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STS Wire 3/20/2018

In this Issue
  • Become an STS Peer Advisor
  • Become the STS Undergraduate Liason
  • Rightsizing Carbon Removal in Ambitious Climate Change Responses 
  • Scalability and Privacy in Cryptocurrencies
  • The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival
  • The Duke Science Policy Summer Institute
  • Prototyping Design Intern at Apple
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.
Rightsizing Carbon Removal in Ambitious Climate Change Responses 

In addressing climate change, technologies for carbon removal can compensate for ongoing emissions of heat-trapping gases, helping keep ambitious warming limits in reach. Against a backdrop of increasing calls for carbon removal, this presentation will briefly introduce the range of options, including strategies grounded in improved ecosystem stewardship and strategies that are also biomass-based but with more engineering. It will also evaluate constraints to carbon removal at very large scale and in scenarios in which global temperatures peak and then decline, and the near-term opportunities for catalyzing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage.Read more.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Bechtel International Center
Scalability and Privacy in Cryptocurrencies
In this presentation Bünz will give a brief technical introduction to cryptocurrencies and will touch on a few research problems related to improving the scalability and privacy of cryptocurrencies. Cryptography is the science of secure communication which not only underlies the security of cryptocurrencies, but the internet as a whole. Read more.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 6:00AM-7:00AM | 3373 Hillview Avenue, Room: Breezeway
The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival
The Life Art Science Technology (LAST) Festival on March 23-24, in the   futuristic setting of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will combine a   program of science talks and art installations to discuss how technology is   changing the nature of humanity and what role Silicon Valley is playing: How far   can biomedicine extend life? Can a machine make art? Can we hack consciousness?   What will virtual worlds do to our real world? Read more.
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Stanford SLAC

The Duke Science Policy Summer Institute

Students seeking a high-impact summer experience can explore Science Policy at the new Duke Science Policy Summer Institute. During their stay, they will receive valuable training that is too often neglected in STEM education.  Are You Equipped to Translate Science to the Policymakers Who Write the Rules?  This writing-intensive 4-week curriculum at Duke University will give participants a grounding in how to read, write, and understand science policy. Participants will write and publish policy briefs, draft proposed legislation, and meet with members of the North Carolina legislature.  The optional 6-week practicum extension to the program will allow participants to get hands-on experience working in the Duke SciPol office to produce briefs, memos, and legislation for local and national clients at the nexus of science and policy.  Read more.

Prototyping Design Intern at Apple

Prototyping is an exploratory design team. We explore what new technologies might bring to our current and future products. It's our job to invent and propose new features and sometimes entirely new products. Over the past decade we have incubated products like iPad, Pencil, and the Apple TV Siri Remote. We pioneered force and haptics for Multi-touch Trackpads, iPhone, and Apple Watch. We express our ideas through pictures, animation, video and code.
 Read more.

BEAM Job Postings
Sports Intern - Euro School of Tennis
Innovation Intern for Special Projects - CSAA Insurance Group 
Design Intern - Roblox. 
Tech Writer Intern - InvenSense.

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