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STS Wire 2/6/2017

In this Issue
  • STS Honors Proposal & Grant Writing Workshop
  • STS Director's Band Plays CoHo on February 9th
  • Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign: From the Innovator's Workbench
  • Sustainability, Science and Practice Coterm Information Session
  • Earth Systems Coterm Information Session
  • H&S Undergrads LinkedIn Lab
  • Unexpected Turnouts
STS Honors Proposal & Grant Writing Workshop
Are you interested in doing your own research and/or pursuing Honors? Whether you are just curious about what an honors thesis entails or are already planning to do an honors thesis, come grab a delicious lunch and learn what it is all about! 
Dr. Brian Thomas (Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising & Research), Dr. Kyoko Sato (STS Associate Director & Honors Director), and Kevin DiPirro (STS Writing Specialist) will lead this interactive workshop covering essential components of a successful project, as well as how to write an effective proposal for research grants. Honors proposals are necessary for the major grants deadline on Monday, March 13th, to help find a faculty advisor, and for the STS honors application. Last year, two STS students received the major grant to spend part of the Summer on their honors projects! Read more about the STS Honors Program.

Please RSVP here for the STS Honors Proposal & Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Building 200, Room 230
STS Director's Band Plays CoHo on February 9th

Come watch your STS Director, John Willinsky, and his band Mayfield perform this Thursday at CoHo!
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 7:30PM-9:30PM | CoHo
Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign: From the Innovator's Workbench
Stanford Biodesign launched the From the Innovator’s Workbench speaker’s series in 2003 to enable the Stanford Biodesign community and the public to learn from the greatest health technology innovators of our time. With multiple Innovator’s Workbench events held annually, each one features an individual or a panel of innovators being interviewed about their innovation process, insights, and perspectives on the changing healthcare landscape. Read more.
Monday, February 8, 2017 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | Paul Berg Hall
Sustainability, Science and Practice Coterm Information Session

Want to be in the first cohort of a new MS/MA coterm in Sustainability Science and Practice, learning how to create and lead effective solutions for 21st century challenges? Join us at this information session for homemade brittle and more information about this new coterm.
Monday, February 6, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Y2E2 362
Earth Systems Coterm Information Session
Learn about the application process, the MS and MA programs, and get questions answered! The Earth Systems Program offers: MS in Earth Systems and MA in Earth Systems (with Environmental Communication focus). Winter quarter deadline is approaching, Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Join us if your application is underway, or if you have other questions on the coterm!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Y2E2 362
H&S Undergrads LinkedIn Lab

Bring your laptop and create or update your LinkedIn profile in one hour. We'll share strategies to get the most out of LinkedIn by building a dynamic profile and utilizing unique LinkedIn features to find connections. Note: this lab is for sophomores, juniors, seniors and master's students who are declared in the School of Humanities & Sciences.

You can register on Handshake.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | 1st Floor Conference Room, BEAM

Unexpected Turnouts

In 2016, elections around the world yielded unforeseen turnouts. What explains the unexpected results in Britain, USA, and Colombia? Are there any common themes in these elections or can they be explained by the specific context of each country? What challenges to democracy come from these cases? The Stanford Program in Law & Society invites you to an interdisciplinary panel of experts discussing these cases from a comparative perspective. Featuring Professors Hector Hoyos, Pamela S. Karlan, and Larry Diamond. Dinner will be served.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Room 280B, Stanford Law School
Summer 2017 UX/UI Intern for GameSpot

The UI/UX Intern will assist in designing features for a major event while also assisting in improving and introducing new feature designs for GameSpot and Giant Bomb along with the existing design team. This internship will provide the candidate with real-world experience in implementing the design process and learning how to work with other teams (engineering, product, and marketing). It will also provide a chance for the intern to work in an environment providing interaction design, visual design, and UX practices. S/he will work closely with a fellow designer who will mentor the intern. Read more.
Policy Associate for Frontier Group

Frontier Group hires college graduates into two-year associate positions. Associates split their time between policy analysis work with Frontier Group and a program of intensive training and hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing conducted in partnership with the Public Interest Network. Associates in their first year spend about half their time working on policy analysis and writing with Frontier Group, increasing to about 75 percent in their second year. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, the associate will be eligible for a policy analyst position within Frontier Group, or may choose to be considered for a leadership role with one of our partner organizations. Read more.
BC3 Climate Action Fellowship 
The Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) is a coalition of San Francisco organizations dedicated to forging collaborative, local solutions to climate change. We work together—across businesses, across government agencies, and across economic sectors—to secure a vibrant future for our city and our planet.
We are looking for a fellow to help us tell the BC3 story, drive our projects forward, and provide day-to-day to support to the Program Director. As a small organization, BC3 depends on fellows who are entrepreneurial, creative, and excited about taking on substantive responsibilities. Strong communication skills are a must.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a passion for climate solutions and an interest in interacting with Bay Area sustainability leaders. Most BC3 fellows have had success finding full-time Bay Area employment following their fellowships. Read more.
Cardinal Quarter Fellowship
What are you doing this summer? Stanford offers paid fellowships to do good in the world!
Various types of public service fellowships and internships are  available as part of the campus-wide Cardinal Quarter initiative. Funded fellowships are open to undergraduates, providing $5,000 base stipends  for nine-week summer experiences in the U.S. and abroad. Additional  financial supplements are available to those who qualify. Want to learn more about Cardinal Quarter opportunities? Please visit  our website for more information.
The application deadline is  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 
BEAM Job Postings
Conservation Ecology Field Assistant - Santa Lucia Conservatory
Resilient Landscapes Program Intern - SF Estruary Institution
Environmental Modeling Intern - Henry's Fork Foundation
Yellowstone Archaeology Program Intern - Yellowstone National Park
Environment America Fellow - Work For Progress
Product Design Intern - SciRobot
Radio Volunteer Fellowship - KNOM Radio Mission

Laboratory Assistant - Stanford School of Medicine

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology

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

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