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STS Wire 1/23/2017

In this Issue
  • Mastering the STS Pitch
  • Addressing Methane Emissions: Technology Limits to Mitigation Policy 
  • Advice from the Pros: Alumni in Marketing & Communications
  • Public Policy Coterminal M.A. and M.P.P. Info Session
  • The Future of Music: Space, Technologies and Institutions
  • Cupcakes and Comm-versation
  • Worlds Fair Nano SF
Mastering the STS Pitch
  How confident are you in articulating your major to others? As an interdisciplinary degree program, this is the #1 concern among STS majors. Join us for this year's Mastering the STS Pitch with Professor Willinsky and Dr. Sato. A delicious dinner willl be provided. Come prepared with questions and personal stories and get ready to learn how STS can give you a competitive edge over more traditional majors. This event is for declared STS majors only.
Please RSVP here.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | Building 420 (Jordan Hall), Room 050
Addressing Methane Emissions: Technology Limits to Mitigation Policy 
Methane, a short-lived and potent greenhouse gas, presents a unique challenge: unlike carbon dioxide, it is emitted from a large number of highly distributed sources. In this regard, timely and cost-effective leak detection across large-scale facilities becomes a priority.  As part of a federal push to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recommended the use of optical gas imaging (OGI) technologies in mandatory industry-wide leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs. Whether such ‘find-all-fix-all’ policies are effective depends on significant uncertainties, both in technology performance and emissions characteristics. In this seminar, we will explore these uncertainties and develop broad guidelines for effective methane mitigation policies. Read more.
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 12:30PM-1:20PM | Green Earth Science Building, Rm 104
Advice from the Pros: Alumni in Marketing & Communications
Interested in a career in marketing, PR, or communications? There are a variety of career paths and industries!  Come hear from alumni as they share their personal career journeys along with the insight they've gained along the way. Get advice from Stanford alumni who were once in your shoes.  
Meet an Account Executive at Method Communications, a Communications Specialist at LeanIn.Org, a Senior Account Strategist at AKQA, a Product Marketing Manager at Square, and more!  
We'll begin with a 30-minute panel, followed by a casual networking opportunity to talk individually with the panelists. Enjoy light food and drink while you mingle. Read more.
Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6:30PM | BEAM - Second Floor Conference Room
Public Policy Coterminal M.A. and M.P.P. Info Session
Earn an M.A. in Public Policy in as little as 1 year, while completing your undergraduate degree! Participate in an intellectually-rigorous program that provides a strong foundation in policy and public service. Students from all undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply. Join us at our information session to learn more!
The Public Policy Program's coterminal MA degree is available to undergraduates whether or not they major in Public Policy. This coterminal degree responds to the need for an intellectually-rigorous pathway for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to approach public service. Most students complete their MA in a fifth year at Stanford, though it is possible to complete an undergraduate and coterminal program in fewer than fifteen quarters. The program offers three tracks, depending on a student's undergraduate major. Each track includes a variety of courses from fields related to public policy and allows students to use electives or a concentration to specialize in a specific field of policy analysis. Read more.
Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Landau Economics Building - Conference Room B
The Future of Music: Space, Technologies and Institutions
This conversation is part of a visit by leaders of Lincoln Center to Stanford University to discuss the renovation and transformation of Geffen Hall. It will take the renovation project as a starting point to explore the future needs and opportunities for classical music and for cultural spaces more broadly. Read more.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 5:00PM | Oshmann Hall
Cupcakes and Comm-versation
The Communication Department invites STS students in the Communicaton & Media track to their upcoming event! Meet Comm alumni working at CBS, Google, LinkedIn, WildAid and more! Hear insights on their Comm experience, and how it has prepared them for their professional careers. Enjoy delicious Ike's sandwiches and Sprinkles cupcakes!
Please RSVP here
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | Building 120-101
Worlds Fair Nano SF

The future of our world is being created every day, in offices, labs, garages, and classrooms. While some talking heads spread fear about what lies ahead, we’ve seen the future and can't wait for it to arrive.  Join us for a whirlwind two-day festival filled with technology, futurist talks, art, music, food, and more. Worlds Fair Nano will reveal new possibilities on the horizon. Read more.
Saturday/Sunday, January 28/29, 2017 | 9:30 AM (All Day) | Pier 70, San Francisco
energyStartup Summer Internship 

Are you passionate about the environment and issues surrounding climate change? Do you want to explore careers at the cutting edge of an expanding sustainable energy industry and also benefit for the greater good?
Beginning now and until February 20, 2017, Stanford undergraduate and masters students are invited to apply through the TomKat Center for summer internships with clean energy startups in the Bay Area.
Dozens of positions are available, offering experience in areas that rance from communications and product marketing to geospatial analysis and engineering roles. Find up to three positions that suit your interests and submit your applications on our website. Don't miss this exciting experience to gain professional mentorship while contributing to our energy future! Read more.
Political Science Summer Research College

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce summer research positions for undergraduates. Participants will work directly with a faculty mentor for ten weeks and receive a $7,000 stipend. Summer Research College is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by involving students in the ongoing research of Stanford professors. Read more.
HUME Center Tutoring Opportunities
Writing Tutor: Must have a love for language and communication, enjoy meeting and working with other students, want to develop leadership skills and professionalism. Read more and apply here.
Oral Communication Tutor: Must be passionate about improving oral communication, enjoy mentoring others, and want to take their own speaking skills to the next level. Read more and apply here.
Applications due February 3, 2017
Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (FUEL) Program
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is pleased to announce the Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (FUEL) program is now accepting applications for its 2017 cohort. 
FUEL seeks to advance environmental leadership among Stanford undergraduates and co-terminal students by providing a forum in which selected students can meet and network with emerging leaders and seasoned professionals in both the private and public sectors. FUEL will allow students to investigate environmental career opportunities, learn more about the advances that environmental leaders are making today at both the state and national levels, and discuss how to improve their networking skills. Read more.
Applications accepted until February 1, 2017
BEAM Job Postings
Environment America Fellow - Work For Progress
Product Design Intern - SciRobot
Radio Volunteer Fellowship - KNOM Radio Mission

Laboratory Assistant - Stanford School of Medicine

Beetle Taxonomy Internship - National Ecological Observatory Network

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology

Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

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