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who/where am I project : the underworld

The who/where am I project seeks to explore the interplay of internal and external identities in relation to place by infusing fresh site-specific, immersive, durational, and participatory theater practices into ancient myth and story-telling re-enactments. Using Old Union—the fountain courtyard, the Nitery black box, and the redwood tree picnic space--we will create a guided actor route of descent into the underworld forest of “The Handless Maiden” tale right in the heart of Stanford Campus. We will mobilize cultural protocols for community gathering in needed ways that allow us to ask anew who we are--beneath who we think we are--and to prepare us for hearing transformative stories about the places in which we live. The project is sponsored in part by NeXt Theater (in partnership with TAPS) and by STS Summer Research College under the faculty supervision of Kevin DiPirro (PWR/STS).
Suggested donations $5 youth $10 student $15-20 adult.
There will only be 50 reservations taken for each guided, immersive performance date. To reserve up to four places per performance. Reserve your spot now.
                           October 4,5,6 2018 | 7:00 PM | The Nitery, Stanford University                      October 6, 2018 | 2:00 PM | The Nitery, Stanford University
Pediatric Healthcare Innovation and Technology Transfer
The pace of pediatric healthcare innovation typically lags behind adult healthcare innovation because of differences in market size and financial return. Given the challenges, Stanford Children’s Health makes a point of encouraging and supporting development of new pediatric devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, and platforms. Charlette Stallworth will discuss ways to disclose, assess, fund and commercialize inventions at SCH. Dr. James Wall will highlight inventions and inventors who enter the tech transfer process with anything from a diagram on a napkin to functioning prototypes. Each journey is different and compelling. Attendees will depart with greater understanding of SCH tech transfer and keen desire to be involved in groundbreaking – or even incremental - innovation, which transforms pediatric healthcare. Read more.
Monday, October 1, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Alway Building, M106
Pace Harmon Consulting Case Preparation Workshop and Information Session
Pace Harmon would like to invite Stanford students of all majors to our Consulting Case Workshop and Info Session event (refreshments provided) on Monday, October 1st, 5.30pm – 7pm at Tressider Memorial Union, Cypress North Room. We will be going through what a consulting case interview is like, providing tips on how to do well on consulting cases, and introducing some of our members of the San Francisco office, our firm, its background, and core services. We will also describe a full-time Management Consultant Analyst’s roles and responsibilities over light refreshments. After the presentation, students are welcome to ask questions and meet our team. While this event is tailored to seniors looking for full-time opportunities, we welcome juniors to attend and learn more about our firm as well. We look forward to seeing you there! Read more.
Monday, October 1, 2018 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | Tressider Memorial Union, Cypress North Room
Coterm in Sustainability Science & Practice Info Session
Interested in earning an M.S. or M.A. in Sustainability Science and Practice? Please come to the School of Earth's Fall info session to learn about this highly interdisciplinary master’s program. The coterm in Sustainability Science and Practice equips students with the knowledge, mindsets and practical skills needed to understand and intervene in complex systems in service of sustainability – supporting human well-being around the world and across generations. Students will learn to understand and intervene in complex social-environmental systems; study the strategies, behaviors and decision making of change leaders; and develop their ability to build partnerships and design innovations for meaningful impact. Stanford undergraduates from all majors are welcome. Read more.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Mitchell Building, Room 138
Fall Career Fair
Venture into the biggest on-campus experience of the year to connect with opportunities for meaningful work.

280+ employers, 100+ alumni, and 1000s of job and internship opportunities for all majors and levels from a vast variety of industries to discover! 

Get prepared - review the list of employers and what they have to offer you! Read more.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 11:00AM-3:00PM | White Plaza
Human Capital and Technology: Building the New Social Contract
Please join us for a speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on why investing in Human Capital now is critical for thriving in tomorrow’s disrupted economy. Dr. Kim will discuss new World Bank research to be released at the IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meetings on the changing nature of work and the impact of technology and innovation on people’s lives, especially the poorest. As developing countries prepare for an increasingly complex, digital future, Dr. Kim will challenge the technology community to lead in shaping a more prosperous and sustainable world. 
The speech will be followed by a moderated discussion with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State. Read more.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 12:10PM-1:30PM | CEMEX Auditorium
Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director, Microsoft Research
Eric Horvitz is a technical fellow and director at Microsoft Research.  He has made contributions in areas of machine learning, perception, natural language understanding, decision making, and human-AI collaboration. His efforts and collaborations have led to fielded systems in healthcare, transportation, ecommerce, operating systems, and aerospace. 

He received the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Prize for contributions to AI.  He has been elected fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as president of the AAAI, and on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, DARPA, and the Allen Institute for AI. Beyond technical work, he has pursued efforts and studies on the influences of AI on people and society, including issues around ethics, law, and safety.  He established the One Hundred Year Study on AI and served as a founder and co-chair of the Partnership on AI to Support People and Society.  Eric received PhD and MD degrees at Stanford University. More information can be found on his home page.  A list of publications can be found here. Read more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200
The "Smartness" Mandate: Infrastructure, Ecology, and Ubiquitous Computing
Today, growing concerns with climate change, energy scarcity, security, and economic collapse have turned the focus of urban planners, investors, and governments towards “infrastructure” as a site of value production and potential salvation from a world consistently defined by catastrophes and “crisis”. 

This talk will interrogate the different forms of futurity and life that are currently emerging from this complex contemporary relationship between technology and design by engaging in a genealogy of "smartness" ranging from cybernetic ideas of machine learning in the late 1950's to early efforts to integrate computing into design at MIT in the Architecture Machine Group in the 1970's to contemporary greenfield "smart" developments in South Korea, India, and Abu Dhabi and the algorithmic financial instrumentation and data center infrastructures that support this speculation. In doing so, the talk will ask how these contemporary practices in ubiquitous computing, machine learning, responsive environments, and "resilient" planning are shaping the design of large-scale infrastructures, making certain forms of life vulnerable and expendable and producing our imaginaries of the future of life.  Read more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | Oshman Hall
Heather Tallis, The Nature Conservancy, The Changing Face of Conservation
Heather Tallis is Global Managing Director, Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation for The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental organization. She is a recognized scientific leader in bringing human well-being considerations into conservation. Previously, Tallis served as the first female lead scientist in the history of the Conservancy. She directed the Human Dimensions Program, an initiative that incorporates ecological, social and economic sciences so that human well-being is integrated into conservation practice from the planning stage forward. Read more.
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall


STS Honors Program -
Applications Due!

Are you interested in science and/or technology and its intersections with ethics, history, culture, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, or psychology? 

As a Stanford student, you are offered an amazing opportunity to conduct your own innovative research through the Science, Technology, and Society's Honors Program. Not only do honors students become experts in a specialized field of interest, but the honors designation signifies intellectual independence, analytical rigor, organizational skills, discipline, and perseverance. This is a great change to delve deeper into your passions with the guidance and support of a phenomenal team. You can watch past Honors students share their experience, read past theses in the Stanford Digital Repository, and learn more about the Honors Program on the STS website.

For more information contact
Dr. Kyoko Sato at <>, or during drop-in hours:
Tuesdays 2-4pm at Building 200 Room 021

 Apply here by October 12th


Product Design Intern

We are looking for a Product Design intern who has the ability to assist in UX/UI, product design and product marketing collateral creation. This person will work very closely on business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications for web and mobile.
The ideal intern candidate will have a small portfolio of creative and convincing designs in web, mobile and infographics and be passionate about creating product designs that amaze and delight customers. This internship is for Fall/Winter 2018. Read more.

Environmental Consulting Internship

Local environmental consulting firm looking to hire interns interested in working in environmental consulting. Previous experience in environmental consulting is a plus but not a requirement.

This position would assist in executing and delivering our projects and also get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a successful environmental consultant.

Ideal candidate would be comfortable in working in a new environment, perform diverse set of tasks related to management, marketing, engineering and report writing. They would also be excited about challenges and working to solve critical problems as they arise. Read more.
Global Community Fellowship 2019-2020

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges. Read more.
Analytics Intern - Football Operations Philadelphia Eagles

The Analytics Intern will work with the football operations staff on a wide range of analytical projects. Candidates will primarily assist in managing and analyzing data. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative skills and the technical ability to implement ideas. The internship will expose candidates to the day-to-day work of a modern NFL front office. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.

Course Information

*Please note the following course(s) are not currently on the approved course list, though you are able to petition them to count toward your curriculum.

EDUC426: Maximizing Personal Potential: Behavioral Science and Design
This experimental course facilitates the application of the methods, theories, and findings of behavioral science to students own lives and improvement projects. It does so by combining behavioral science with a design thinking approach. You will learn to identify your potential, navigate to achieve it, and stay resilient during the journey. Students will design their own action plans, define goals and prototype strategies to test them, in an iterative feedback cycle. Our course thus blends two intellectual streams that seldom intersect: behavioral science and design thinking.
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