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Upcoming Events

AI for Good Seminar Series - AI for Human Rights
As a team of scientists working as statisticians for human rights, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) partners with human rights advocacy organizations to identify questions that can be answered and arguments that can be strengthened using data science.  Dr. Price’s talk will highlight how data science and AI methods and tools are being used to tell stories, build cases, and answer important questions about the human toll of conflicts in Syria, Mexico, and Guatemala. She will also address the potential harm that can be done when relying on incomplete and imperfect data in domestic situations such as predictive policing of drug use in Oakland. Read More.
Monday, February 24, 2020  | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center (Room 200)
Energy Seminar: OGCI Climate Investments: $1B+ for a Sustainable Low-Emissions Future, Mark Coalmer

Mark Coalmer is a 27-year veteran of project management and leadership. As CCUS Projects Director, he and his team at the $1B+ Climate Investments fund identify and advance promising projects and technologies to reduce atmospheric CO2. Mark has designed and led projects as an engineer and project manager and also managed teams of thousands implementing hundreds of concurrent projects in the US and Middle East.  At Occidental he has served in a variety of roles that include Chief Facilities Engineer, Operations Manager for Permian, and most recently Director of Major Projects worldwide.  An avid outdoor athlete, Mark holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University. Read More.

  Monday, February 24, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Behind the Scenes: Product Management & UX Design

Thinking about a product management/design internship or career? Not sure what that means, what it can look like or where to start? BEAM, Stanford Career Education, invites you to connect with young alumni in product careers to:
-Learn insights about the product industry and what to expect
-Participate in an experiential activity to get a taste of "a day in the life"
-Ask your questions - such as how to land an internship - and get real, honest answers

Alumni guests include Ximena Ampuero (Senior Design Researcher at DropBox, SYMSYS '14), Cole Connely (Senior Product Manager at Adobe, STS '13) & Atira Richards (Product Manager at /dev/color, SYMSYS '13). This interactive event is a perfect way to get the inside scoop about product management and design research! RSVP Here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6:30PM-8:00PM |
BEAM, Stanford Career Education - 1st floor conference room

FSE Global Food Security Symposium Series | Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security Challenge
Join us for a talk with agricultural and development economist Christopher B. Barrett, this quarter’s visiting scholar with the Center on Food Security and the Environment. Barrett is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and an International Professor of Agriculture with Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Professor Barrett will discuss food systems advances over the past 50 years that have promoted unprecedented reduction globally in poverty and hunger, averted considerable deforestation, and broadly improved lives, livelihoods and environments in much of the world. He’ll share perspectives on the reasons why, despite those advances, those systems increasingly fail large communities in environmental, health, and increasingly in economic terms and appear ill-suited to cope with inevitable further changes in climate, incomes, and population over the coming 50 years. Barett will explore the new generation of innovations underway that must overcome a host of scientific and socioeconomic obstacles. Read More.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 3:30PM-5:00PM |
Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford

Strava Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Mark Gainey @ ETL

Mark Gainey is the co-founder and executive chairman of Strava, which launched in 2009 as a web platform that allowed cyclists to track their rides via GPS devices. Two years later, Strava had only around 5,000 members, but soon the rise of GPS-enabled mobile phones and wearable fitness trackers kicked the company into high gear. A decade later, propelled by six fundraising rounds that have brought in $41.9 million, Strava has grown into a platform where more than 40 million athletes around the world communicate, track their workouts and compare their stats.

This appearance by Mark Gainey is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor. Read More.

   Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | 
NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford

How Women Can Lead Healthcare Reform
How Women Can Lead Healthcare Reform
Featuring Rosemarie Day '88, health reform pioneer & author of a new book,  Marching Toward Coverage - How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 PM 
Building 200 - History Corner, Room 205

Join us as health care reform pioneer and author Rosemarie Day discusses how women can take action to make healthcare a right in the U.S.  With 28 million Americans uninsured, and millions more who can’t afford their coverage, Day asks the fundamental question: Can we, as a nation, do better?  Day believes we can and will—once women begin to engage collectively around this topic.  Day will share insights from her new book, “Marching Toward Coverage:  How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare” (Beacon Press, 2020). 

This event is co-sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford in Government, Stanford Women in Law, and Stanford Women in Politics  
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6:30PM-8:00PM |
Building 200, Room 205, Stanford

Environmental Forum | How Can Climate Science Help the Climate Crisis?

Please join us for an Environmental Forum with Professor Stephen Belcher, Chief Scientist, Met Office, UK.

How Can Climate Science Help the Climate Crisis?

The impacts of climate change are already evident both in the UK and worldwide, through changes in extreme weather, diminishing snow and ice and rising sea levels. The Paris Agreement in December 2015 marked a turning point in climate negotiations with 195 governments agreeing to take global action to tackle climate change.

As a result, the focus of climate science research at the Met Office has changed to reflect these changing drivers: moving from proving that climate change is happening to understanding the nature of the change. Robust, impartial and targeted climate science is needed to manage the risks of climate change, including developing strategies for lowering greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the changes to our climate which are unavoidable. Read More. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 3:30PM-5:00PM |
Y2E2 Building, Room 299, Stanford

Bits & Watts Community Forum: The Clean Energy Innovation Pipeline

Please join us in the Shriram Tea Room for free food, drink and a casual conversation with Tenley Dalstrom on building the clean energy transition.

Abstract: As the risks of climate change become more evident, investors are divesting from traditional energy, the energy industry is turning toward more renewable fuel sources, and policy makers are committing to clean energy goals around the world. To fill the vacuum, we need to cultivate a host of new technologies from ideation to commercialization. How best do we as an ecosystem of incubators and accelerators develop a pipeline of innovation to fill the gap?
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 5;00PM-6:30PM |
Shriram Tea Room, Stanford


New Course Announcement!
CS 278: Social Computing
Today we interact with our friends and enemies, our team partners and romantic partners, and our organizations and societies, all through computational systems. How do we design these social computing systems to be effective? This course covers design patterns for social computing and crowdsourcing systems, and the foundational ideas that underpin them. Students will engage in the creation of new computationally-mediated social environments.

There are no formal prerequisites; an understanding of computing at the level of CS 106A will be helpful. Team projects may involve programming.

TechnoServe Labs
NYC Internships

The TechnoServe Labs team is hiring interns to join our New York office in 2020! TechnoServe partners with multinational corporations to improve the livelihoods of thousands of farmers and businesses across their supply chains in emerging markets. Our team works to introduce technological innovation into our model to reduce cost and open up paths to scale solutions across our field offices in Latin America, Africa, and India.  

We're looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals with strong backgrounds in international development to join us in creating innovative business models to bring people out of poverty.

Apply here through our UltiPro system. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

More information about this STS alumni company


Market Research Analyst

Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research firms and truly an independent voice among the leading research brands. While many know us for our political polling, the vast majority of our business is in other areas – media & advertising, brand marketing, product innovation, and customer engagement. Ipsos is a prodigious generator of information on the behavior and attitudes of consumers, voters, decision-makers, and the general public on all facets of our culture. Ipsos truly understands the “voice of the people” because we listen to it firsthand every day.
Learn more 


AWS Sales Intern

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. Americas Sales organization is a diverse team that focuses on driving greater AWS adoption and customer value.
We are hiring Sales Interns to help us increase customer adoption of the AWS cloud platform. As a sales intern, you will collaborate with sales teams to help build new business client leads, enter new client data, and assist with opportunity execution and follow up. As part of your internship, you will attend the AWS Sales Internship Bootcamp and immerse yourself in cloud computing, develop business and sales acumen, and learn more about Amazon culture. Post Bootcamp, you will work on your projects, complete the Cloud Practitioner examination, and attend professional development events. Upon completion of the internship program, selected interns will receive a full-time offer to join the AWS Sales Rotational Program starting in 2021. 
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Cloud Engineer Intern

Job Description Summary
McAfee is seeking a Cloud Engineer Intern based in Santa Clara, CA. This intern will be working with the Consumer Products Business Group and will be working on AWS technology by implementing cloud native solutions. To be successful in this role, the intern should be familiar with designing and implementing serverless application using public cloud and a strong understanding of algorithms. The internship will start May/June and will end after 12 weeks.
About the Role
We are looking for interns with unique and innovative skills, style and point of view. You can be an architect, scientist, threat researcher, or a coder as long as you possess a passion for cybersecurity design.


Data Analyst Intern
Clockwork Recruiting

Job Description
We are seeking a Data Analyst Intern to become an integral part of our team!

Help manage and migrate Client data
Provide support for Translation, Maintenance, and Cleaning of Client Databases.
Reporting and extracting data for various reports and analyses
Help develop / maintain standards for database integrity and quality assurance
Coordinate corrective activities to clean database and retain users
Manage communication processes with other departments regarding database improvements

Bachelors Degree/ Track in Quantitative Area
Data Entry, Translation, and Analysis experience.
6 months of customer service experience analyzing and solving customer problems
6+ months of intermediate level of proficiency in tracking, trending and reporting on metrics

Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake and
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