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STS Wire 12/12/2016

In this Issue
  • Write an opinion piece for Intersect: Stanford's STS Journal
  • Master’s Program in STS at the Munich Center for Technology in Society
  • Meet the MAKERS Fall 2016
  • The Process: In Conversation with Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum
  • CSPC Fellowship
  • Summer Institute for General Management
Write an opinion piece for Intersect: Stanford's STS Journal
Got some thoughts about science, technology, and/or society that you are burning to share? Want to get published in a peer-reviewed journal? Write an opinion piece for Intersect: Stanford's STS Journal!   
Intersect is accepting opinion pieces for its Winter Quarter edition. Previous topics have ranged from CS's impact on social good movements to the whether chimpanzees should obtain human rights. Piece typically range from 1000-3000 words, although longer pieces have been considered.
For more information click here. If you have any questions, please email capan@stanford.edu
Master’s Program in STS at the Munich Center for Technology in Society
The STS Master’s Program at MCTS is empirical, interdisciplinary, reflexive and research oriented.
       From bio-technology to energy transitions, from automated mobility to data security- the big challenges of todays’ societies are inseparably connected to scientific, technical and social questions. The Master’s program Science and Technology Studies (STS) will teach you how to reflexively research, develop problem-solving skills and critically intervene in the big socio-technical issues of our time.
In the Master’s program you will learn:
  • empirical research methods and analytical skills to study the conditions and consequences of contemporary science and technology
  • interdisciplinary approaches to urgent questions about regulation, responsibility and sustainability of science and technology
      Alongside the STS Master's program, we offer specializations in the Philosophy of Science and Technology or the History of Science and Technology. 
      The STS Master’s program is research oriented. The program prepares you for future academic research (such as a PhD), as well as careers in science and technology management, science communication and journalism, and in science funding and policy. Studying the Master’s program STS will equip you to deal with the challenges and to embrace the opportunities of todays’ technologized societies. Read more.
Meet the MAKERS Fall 2016
More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and more! Read more.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 9:30AM-11:30AM |The Atrium, Peterson Building 550
The Process: In Conversation with Track Changes Author Matthew Kirschenbaum
The advent of word processing in the 20th century revolutionized the tools available to writers, but less clear are the effects it has had on the actual writing process. How many writers embraced the new technology? Did it affect their process? How did it change our understanding of writing?

In Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing, Matthew Kirschenbaum, professor in the University of Maryland’s English department, examines how the interests and ideals of creative authorship came to coexist with the computer revolution. He will be joined onstage by famed science fiction screenwriter and novelist David Gerrold, perhaps best known for writing the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” the science fiction novel When HARLIE Was One, and his Hugo and Nebula award winning novelette The Martian Child. Gerrold built his first computer in 1978 and has many tech and computer columns and articles to his credit.

Join us as Kirschenbaum and Gerrold discuss the evolution and history of word processing, the early adopters of the technology, and discuss the impact it has had on the creative process. Read more.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | Computer History Museum, Mountain View
CSPC Fellowship

Stanford is invited to nominate one student each year for the prestigious fellowship at The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C.
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellowship is for sophomores and juniors with a focused research agenda related to the American Presidency and/or Congress who want to learn about policy, leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research and scholarship, to develop as future leaders of character, and to be inspired to careers in public service. Read more.
Summer Institute for General Management
  The current job market is extremely competitive, and companies are hiring young professionals who can make an immediate impact in the workplace. The Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM) will provide you with the tools you need to distinguish yourself and get hired.
The Summer Institute for General Management is a four-week summer program centered around a curriculum of business fundamentals taught by Stanford GSB Faculty. It is designed for students from non-business majors, with each year's class including representation from the humanities, arts, engineering, social sciences and more. Class sessions are supplemented with additional professional development training and esteemed guest speakers from the Silicon Valley community. The first application deadline is January 27, 2017 (also the deadline for merit-based awards). Read more.
BEAM Job Postings

 Spring 2017 Content Development Intern – The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Beetle Taxonomy Internship - National Ecological Observatory Network

Physical Science Intern - Applied Materials

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology

Marketing Internship - Colourpop Cosmetics

Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Undergraduate Immigration Internship - Community Legal Services East Palo Alto

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