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Sally M. Benson and Arun Majumdar: Reflections on the Future of Energy
Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy’s co-directors Sally M. Benson and Arun Majumdar, in conversation with Hoover Institution research analyst David Fedor, will discuss the latest from Stanford Energy and what this means for the global energy transformation.
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Monday, January 7, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Startups & Tech Ecosystems in the Czech Republic and Central Europe
Session #1 of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship 2019' speaker series showcases Prague's leading enterprise software startup and the Czech Republic's emerging tech ecosystem. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, ProductBoard maintains operations teams in Chechia and Silicon Valley, and is an example of world-class excellence in software development and platform deployment that is found today in Central Europe and the Visegrad Region. Our speaker will discuss the path to growth taken by ProductBoard in European and US markets, challenges in managing distributed teams and company cultures, as well as major trends in Central Europe's tech startup community. Read more.
Monday, January 7, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Hewlett 201 Auditorium
Perspectives in Assistive Technology: Course Overview & Introduction to Assistive Technology
This presentation will provide an overview of the course and a brief introduction to Assistive Technology including a definition of terms, demographics, goals of rehabilitation, perceptions of disability, the needs of people experiencing disabilities, political correctness, and numerous examples of commercial assistive technology products, research efforts, and students' projects. Read more.
*ENGR 110: Perspectives in Assistive Technology fulfills a technical requirement for the Innovation & Organization concentration.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Lathrop Library - Classroom 282
Cardinal Careers Thursday – Power Your Clean Energy Job Search
Are you considering a career in sustainability and clean energy? Come hear from recent alumni representing the California Energy Commission, Facebook, and the Environmental Defense Fund talk about their connection to service and the job prospects within clean energy. Read more.

-Terra Weeks M.S. ‘17, Advisor to Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission

-Esteban Guerrero M. S. ‘16, Data Infrastructure Operations Process & Technology Innovation Executive, Facebook

-Hillary Hull M.S. ‘12, Manager, Research and Analytics, Environmental Defense Fund

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:30PM | DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley
An intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom.

San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city’s facade—rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions—have started to show.

The book opens with a longtime tour guide recounting the history of the original Gold Rush and observing how little the people of his city pay attention to its history; it ends on Fisherman’s Wharf, with the proprietor of an arcade game museum reminding us that even today’s technology will become relics of the past. In between we hear from people who have passed through Apple, Google, eBay, Intel, and the other big tech companies of our time. And we meet those who are experiencing the changes at the grassroots level: a homeless advocate in Haight-Ashbury, an Oakland rapper, a pawnbroker in the Mission, a man who helped dismantle and rebuild the Bay Bridge, and a woman who runs a tattoo parlor in the Castro.
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Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 5:30PM-8:00PM | Bechtel Conference Center



Schneider Fellowship on Sustainable Energy

Through the Schneider Fellows program, Stanford students work at leading U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the sustainable energy field. Fellows spend a quarter tackling the world’s economic, environmental, social, and technical challenges associated with harnessing energy resources to deliver energy services.    
Fellows receive a stipend of $8,500 for a 12-week fellowship. In addition, funds are available for fellowship-related travel.  One-year fellowship compensation will be based on a nonprofit scale and will include consideration of degrees held, professional training, and years of relevant experience. The Haas Center creates and funds the fellowships; the NGO is the employer.  Read more.

*Information session this Friday from 12:00-1:00 in the DK room at the Haas Center!
2019 Injury Science REU Summer Internship

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a leading multidisciplinary injury research center, has secured for funding to continue designation as an Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CIRP’s REU program will give undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in fundamental research on the causes and consequences of child and adolescent injury. As part of an interdisciplinary team, they work across the fields of engineering, behavioral science, education, population science, and statistics. Students will apply this scientific foundation to assist in developing evidence-based prevention products, programs, policies, and interventions.
 Underrepresented students are encouraged to apply - people of color, students attending schools with limited research opportunities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. 
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Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.

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