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STS Honors Info Session #2

Please join us for the upcoming honors information session that will help prepare you for designing a productive research project, writing a strong proposal, and applying for a grant (up to $7500!) that would allow you to pursue original research. Bring any questions you may have to this session with the UAR’s Associate Dean Brian Thomas and STS’s Associate Director Kyoko Sato.  AND Chipotle will be served!  
Monday, January 14, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | 200-017
Governance in the Emerging World: Africa
New and rapid societal and technological changes are complicating governance around the globe and challenging traditional thinking. Demographic changes and migration are having a profound effect as some populations age and shrink while other countries expand. The information and communications revolution is making governance much more difficult and heightening the impact of diversity. Emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence and automation, are bringing about a new industrial revolution, disrupting workforces and increasing military capabilities of both states and non-state actors. And new means of production such as additive manufacturing and automation are changing how, where, and what we produce. These changes are coming quickly, faster than governments have historically been able to respond. Read more.
Monday, January 14, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:15PM | Hauck Auditorium
Needfinding and Assistive Technologies
When we look at the drivers of effective innovation we see two complementary themes emerging: First, new technologies or methods that open the way to new solutions, and second, new insights or experiences that yield a better understanding of the problem. With a design thinking approach, we begin by building empathy with the user and the situation, then we use ideation, prototyping, and iteration to explore, formulate, and test solutions. In this class session we will look at ways to gain understanding of user needs, goals, and values around a problem, as well as the constraints and requirements of the situations around them. One goal for this session is for students to identify a set of questions to explore through interview and observation with real users of assistive technologies. Teams may also get some good ideas about the people they might approach for both inspiration and insight. Read more.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Lathrop Library - Classroom 282
Tech for Liberal Arts
Tech for Liberal Arts is a place to meet employers recruiting for non-technical internships and full-time positions at tech companies. What to expect? Employers will have their own high top table with many undergrad and grad students coming through to chat. Please don't forget to bring your resume! Read more.
*Finger food provided
*Bring a few copies of your resume
*Open to all majors 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 6:00PM-7:30PM | BEAM
Info Session: Earn a Master's Degree in Sustainability Science and Practice (Stanford Coterm Program) 
Interested in earning an M.S. or M.A. in Sustainability Science and Practice? Stanford Earth's newest interdisplinary coterminal master's program equips students with the knowledge, mindsets and practical skills needed to understand and intervene in complex systems in service of sustainability – supporting human well-being around the world and across generations. Students will learn to understand and intervene in complex social-environmental systems; study the strategies, behaviors and decision making of change leaders; and develop their ability to build partnerships and design innovations for impact at scale. Stanford undergraduates from all majors are welcome. Please come to this Winter quarter info session to learn more. Read more.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Room 361, Green Earth Sciences Building
Tech Titans and National Security: West Coast Edition

This National Security Symposium is being sponsored by the Federalist Society’s International & National Security Law Practice Group, the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

The leading technology and Internet-based companies are dominant forces in the economic and cultural development of the era. They also have a vital role to play in cybersecurity and national security. This Symposium will bring together a range of people at the vital center of developing rules and parameters on these issues to debate and discuss how we might succeed in this area. Read more.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12:00PM-5:00PM | Hauck Auditorium
Cardinal Careers Thursday - Start Local, Go Big: Policy Jobs in City Government
Interested in government, but not sure if city government is right for you? Come hear from San Jose city government representatives about what a career in local government is really like, and how it can jumpstart a career in local, state, or federal offices.

-Mario Maciel, Division Manager, Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

-Nick Almeida ‘02, Chief Service Officer, San Jose Mayor's Office

-Roxanne Grillo ‘10, Sanitary Engineer, San Jose Environmental Services

-Sharon Winslow-Erickson ‘84, City Auditor, City Auditor’s Office

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Room 361, Green Earth Sciences Building

Course Information

 CEE 241B: Infrastructure Project Delivery
Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities ,and communications sectors. Analysis of how projects are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained. Focus is on public works projects in the U.S. Alternative project delivery approaches and organizational strategies. Case studies of real infrastructure projects. Industry guest speakers. Student teams prepare finance/design/build/operate/maintain project proposals. Read more.
*Petitionable Technical course for Innovation & Organization and Nature & Environment
INTLPOL 257: Technology and Public Purpose: Practical Solutions for Innovations Public Dilemmas
The arc of innovative progress has reached an inflection point. Technological innovation has brought immeasurable benefits to billions through improved health, productivity, and convenience. Yet as recent events have shown, unless we actively manage their risks to society, ranging from privacy concerns, to rogue AI and gene editing, to massive potential job losses, to keeping up with China and others -- new technologies may also bring unforeseen destructive consequence. Read more.
*Petitionable Socio-cultural course for all concentrations except Nature & Environment


Environment America Fellowship

We know all about the damage we’re doing to the planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But solutions are all around us: better solar panels, better energy storage technology, better electric cars, and on and on.

Our mission—the thing that drives everything we do—is to harness our country’s wealth, our technology and our imagination to make our world a greener, healthier and more sustainable place to live for all of us.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America during this two-year fellowship program. We work to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.
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Spirituality, Service, and Social Change Fellowship

Spirituality, Service, & Social Change fellows spend nine-weeks during summer working full-time at non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. Fellows may work in arenas such as health care, education, human rights, environmental justice, hunger and homelessness, youth empowerment, immigrant rights, and affordable housing. The fellowship also includes a weekly seminar facilitated by fellowship organizers to discuss readings and work experiences. Open to Stanford undergraduate students only. Read more.
American Voices Project Research Fellowship

An exciting new fellowship program for graduating seniors, current graduate students, new Ph.Ds, and anyone who is committed to tackling our country’s most pressing problems. This program is built around a new project, led by top scholars from Stanford University and Princeton University, that will uncover how the American Dream is faring and how inclusive and opportunity-enhancing policy might be designed.

The fellows will then learn how to analyze the interviews with the latest data science methods, identify the country’s emerging problems, and begin the task of building 21st-century policy that responds to the voices of the people. It will be a life-changing experience that prepares the next generation of leaders in academia, government, politics, nonprofits, and beyond. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.


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