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STS Wire 10/3/2017

In this Issue
  • STS Writing Specialist, Kevin DiPirro
  • Stanford's Fall Career Fair
  • Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Postcolonial Perspectives and Possibilities 
  • Deloitte Consulting Strategy & Operations Information Session
  • "Resilient Hope: Extraction, Speculation, and "Smart" Infrastructure”
  • Become a Change Maker: DC and Beyond
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
  • Kickstart Your Social Impact Career
Need help writing a paper? Preparing for a speech? Or guidance with your Honors Thesis?
Kevin DiPirro is here to help YOU! STS Writing Specialist, Kevin DiPirro can meet with you individually during his office hours at any stage of the writing process to go over your STS writing work. Email him at kdipirro@stanford.edu or drop by 200-005 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
During office hours, Kevin can assist you with:
  • assignment assessment 
  • brainstorming 
  • mapping 
  • organizing 
  • revising drafts
  • revising/polishing prose
  • first-year writers
  • technical writing
  • Honors Thesis writers
  • Speech or talk preparation
Generally, the sooner in the writing process you can bring in the work, the more valuable that work will be. Rather than thinking about whether you have an extra half hour to spend, consider that half hour doing focused collaborative work on your project to be an investment worth probably an hour and a half on your own. He is a tremendous (and free!) resource!
Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm (200-005)
Stanford's Fall Career Fair

The Fall Fair is Stanford's largest Career Fair and serves as the primary recruiting event for employers seeking to increase their visibility on the Stanford Campus. This event attracts over 4,000 undergrad, graduate and alumni from all academic majors and degree levels including Science & Engineering, Humanities fields, Design, Medical Device, Consulting Management, and many more!

The Fall Fair is held rain or shine in White Plaza and Old Union on the Stanford Campus. Read more.

*Visit STS Alumni, Aileen Lerch at the WeWork booth! WeWork provides co-working space all over the world so members in our workspace can work to do what they love and create their life's work. I'm on their Community team which helps manage the physical space, enhance the member experience, throw events, and foster community.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 11:00AM-3:00PM | White Plaza (outside)
Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Postcolonial Perspectives and Possibilities 

Prof. Joseph Gone is Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan.

In his interdisciplinary scholarship, Gone examines cultural influences on mental health status, as well as the intersection of evidence-based practice and cultural competence in mental health services. A citizen of the Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he has investigated these issues through collaborative research partnerships in both reservation and urban American Indian communities.

Gone has published 65 articles and chapters exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in indigenous community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy and traditional healing. His articles have appeared in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall
Deloitte Consulting Strategy & Operations Information Session

Join us at our Information Session to learn about Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice and our full-time Business Analyst program and Summer Scholar internship.  Connect with recent Stanford graduates and senior leaders to hear how they have launched their careers at Deloitte and advised clients in various industries and projects. Refreshments will be served at the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Philip Pan

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 12:00pm-3:00pm | Tresidder – Oak East Lounge
"Resilient Hope: Extraction, Speculation, and "Smart" Infrastructure”

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 and cities in the United States, 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 sacrificable and producing our imaginaries of the future of life.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 4:30pm | Building 200, Room 105

Become a Change Maker: DC and Beyond

Want to be a change maker but don’t know where to start? Consider a job or summer experience in federal government. Our panelists will share insider tips on how to navigate the federal job search and be a change maker in your field of interest as a federal employee. CREAM will be served to those who RSVP. Read more.


  • David Demarest, Former White House Communications Director and Vice President of Public Affairs at Stanford
  • Laura Pietrantoni, Associate Manager at Partnership for Public Service
  • Ryan Spackman, Chief of Earth Science Division at NASA

Note: Laura Pietrantoni will offer one-on-one advising sessions from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 3:30pm-5:00pm | Haas Center, DK Room
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

This event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi. Read more.

Speakers include:

  • Carrie Hott (Media Artist)
  • Maya Ackerman (Santa Clara Univ/ Computational Creativity)
  • Michael Snyder (Stanford, Co-Principal Investigator at the Center for Genomics)
  • Mikey Siegel (Consciousness Technologist)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 7:00pm-9:30pm | Alway Building - M114

Kickstart Your Social Impact Career

Learn how to turn your interests in social impact into a job after you graduate!  Meet with leaders from over 50 social impact organizations to get first-hand insight into their career paths, their organization's work, and their fields more broadly. Come away with strategies and contacts for your job search. While some organizations may be recruiting now or later in the year, note that this is not a jobs/recruiting fair.

Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Paul Brest Hall
 Activism at Stanford Job Opportunity
Activism at Stanford seeks an undergraduate student to assist in building an interactive online historical map of activism on and around this campus from the 1890s to 2010s, with a chance to work with online tools on fascinating historical materials in the struggle for a better university and world. Up to 10 hours a week at student pay rates, starting now and continuing through Fall Quarter, with potential for continuing work over the year. Please contact Darby Kerr <kerrd@stanford.edu> with resume and expression of interest.
Accepting applications until October 10th. 
The 2017 Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication III
Climate intervention…fracking… vaccines…human genome editing…artificial intelligence… with so many complex, important, and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate effectively. The challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public have resulted in a growing area of research—the science of science communication. The National Academy of Sciences is hosting its third Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on this topic to advance a national dialogue. Read more.
Only a few more spaces left to attend in person, but they're filling up fast! A free webinar will also be available. Sign up to receive a link to view the live webcast.
November 16-17, 2017
National Academy of Sciences
Fred Kavli Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
 Big Island Farms 2018 Internships
Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program! We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 and beyond.
Big Island Farms, a vibrant 64 acre collection of tropical fruits, macadamia nut orchards, permaculture food forests and botanical gardens, began simply with a decade long effort to restore and revitalize the soil, flora and fauna of these treasured lands. After many years of allowing the natural ecosystems to re-establish themselves and create a biodynamic ecology our team began this mission to establish a unique experiential education program......Read more.
Internship spots are limited, hurry to APPLY NOW.

Cornerstone Research Analyst Positions
Cornerstone Research is excited to be recruiting for its full-time Analyst and Summer Analyst positions at Stanford this year, and we invite you to check out our Analyst experience through the upcoming events listed below.  
  Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in the context of various kinds of litigation.  We welcome Analysts from various backgrounds to work on our numerous high-profile cases. Read more. 
BRF Financial Analyst Position
Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth (BRF) is one of the largest independent wealth‐management organizations in the US, counseling clients with over $10 billion of combined assets under management.  We provide sophisticated investment advice and integrated, comprehensive planning to high net worth families and related foundations.  BRF is looking to hire Financial Analysts to join our West Coast team located in Menlo Park.  Some positions are available immediately, and some begin in July 2018.  We hope to hire truly great team players who have the potential to become partners in our organization in the future.  Interested candidates should submit application materials via Handshake prior to October 13.  www.brfadvisors.com  
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
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