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STS Winter Alumni Panel
STS would like to invite you to an exciting evening with 4 great alumni, to share how STS has influenced their careers.  The panelists will talk about pitching their degree, first jobs out of Stanford, how the BA, BS or honors program have influenced their career, and answer questions you may have to prepare you for your career after Stanford. There will also be an opportunity to network with the alumni afterwards!  

  Space is limited as we want those in attendance to have the opportunity to have their questions answered, so RSVP now!  DINNER will be provided!  See you then! 

    Sherwin Chen '96-General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Color Genomics

Aaron Grayson ’11 Office of Registrar at Stanford University

Tyler Brown '14-Digital Banking Strategy Analyst at Javelin 

Aliza Rozen '14 Senior Product Manager at Twitter
Thursday, Febryary 21, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | Mendenhall Library (120-101)
Designing Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care
The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) annually sponsors Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign Faculty Fellowships to spur innovations in maternal child health and offer faculty the opportunity to apply their knowledge to advance care delivered through Stanford Children’s Health. Over a 6-month period, participants learn about the process of identifying innovation opportunities, inventing cost-effective solutions, and preparing to implement those inventions to improve patient care. In this MCHRI seminar, learn about education and training opportunities from the Center for Biodesign and the 2017-2018 MCHRI Biodesign Faculty Fellows who will present rapid pitches of their projects that address health challenges and needs. Read more.
Monday, February 4, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Auditorium
Harnessing the Digital Era to Advance Integrated Water Resource Management
Over the past century, communities have invested heavily in large-scale centralized engineered solutions, such as dams, aqueducts, pipes and pumps, to prevent floods and to enhance water supply reliability and security, fueling unprecedented and sometimes unsustainable socio-economic growth. These infrastructure networks have been designed and governed under the assumption of abundance and stationarity, believing that by harnessing nature we could deliver unlimited amounts of water to various sectors. There was limited accounting for hydroclimatic and human dynamics uncertainties in managing these complex infrastructure systems.

While these traditional systems have worked for most of the past century, they are now under increasing pressure due to intensified climatic variability, aging and degradation, population growth, urbanization, and shifting societal and economic priorities. In response to some of these emerging water challenges, many communities are now considering decentralized and multi-benefit water management solutions such as water recycling and reuse, green infrastructure, groundwater banking, smart water solutions, and demand management measures to combat water scarcity and enhance system-wide resiliency. As these solutions slowly disrupt our infrastructure model, a new generation of decision support tools and hydrologic models are needed which directly incorporate human and environmental complexity in order to more accurately assess water demand and infrastructure needs. This seminar will introduce a portfolio of innovative water management tools that harness new data sources to assess both evolving water demand trends and modern supply regimes. These tools offer a set of holistic solutions that aim to inform the policy and decision making process while addressing the complexity of hydrologic, socio-economic and governance dynamics surrounding water management issues. Read more.

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 4:15PM-5:30PM | Y2E2 Building, Room 299
Androids, Automata, Avatars, and Agency
Historian Jessica Riskin and computer scientist Oussama Khatib will join the Libraries' digital research architect, Nicole Coleman, for a conversation about the latest developments in robotics today and how, since the seventeenth century, the design of artificial life has been a reflection of our understanding of our relationship to machines. See the full event page for more detail and readings. Read more.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:30PM | Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room 
Bionic Ears: Cochlear Implants and the Future of Assistive Technology
In this talk, I will share my personal experience as a user with cochlear implants, and discuss the history and future of this device's development. Introducing historian of science and technology Mara Mills' term "bionic rhetoric," I will explain how the cochlear implant negotiates two different strains of thinking in assistive technology design: normalization and enhancement. My talk will conclude with a discussion of how this rhetoric gets metabolized in literary and popular discourse, and how these narratives illuminate how people with disabilities use - and even hack - their assistive technologies.  Read more.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Lathrop Library - Classroom 282
Cardinal Careers Thursday - Global Focus, D.C. Office: Jobs in International Service
You don't need to work abroad to have a career in global service! Come to the Haas Center and learn from representatives from the World Bank Group, USAID, and the International Rescue Committee on how to get involved in global service in DC. Read more.

Rachel Quint ‘10, M.A. ‘11, Strategy Manager, International Rescue Committee

Nika Soon-Shiong ’15, M.A. ’16, Disruptive Technology Initiative, Office of the President, The World Bank

Robin Swearinger M.A. ‘14, Zika Program Technical Coordinator, Global Health Supply Chain Program, USAID
Thursday, February 5, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Book Talk: The Intellectual Properties of Learning
Join STS Director, John Willinsky, discuss his most recent publication, "The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke"
Providing a sweeping millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West, John Willinsky puts current debates over intellectual property into context, asking what it is about learning that helped to create the concept even as it gave the products of knowledge a different legal and economic standing than other sorts of property. 
Sponsored by and the Program in Science, Technology, and Society 
Thursday, February 5, 2019 | 2:00PM-3:30PM | Jordan Hall, Building 420 —041 (basement)


STS Summer Research College - Apply by Feb 6. 
During the summer, five undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the STS Summer Research College (SRC). The Summer Research College is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by engaging students in research with a faculty member on a new or ongoing research project. The program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from diverse disciplines to undertake research with a faculty mentor while being paid for their work!  
Research topics include Ethics, Nuclear Weapons & Public Opinion, Building Empathy with Virtual Reality, Gendered Innovations in Science and more!


energyStartup Summer Internship

The TomKat Center provides a limited number of paid internships to Stanford students at exciting Stanford-affiliated sustainability energy startup compa- nies. The objectives of the summer internships are for students to gain work experience, develop applied engineering knowledge, learn entrepreneurship in a startup environment, and build upon their academic studies. The internships are primarily for undergraduates though a few are available for graduate students.  Read more.
Global Studies Internship Program

Build your global competence! Opportunities in 20+ countries!
See the internship listing. 
Undergraduate students in ALL majors are eligible to apply including undeclared and co-terms. Program identified internship positions cover a wide range of fields. We will also support students for self-arranged internships. 

The internship stipend $6,000 will be provided by the program, the host organization, or both.
Program website:
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Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration

The Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPAA) provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management. Internships give students an opportunity to step outside the classroom and build a set of skills applicable in their careers as artists, administrators, and future leaders.  The internships with arts non-profits are some of more than 450 Cardinal Quarter opportunities through which Stanford students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support. Read more.
Funded Summer Opportunities in Africa and India

Immerse yourself in a new culture this summer. Work closely with a business leader to help a company scale and bring prosperity to an emerging economy. Experience all that and more through a funded Stanford Seed internship. Research internships focused on studying the impact of Seed companies also available. Open to Stanford undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. Read more.
Communications & Design Intern - Walt Disney
The Communications & Design Intern provides design and publication layout support for a weekly pocket guide produced for Cast Members to assist Guests at four theme parks and Disney Springs. Additionally, technology skills are leveraged to support various content management systems and graphic design skills support the development of assets for digital signage and communication templates. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.

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