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STS Alumni Panel

STS would like to invite you to an exciting evening with 5 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! 
Learn about the panelists below:
Mark Pastore '89- Entrepreneur 
Kevin Gough '04 Director of Product Marketing-Okta
William Treseder '12-Partner at BMT
Lindsey Wilder '14-Product Marketing at Uber
Selina Her '17-Product Designer at Segment

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 | Mendenhall Library (120-101)
Pathways of Batteries Towards Sustainable Electric Transportation and Stationary Storage
Increased demands of high energy density, long lasting batteries, low cost and safe batteries for applications in consumer electronics, electric vehicle and grid with renewable energy integration present great opportunities and challenges to the society. This seminar will review the status of existing battery technology and present the challenges, opportunities and promising pathways for the future. Novel battery chemistries and materials are key for revolutionary changes. Fundamental studies with the new tools will be discussed, which are critical for understanding of battery operation and failure. Recent technology breakthroughs will be highlighted for significantly higher energy density, lower cost, better safety and longer life. Lastly, the availability of resources and recycling of batteries will be discussed. Read more.
Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12:30PM-1:30PM | Room 104, Green Earth Sciences Building
Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow, Head of AI at Google
How will artificial intelligence change the way you live, work and learn?   What skill sets will you need in the future? This new series of seminars, which we are calling "AI in Real Life," features leaders from industry and academia sharing insights into the world of artificial intelligence.  Each week, speakers from a range of industries: Read more.
-Explore exciting advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning and separate the hype from reality.

-Showcase real-world AI applications that are being used to solve problems, make discoveries and change the world.

-Discuss challenges around ethics, privacy and bias and potential unintended consequences of this technological transformation.  

-Highlight how AI is changing fields like medicine, law, education, business, entertainment, etc. and affecting the people who work in them.

-Illustrate the types of skill sets and knowledge students should acquire to successfully implement AI solutions in their fields.
Monday, November 5, 2018 | 4:30PM-5:30PM | Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200
Meaningful Work Kit Group Session
Have you thought about your dream job? What does meaningful work mean to you? Join us for a group session to use our new Meaningful Work Kit! You’ll define what your core values are, the work culture you are seeking, and the skills you want to use. We’ll walk you through the process, provide lunch, and you’ll end up with a tangible list of your career priorities. It’s a new service prototype from BEAM and we want your input! At the end of the session we’ll ask for your feedback and suggestions for the next version. Meaningful Work Kit Group Session Wednesday 11/7 12Noon-1:30pm BEAM, 2nd floor conference room Only 12 spots available. Register soon! Lunch will be provided. Email Margot Gilliland with any questions or to get on the waiting list, margotb@stanford.eduWe look forward to seeing you there! Margot Gilliland and Laura Dominguez Chan. Read more.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | 2nd Floor Conference Room - BEAM
Patent Research Skills Workshop
Are you curious about patent research? Do you want to learn about search tips and tricks to help you gain a better understanding of the patent literature? This one hour workshop will provide search strategies and tips for making the most of your patent research.

This workshop is free, but open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, with a wait list when all slots are full.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 2:30PM-3:30PM | Training Room 420, SAPP
Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM
Can the culture of STEM help reproduce inequality?  The professional cultures of STEM, which give each discipline its particular “feel” and unite discipline members under a taken-for-granted system of meanings and values, are not benign. Drawing from several NSF-funded survey and interview-based studies, Dr. Cech argues that these professional cultures can have built within them disadvantages for women and other under-represented groups in STEM. Specifically, Dr. Cech discusses the role of three particular cultural ideologies—schemas of scientific excellence, depoliticization and the meritocratic ideology—in producing these disadvantages.  Dr. Cech explains why decisions (e.g. admissions, hiring, tenure) that partially rely on assessments of individuals’ “fit” with professional cultures are particularly important to critically examine for their potential to contribute to inequality. Read more.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 4:15PM-5:45PM | Shriram Center, Room 104
The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design
Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials, shape memory alloys, in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading. Shape memory alloys belong to a class of shape memory materials which can undergo large deformations while reverting back to their original, undeformed shape. This unique property has led to the development of numerous applications in the biomedical, aerospace, and commercial industry. A multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach is taken to explore the potential use of these systems for applications in earthquake engineering. Component testing, full-scale testing, and detailed analyses show great potential for these systems to significantly improve the earthquake performance of steel-frame buildings, nonductile concrete buildings, and bridges.  Read more.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 4:320PM-6:00PM | Cubberley Auditorium


PhD Program in Science and Technology Studies
The Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer invites applications for admissions into our PhD program. Founded in 1982, the STS Department at Rensselaer is one of the oldest and most highly recognized programs in this field. Our Faculty is internationally recognized for research that emphasizes the cultural, historical, economic, political, and social dimensions of our scientific and technological society, with a strong emphasis on ethical engagement. Topically, our work spans a wide range including and not limited to sustainability, digital culture, disability studies, food security/justice, STEM education, critical design, human health, medicine, and energy and environmental policies. Read more.
Opportunities Galore: Fellowships in Public Service and Social Impact
Interested in a professional fellowship in government, a leadership opportunity in the nonprofit sector, or a study or service experience abroad? In this workshop, you'll interact with ProFellow Founder, Dr. Vicki Johnson, as she guides you through some activities to find professional and academic fellowships that match your background and career goals. You'll create a free ProFellow account where you can bookmark fellowships that you identify during this workshop. From her experience as a four-time fellow, Vicki will also share her insider tips on creating a competitive application.   Stay afterwards for a unique opportunity to meet Bay Area Fellows from wide variety of local, national and international fellowships, including Fulbright, San Francisco Fellows, Education Pioneers, Capital Fellows and much more! Read more.


Undergraduate Research Assistant in Cyber Risk and Economics

Organizations, both private and public, are persistently under cyberattack. Predicting the attacks and the amount of damage that could be caused by an attack is important to understand how to manage cyber risk. Most studies aimed at calculating risk for cyber focuses on applying existing economic mechanisms such as game theory or statistical techniques such as Bayesian inference to cyber issues. We believe there are characteristics of cyber risk that require new mechanisms to be developed to explain and manage cyber risk beyond traditional tools. Read more.
Student Multimedia Content Producer (Photography/Video) at Stanford

The Career Management Center offers expertise and partnership to over 2500+ large and small, for profit and nonprofit organizations and to over 900 Stanford MBA and MSx students annually. Our team of 23 professionals creates, delivers, and orchestrates a broad range of services, events, and resources. For students, the CMC offers many career strategy and skill–building workshops, individual advising/coaching sessions, an online career resources website. We are seeking a student multimedia content developer to produce different types of content (photography/video) for the Stanford School of Business Career Management Center (GSB CMC). The GSB CMC produces multimedia content for multiple platforms (web, video etc.) for graduate students.
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Technology Business Analyst 

Myers-Holum is a technology and management consulting firm founded in 1981 and based in New York, New York. Myers-Holum has several professional services practices with specialized skills and expertise. This job posting is for a position in the ‘Cloud Practice’ which was started in 2016 and is focused on delivery of NetSuite and other cloud services. Myers-Holum has been a NetSuite Alliance Partner and Commerce Agency Partner since 2017. Read more.
Associate Producer, PGA Tour Radio

Works with producers and members of the programming team to create superior sports radio programs primarily for Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio. Candidate may work as a producer/board operator for sports talk shows on PGA TOUR Radio and other channels as well as in the sports newsroom. Candidate will produce imaging for the program and create promos to promote said show(s). Supports creative processes, content development and production. Exercises both creative abilities and technical skills. Edits materials and operates an audio board. May be assigned to more than one program and perform slightly different functions across programs. Read more.
Bio-Development Sequencing Internship

Over a decade ago, Cepheid set the standard for innovation in automated molecular diagnostics with our first GeneXpert system. We have never looked back. Our product is the most versatile molecular diagnostic solution on the market. Not only are our Xpert tests among the most accurate, they are also fast and easy. So easy, that anyone, in almost any setting, can benefit from our test results. Our mission is to deliver a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere. Whether testing for tuberculosis in a mobile clinic in Botswana, for CT/NG in an OB/GYN practice in Madrid, or for a broad range of healthcare associate infections (HAI) in a hospital lab in New York City, Cepheid is positively impacting the quality of patient care and saving lives every day. Make a difference in healthcare and join us on this mission!  Read more.
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