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STS Wire 12/5/2017

In this Issue
  • Designing for Feeling
  • Human Cities Expo 2017
  • Space Communications Infrastructure and the Sharing Economy
  • CS 50 (Using Tech for Good) Student Showcase
  • Mineral Resources and Their Sustainable Development Symposium
Designing for Feeling
Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This seminar series brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.
Robin Hunicke, Designing for Feeling. Robin will describe how to put the final polish on a great player experience and a call to action of what to do with the game after it's complete. This talk will also cover Robin’s personal path, lessons learned from Journey, and leadership at Funomena. Robin is the Co-Founder of the independent game studio Funomena, which creates experimental games for Console, PC, VR & AR platforms (Luna, Woorld and Wattam) in the heart of downtown San Francisco. A game designer and producer by training, she has a background in Computer Science, Art and applied Game Studies. She has been designing, making and teaching about games for over 12 years (Journey, Boom Blox, MySims, TheSims2). Read more.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | Jordan Hall RM 41
Human Cities Expo 2017
Join us for the annual Human Cities Expo, a day-long celebration bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on advancing a human-centered approach to cities.
The theme of the Fall 2017 Expo is “Time for Hope: Finding and Forging Inspiration.” It features interactive exhibits, student presentations, and keynote talks from distinguished scholars and practitioners. Special highlights include an interactive workshop, Fluid Cities, and community-based projects in Hong Kong, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more.
Free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 | 11:00AM-6:00PM | d.school atrium
Space Communications Infrastructure and the Sharing Economy
Dr. Naomi Kurahara, Co-Founder and CEO of Infostellar, and her colleagues will join in on a discussion on "Space Communications Infrastructure and the Sharing Economy".
Dr. Naomi Kurahara co-founded Infostellar Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 2016.  Prior to her roll at Infostellar, she was the Ground System Development Manager at the University of Tokyo and the Ground System Engineer for Integral Systems Japan. Dr. Kurahara has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Kyusyu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan. Read more.
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 201

CS 50 (Using Tech for Good) Student Showcase
CS 50, Using Tech for Good, is a student-organized course in which teams of students work in partnership with local and global community organizations on projects at the intersection of computer science, design, and social good. Hear from the students about how their projects are making an impact beyond the walls of Stanford by tackling problems using technology. Read more.
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Stanford Humanities Center
Mineral Resources and Their Sustainable Development Symposium
With world population growing to 10 billion by 2050 and a rapid increase in standards of living, the extraction of Earth's mineral resources to support those growing demands is not sustainable.
The continuing use of these resources -- ranging from lithium, iron, and rare earth elements to copper, uranium, and gold, among many others -- must be carried out in a way that minimizes environmental impacts to ecosystems and impacts to human health while enhancing societal benefits.
More than 20 speakers from the international mineral resources industry, government agencies, and academia will gather at Stanford for this two day symposium. Read more.
December 8&9th, 2017 | 8:30AM-5:30PM | Paul Brest Hall, Munger Building 4

FUEL Applications Deadline Extended to December 8th!!
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has extended the application period for the Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (FUEL) program. FUEL's goal is to advance environmental leadership among Stanford undergraduates. 

This year, FUEL is focusing on environmental policy making. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with policy-focused professionals working in both the private and public sectors through a series of February evening dinner seminars on campus. Past speakers were affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund, Council on Foreign Relations, Google, the Packard Foundation and the City of San Francisco. 

After the series concludes, the cohort will immerse itself in a current state policy issue, then travel to Sacramento in April to visit sites and engage with the various stakeholders. It will be an intensive dip into the policy realm and provide great insights into how policy is actually made.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, December 8th and more information about the program is available here.

Editorial Internship
Stanford Social Innovation Review is currently looking for applicants for two Editorial Internship positions (one that starts in January 2018 and another that starts spring quarter). It is an award-winning magazine that deals with topics pertaining to social entrepreneurship, nonprofit work and management, impact investing, and service.
Interns work 10 hours per week during the school year (and 10-30 hours/week during the summer if they so choose), the schedule is very flexible, and the office is located right here on campus.

If you would like to learn more and be considered for the position, please send a letter of interest and a resume to lwang.ssir@gmail.com.
BEAM Job Postings
Creative Design Intern - Pivotal Software Inc
Analyst (IT & Tech Emphasis) - DayBlink Consulting
Patent Strategy Intern -
Fernandez & Associates, LLP
Research Assistant - California Department of Public Health, Indoor Air Quality Program
Environmental Education Intern- Shelby Farm Parks Conservatory

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