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STS Wire 09/26/2016

In this Issue
  • BEAM 2016 Fall Quarter
  • Exploring Careers Meetup for STS Majors
  • STS Welcome Back BBQ
  • Adventures in Science Communication: Shifting from the Lab to a Museum
  • California Groundwater Breifing: Findings and Implications for the Future of California's Water
  • Local Science, Artisan Science: Studying Nature in the Renaissance Pharmacy Shop
BEAM 2016 Fall Quarter
Take advantage of BEAM's upcoming Career Programs including resume clinics, interview preparation, and a start-up fair! Dates vary throughout Autumn Quarter, more information can be found here.

Exploring Careers Meetup for STS Majors
Confused about what you can do with your STS major? Unsure what meaningful work looks like after Stanford? Attend this interactive meetup where we'll discuss how to explore careers. Bring your laptop to do some online exploration during the session. Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, October 15, 2016| 12:00PM-1:00PM | STS Student Lounge (Building 200, Room 17)
STS Welcome Back BBQ
Join us for the first annual Welcome Back BBQ! Enter the raffle to win some prizes while enjoying delicious barbeque and cold beverages. No RSVP required, come celebrate at your convenience. 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 11:30AM-1:30PM | Dohrmann Grove

Adventures in Science Communication: Shifting from the Lab to a Museum

Science communication is a hot topic in the hallways of academia, but determining why, how, and where to practice it can be daunting.

Dr. Jonathan Foley, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, will speak about his vision of science communication and the role that institutions like museums play in moving science from academia to the public and policymakers. He’ll pull from his personal experience as a scientist who made the leap from the lab to a museum. Dr. Foley is a world-renowned scientist whose work focuses on sustainability and ecosystem science. His science communication has led Foley to roles as an advisor to governments, environmental groups, foundations, NGOs, and business leaders around the world

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining and sustaining life on Earth. 

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | Turing Auditorium

Computation + Journalism Symposium 2016

Data and computation drive our world, often without sufficient critical assessment or accountability. Journalism is adapting responsibly -- finding and creating new kinds of stories that respond directly to our new societal condition. Join us for a two-day conference at Stanford exploring the interface between journalism and computing. It will be a venue to seed new collaborations between journalists and computer and data scientists: a bazaar for the exchange of ideas between industry/practice and academia/research. Speakers and presenters include experts from all across the academic and media worlds -- including Stanford, The New York Times, University of British Columbia, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Science Magazine and more. For more information and ro register, click here.

September 30-October 1, 2016 | 9:00AM-7:00PM | Paul Brest Hall
Local Science, Artisan Science: Studying Nature in the Renaissance Pharmacy Shop

In this talk Valentina Puglian (University of Cambridge and Visiting Scholar with us this year in History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford) will introduce an important site of scientific discussion and experimentation of the European Renaissance that has received little attention so far: the pharmacy shop. Apothecaries were among the most numerous enthusiasts of natural history in early modern Europe. Yet, their involvement, like that of many artisans in science, has traditionally been considered tangential to the development of natural history’s polity and intellectual concerns.

Taking the case of Italy, she will argue otherwise: apothecaries not only provided crucial practical knowledge and brokering services for the running of natural history, but also contributed to spread its vogue and inflected the interests of its practitioners. Central to this dynamic was the pharmacy shop, at once a repository of naturalia, a testing room with useful equipment, and a meeting place for like-minded individuals interested in conversing about nature. Valentina will show how the average pharmacy could become a reference point for aspiring naturalists at the local level of the town; and, in turn, how this ‘shop natural history’ brings to light an urban science which, pursued in person and off paper, was the daily, informal counterpoint to the epistolary study of nature on which most scholarship has concentrated so far.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 4:30PM | History Building, Room 307
Participate in the 'Science Teaching through Art' Program!

Have you ever had to explain your research to someone who doesn't work in your field?

The Science Teaching through Art (STAR) program helps researchers of all levels learn to tell the story of their research project, through a
powerful combination of verbal and visual communication.  Come flex your creative muscles and gain a new perspective on your research!

The program begins with interactive workshops (with free food!) where
you will get training in storytelling and design from experts in science
communication. You will then have the opportunity to create a beautiful
poster or other visual aid to share at a series of exhibitions at Stanford, local high schools, and community colleges. These are fun, informal settings where you can practice the skills you learned in the workshops, share your research with the public, and inspire the next generation of researchers! The whole program runs from early October until early December, wrapping up before Winter Break. Read more here.

Apply to participate here.
INTERSECT Student Opportunities
Intersect is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, STS-focused, academic research journal run by undergrads that publishes online quarterly and is regularly cited in Google Scholar.
Ways to Get Involved:
Apply to join our editor team for 2016-17!
We are seeking highly motivated, organized, and dedicated editors for Vol. 10! Previous editing or writing experience is helpful but not required. Apply here.
Submit to the journal!
Get published and cited on Google Scholar! We are now accepting research articles, essays, thesis chapters, book reviews, and more! Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline for inclusion in Autumn issue is Friday, Oct. 7th. Submit online at here.
Become a member of our Review Board (new)!
We’re looking for peer reviewers to evaluate the quality of our submissions. If you are highly knowledgeable about an academic area related to STS (e.g. energy resources, public health, history of science), you qualify! Involves quarterly commitment of 2-3 hours to review one manuscript. Apply here.
Questions? Email us at intersect@lists.stanford.edu
Student-Athlete Leadership & Development Marketing Coordinator

The Student-Athlete Leadership & Development Marketing Coordinator will take the lead on building out and updating content on the GoStanford.com website relevant to the Student-Athlete Leadership & Development unit. In addition, the Marketing Coordinator will assist the Director of Student-Athlete Leadership & Development in the creation of regular e-newsletters and other marketing materials for programs as needed. Apply here.
Student-Athlete Leadership & Development Graduate Assistant

The Student-Athlete Leadership & Development Graduate Assistant will identify, design, and implement a comprehensive program assessment and evaluation plan for Stanford student-athletes. In addition, the Graduate Assistant will assist the Director of Student-Athlete Leadership & Development with the planning and execution of programming supporting the student-athlete community throughout the year. Apply here.

kristen.azevedo@stanford.edu for more details.

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