and ultimately help shape a better future, together.
Quantumrun is looking for individuals to fill out its editing team. The editing team oversees and evaluates all submitted material prior to publication. The editing team proofreads all content, verifies facts and, if necessary, clarifies information. You will also provide feedback to the writers to ensure they continually develop their writing skills. The editing team may rewrite headlines, captions or entire sections of copy; change layouts. Each section editor will be responsible for a section(s) within the Quantumrun, and must help ensure their respective sections meet the necessary quota of articles to be published. In all, a position as a section editor among the Quantumrun editing team will entail working closely with the various Quantumrun divisions to bring together all content related elements needed for a successful web publication. Finally, while you will be supervised and trained by experienced QR staffers, and most work will be done virtually over the course of the year. Read more.
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