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STS Wire 5/16/2017

In this Issue
  • STS Honors Theses Presentations
  • Where's Waldo? A Brain's Perspective
  • Careers in UX/UI Design: How to Get There and Where to Start
  • Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Change (feat. Tegan and Sara) 
  • SACNAS General Info Meeting
  • Making the World Nuclear After Hiroshima
 STS Honors Theses Presentations
The Program in Science, Technology and Society invites you to watch our Honors Program students share their theses presentations. Topics include harp design, ride sharing technology, national parks, and medical marijuana. Lunch will be provided.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 11:00am-3:00pm | Mendenhall Library (120-101)
Where's Waldo? A Brain's Perspective
Where’s Waldo? A Brain’s Perspective. "Where’s Waldo?” is just one of thousands of examples of visual search we perform every single day. From driving a car to looking for groceries in a store to avoiding NPCs video games, we, as humans, are constantly using our visual system to search through scenes. In this talk, we will explore a variety of experiments focused around how the human brain processes a visual search and how that influences media/game design. We will understand where our brains excel, where they fall short, and how to design products that best take into account the brain’s functionality. Read more.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | SAPP Center, Room 114
Careers in UX/UI Design: How to Get There and Where to Start
This event is a perfect way to get the inside scoop about UX/UI design as a career from various industry experts. Get some hands on experience and see if design could be a fit for you! Connect with recent Stanford Alumni with experience in various aspects of UX/UI design. Not only will they share insights about the world of design, they will also take you through an activity to give you a taste of "a day in the life".
Alumni guests include: Karen Lum '11 STS (Product Design) UX Designer / Video Producer UX Design Instructor @ General Assembly Francisco Guzman '12 MS&E, '13 M.S. in Symbolic Systems Lead Designer @ Instacart Rebecca Pariser '10 Comparative Literature (Creative Writing) Designer @ Big Tomorrow Alumni will cover the different types of design careers, facilitate an interactive activity, tell you how to break into design in Silicon Valley, and provide tips on how to prepare yourself now for a design career later. Read more.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | BEAM, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Change (feat. Tegan and Sara)
How can we employ the music and impact of Tegan and Sara and Warner Bros. Records to launch a successful advocacy and social impact campaign?
Join executives from Pandora, Warner Bros Records, and the Tegan and Sara Foundation in designing national music marketing campaigns. In this music business and marketing workshop, we will use music, data, technology, and marketing to create social change for all live music listeners at venues and festivals. Our social initiative specifically addresses the needs of the concert-going LGBTQ community.

Pandora Challenge workshop attendees will learn how to analyze music streaming data to identify markets, cultivate influencers and advocates, design artist campaign messages and ads on online radio and music streaming services, and design clear goals and calls to action. Working with music industry mentors, we will create a pitch for a national social impact marketing campaign! Read more.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 12:30PM-5:00PM | Roble 116
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) General Info Meeting
We’re SACNAS, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science and we’re a new organization here at Stanford. 
We support underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students achieve careers in STEM fields. At the meeting, we will share some of the tentative plans for the year, how you can get involved our local SACNAS events, and how to officially join the national SACNAS. Read more.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 6:00PM-7:00PM | Room 118, Science Teaching Learning Center
Making the World Nuclear After Hiroshima
How did the world experience and respond to the 1945 atomic bombings? What did Hiroshima come to symbolize for the global policy frameworks of nuclear technology? How was the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki reconciled with the later development of nuclear weapons? What did we learn about the impact of radiation on human health and the environment, and what role did such knowledge play in the making of the nuclear world? How has the world come to live with the nuclear presence that is part of our life today? The conference with revisit these enduring questions in light of new sources and recent scholarship. Read more. Please take a moment to review the conference program and information, and register by May 16 at this link.
 May 22&23, 2017 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | Stanford Humanities Center

Assistant STEM Educator
Under the direction of the Site Coordinator, the STEM Educator will work to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math growth of students participating in the WISE Afterschool Program in a variety of ways. The STEM Educator will lead groups of elementary and middle school students through a curriculum intended to support the development of these skills. The Educator’s main responsibility will be adapting fun and engaging activities to support students’ academic development. Regularly reports student progress to the Site Coordinator. Read more.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. Read more.
Baseball Video Specialist
You are a baseball fanatic. You have the desire to work within the sports industry. You have a keen eye when it comes to analyzing sports video. Sound like you? Then this position is the perfect opportunity.  We are currently seeking a detail-orientated Baseball Video Specialist for our office in Hillsboro, Oregon.
You will be responsible for operating software for the purpose of capturing, editing, and distributing TVTI’s MLB video services. The video work will be done at the completion of a period/game, which primarily takes place in the evenings. Read more.
2017 Public Policy Institute
 Have policy decisions gotten your attention as of late?

Interested in learning about how those decisions get made, why, who makes them, and their effects?

This two-week intensive course focuses on how public policies affect communities of color, broadly defined. As a student in the course, you will come face-to-face with the people making public policy, the people whose lives are most affected by it, and the people who use sophisticated analytical tools to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Read more.
Apply by May 25th!
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Policy and Legal Research Intern -  UNO Charter School Network
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