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STS Wire 3/13/2018

In this Issue
  • Become an STS Peer Advisor
  • Become the STS Undergraduate Liason
  • Work, Mobility, and Risk in a Changing Monsoon
  • Social Startup Success
  • Machine de Cirque
  • From the Innovator’s Workbench
Thank you to those who contributed to a very special evening at Professor John Willinsky's home, and thank you, John, for hosting. I hope everyone enjoyed the conversations as well as the opportunity to meet and chat with both current STS majors and prospectives. Hope to see you again at another STS event in the future!
Become an STS Peer Advisor
We are looking for energetic, knowledgeable and responsible STS majors who are able to work 3 hours per week and the occasional student event such as Major’s Night.  This is a great opportunity to network within the STS student and faculty community, to share your degree experiences with prospective and current majors, to sharpen your communication skills and to bring a student voice to STS programming and events! Read more about this opportunity.
Become the STS Undergraduate Liason
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the liaison for the program in Science, Technology, and Society dedicated to building community and establishing relationships between students, alumni, and affiliated faculty members.Read more about this opportunity.
Work, Mobility, and Risk in a Changing Monsoon
  Most scholarship in the social sciences and humanities remains “climate blind”.  This is certainly true of the study of migration. The profusion of work on networks and connections and diasporas in recent historical scholarship, for example, has paid little attention to landscape and climate. By contrast, in policy circles, invoking the figure of the “climate refugee” serves to erase context, agency, and power from our understanding of how climate change affects particular communities in particular places. My talk asks whether it is possible to bring climate back in to our study of migration, but without falling prey to an older and discredited environmental determinism. Drawing on research in coastal South India and further along the Bay of Bengal’s littoral, my talk seeks to overlay maps of risk with routes of migration, juxtaposing climatic and imaginative geographies. In doing so, I aim to chart the convergences as well as the tensions in the ways ecologists and humanists think about region and space. Read more.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 3:30PM-5:30PM | Building 50, 51A
Social Startup Success
 The Haas Center for Public Service is excited to be hosting a book talk for Kathleen Kelly Janus's new book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference . The book is a blueprint for how to make a difference and features the stories of dozens of the most impressive changemaker organizations of our generation. Join us to learn some of the best practices for how to launch, sustain, and grow a nonprofit organization. Read more.

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
Machine de Cirque
Even as big circuses are folding their tents, intimate circuses are on the rise. The Quebec City–based Machine de Cirque is a prime example: just five guys existing in a post-apocalyptic world without women or computers. How will they survive? Watch and see. Machine de Cirque was founded in 2013 with the aim of engaging imaginations in their community. It adroitly blends acrobatics, juggling, music, dance, clowning, and derring-do. Read more.
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7:30PM | Memorial Auditorium
From the Innovator’s Workbench
Stanford Biodesign launched the From the Innovator’s Workbench speaker’s series in 2003 to enable the Stanford Biodesign community and the public to learn from the greatest health technology innovators of our time. With multiple Innovator’s Workbench events held annually, each one features an individual or a panel of innovators being interviewed about their innovation process, insights, and perspectives on the changing healthcare landscape.

This event will feature Joe Almeida, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baxter International Inc. David Cassak, a renowned healthcare journalist, is the moderator of the event. Read more.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center

Spring Splash 2018: Teacher Registration Now Open!

 Greetings from the Stanford Splash team! Spring Splash 2018 is May 5th and 6th and teacher registration is now open through March 9th. Stanford Splash is a unique outreach opportunity for your student group to introduce students in 7th through 12th grades to the subjects you are passionate about. Previous classes have been on mars settlement, juggling, hip-hop dance, web development, and many other topics. Now is your chance to instill excitement about learning! Read more.

GET INVOLVED Internship Program

Our program was developed with local high school students to build a more in-depth learning experience. We now have 700+ organizations on our database of potential projects. You can join an existing project, or we'll customize one just for you! What are your interests? Choose from: Animals, The Arts, Science, Environment, Technology,  Elderly, Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Food & Shelter, Education & Literacy.  Meet with your GiPA project manager when it works for your schedule, or come to the group meetings after school in Palo Alto. Earn service hours while developing a professional portfolio, plus valuable recommendations for scholarships, jobs, and college apps!  Read more.

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Internships at CESTA

Interested in gaining academic and research experience this year? Apply for an undergraduate Research Internship at CESTA! This opportunity integrates students into a community of faculty, students, and staff who combine technology and the humanities. Work on interdisciplinary projects, learn about digital humanities, and gain valuable experience along the way. Applications for Summer Quarter positions are now being accepted. See the full job announcement to learn about available projects and how to apply.  Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Innovation Intern for Special Projects - CSAA Insurance Group 
Design Intern - Roblox
Tech Writer Intern - InvenSense 
Visual Design Intern - Adobe Systems
Digital Media Intern - Yosemite Conservancy
Health Policy Coordinator - Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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