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STS Wire 9/26/2017

In this Issue
  • STS Director's Welcome
  • Bain & Company AC & ACI Info Session
  • Scopus: Advanced Search Techniques and Maximizing Your Research Impact
  • Governing in a Time of Technological Change
  • Get Ready, Set, Go: Find Your Social Sector Job
  • OnPrem Solution Partners Information Session
  • Ask a Diplomat - State Department Fellowships and Internships
STS Director's Welcome

Celebrate the opening of a new academic year at the Director's Welcome event. STS Director, John Willinsky, will welcome STS scholars Gabrielle Hecht and Paul Edwards back to Stanford, and share more about what this year has in store the Program in Science, Technology and Society. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | 5:00pm-7:00pm | Terrace Room (460-426)
Bain & Company AC & ACI Info Session

Join representatives from Bain & Company for an information session on our full-time Associate Consultant (AC) and summer Associate Consultant Internship (ACI) roles. Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm looking for talented, inspired, and passionate candidates at Stanford. AC's and ACI's get the chance to solve some of the most challenging problems facing today's business leaders, as well as work with an incredible group of driven and highly-motivated teammates. Read more.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 6:30PM-1:30PM | Stanford Faculty Club, Main Ballroom
Scopus: Advanced Search Techniques and Maximizing Your Research Impact

This workshop on using the Scopus database will cover advanced searching methods to help you save time when doing literature reviews.  It will also cover tools and techniques available in Scopus for maximizing and assessing your research impact. Topics to be covered include: citation analysis for authors, comparing journals with CiteScore, linking your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID ID, and using PlumX metrics in Scopus. Speaker: Randall J. Spencer, Elsevier.

About: Produced by Elsevier, Scopus is a large abstract and citation database covering the peer-reviewed literature: scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. Articles-published-before-issues for 4,000 journals make it a key resource for finding the latest research. Scopus includes publications in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Read more.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 3:00PM-4:00PM | Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library Training Room, Room 402
Governing in a Time of Technological Change

The world is awash in technological change that is transforming the way we live and think. The Hoover Institution invites you to take part in a detailed examination of new disruptive technologies and the consequences they bring for civil society, governance, and global stability.

A still accelerating communications revolution has changed the ways in which Americans get and use information as they go to the polls, prepare for their careers, and choose their friends and other civic associations. The U.S. election of 2016 and its acrid aftermath have demonstrated how the breathtakingly rapid development of social media has brought people ever closer and yet driven them further apart at the same time.

We will examine how the enormous advances in efficiency and mobilizing capacity brought by cyber and other forms of computer science have also enabled foreign governments to meddle in elections, hold banks and power grids hostage, and rewrite the international norms of privacy, surveillance, and freedom of expression. Artificial intelligence and robotics are upending the national workplace and its wage and employment structure. The development of additive manufacturing, in which machines are programmed to produce cheaper, much more easily available and “smarter” goods---including sophisticated weapons and highly destructive explosives---grows in leaps and bounds.

These are among the topics that a dozen experts assembled by the Hoover Institution will discuss with each other, and with Stanford faculty and students, at a ceremony to be held in Hoover’s new Traitel auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28. The panel discussion, which will be chaired by George Shultz, will be followed by a question and answer period. It will be dedicated to the memory of the late Sidney Drell, nuclear scientist extraordinaire and legendary senior scholar at Hoover. Read more.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 2:45pm-3:45pm | Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building

Get Ready, Set, Go: Find Your Social Sector Job
Cardinal Careers' opening event of the school year will help jumpstart your search for a social sector job, fellowship, or internship. Learn about the career path and public service background of Lorne Needle, '87, participate in a speed networking event with advisors from a variety of campus centers and organizations, and enjoy CREAM ice cream sandwiches. Read more.
Featured Speaker: Lorne Needle  Founder of East Palo Alto Stanford Academy (EPASA) and Current Manager of Educational Programs at Google.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | Haas Center for Public Service
OnPrem Solution Partners Information Session

OnPrem Solution Partners, LLC invites you to an information session to learn about business and technology consulting employment opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. Dinner will be provided.

About OnPrem: Founded in 2013 by four Media & Entertainment consultants with 80+ years of collective experience in the industry, we offer extensive business and technology consulting services to some of the most innovative brands in M&E.  Our ability to build long-lasting partnerships with our clients is driven by our dedication to recruiting intelligent, passionate individuals that understand the meaning of going above and beyond.  We foster an open, collaborative culture that offers unparalleled growth opportunities and special attention to individual professional/career goals. Read more.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Jaye Buchbinder '15, '16 jaye@onprem.com

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 6:00pm-7:30pm |
Tresidder Memorial Union Cypress South
Ask a Diplomat - State Department Fellowships and Internships

Calling all students interested in foreign affairs!

Come to an informational session led by Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter to learn more about the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program and get insider tips as you prepare your application.  

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid, intensive internship that offers U.S. citizen undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a federal agency and insight into the daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.  The application deadline for the Summer 2018 Internship is October 5, 2017.  To learn more about the internship program, download the Internship Brochure.

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 3:00pm-4:00pm | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Conference Room, 1st floor

PetSmart Product Design Intern, Summer 2018
PetSmart is looking for passionate interns to work in our corporate Product Design department for the summer of 2018. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to design a collection of products for a Fortune 500 retailer – now’s your chance to find out!  
As the foundation for all of PetSmart’s operations, associates at our Phoenix Home Office (PHO) thrive in a collaborative culture where being the trusted partner to parents and pets in every moment of their lives is priority number one.   
But we’re not just smart about pets; we’re smart about people too. PHO associates have the opportunity to build relationships in a fun, inclusive environment focused on caring for each other, our customers, and the communities we work and live in. From taking part in leadership workshops to volunteering at the local animal shelter, everything we do aims to help bring pet parents closer to their pets so that they can live more fulfilled lives. Read more.
Internship with the Stanford Prevention Research Center
The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is a consortium of renowned experts who are world leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. Their work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matters for health. Read more.
Symposia of Undergraduate Research and Public Service
Held over Reunion Homecoming and Admit Weekends, the SURPS are for Stanford undergraduates to present their research, arts, senior synthesis, and public service projects to the broader university community. Undergraduates from all disciplines present their current and recent academic projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Stanford. The Symposia also serve as a resource for undergraduates. Those who are not yet engaged in these pursuits can learn how fellow students developed their intellectual interests, current projects and faculty or community connections. Finally, they provide occasions for students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and alumni to witness how student projects enhance faculty work and also serve the greater community. Read more.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017  
New Fall Class!
What innovations are needed to survive in the media and information industry ecosystems? This course will introduce students interested in Computer Science, Engineering, and Media to what’s possible and probable when it comes to media innovation. Speakers from multiple disciplines and industry will discuss a range of topics with a focus on the technical trends, opportunities, and challenges. Read more.
*Although it does not meet the unit requirements of STS-approved courses, a nonetheless interesting offering…
BEAM Job Postings
Conservation Assistant -  Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Research Assistant - California Department of Public Health, Indoor Air Quality Program
Environmental Education Intern- Shelby Farm Parks Conservatory
Internship For National Legal Website -  Evan Guthrie Law Firm
Volunteer & Community Programs Internship -  Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Communications and Graphic Design Intern Museum of Chinese in America
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