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STS Wire 4/3/2018

In this Issue
  • Become an STS Peer Advisor | Become the STS Undergraduate Liason
  • Careers in Patent Law
  • The Water is Yellow: Investigating Environmental & Human Impact of the Gold King Mine Spill on Navajo Communities
  • CodeX FutureLaw 2018
  • Jaap Blonk, voice and electronics: Songs of Little Sleep
  • Career Coworking Days - (H&S Undergrads & Master's)
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.
Careers in Patent Law

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is hosting a “Careers in Patent Law” presentation at Stanford. The purpose of this event is for graduate and postdoctoral students in engineering, the life sciences, and other technical fields, to learn more about career opportunities in intellectual property and patent law. Topics addressed will include: · What is patent law? · What is a scientific advisor/patent agent and what qualifications are required to become one? · How can I become a patent attorney? · What is the PALS program? Presenters: Maya Skubatch, Amy Lam, and Seth Lee Lunch Provided Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a Silicon Valley based law firm with offices throughout the United States, Europe, and China. The patent prosecution practice group consists of 180 patent attorneys, patent agents, and scientific/technical advisors, most of whom possess a Ph.D. or other advanced degree. Read more.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | BEAM, Stanford Career Education Second Floor Conference Room
The Water is Yellow: Investigating Environmental & Human Impact of the Gold King Mine Spill on Navajo Communities
On August 5, 2015, 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage was released from the Gold King Mine, eventually reaching the San Juan River – the lifeblood of the Navajo Nation. Many Native American communities have subsistence livelihoods and strong spiritual beliefs that are deeply connected to the natural environment. As a result, environmental contamination from catastrophic mine spills severely impacts indigenous people to the core of their spiritual and physical livelihoods and there is potential for unique exposure pathways and greater health risks. Read more.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 12:30PM-1:20PM | Y2E2, Room #111
CodeX FutureLaw 2018
On April 5, 2018, CodeX – the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics will host the CodeX FutureLaw 2018, CodeX’s sixth annual conference focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession, the law itself, and how these changes impact us all.  CodeX FutureLaw 2018 will bring together the academics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, policy makers, and engineers spearheading the tech-driven transformation of our legal system.  Join us for a unique educational event and an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with legal tech innovators from around the world! Read more.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:30AM-5:00PM | Paul Brest Hall
Jaap Blonk, voice and electronics: Songs of Little Sleep
As a vocalist, Jaap is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics, the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, including Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned for him by the Donaueschinger Musiktage. On several occasions, he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin, for the Ars Electronica Festival.  Read more.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 7:30PM-9:00PM | CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
Career Coworking Days - (H&S Undergrads & Master's)
Join us every Monday in April, 1:15-2:30pm to do your career work in a supportive space. Bring questions about your resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and anything related to your path to meaningful work. Bring your laptops to work directly on your documents and job/internship searches and connect with other H&S students. A career coach or coaches and industry specialists will be available for questions. (Note that if it's busy, you may need to wait to have your questions answered.) This is for declared bachelor's and master's students in the School of Humanities & Sciences. Read more.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:30AM-5:00PM | Paul Brest Hall

Lane Research Grants

We invite applications for Lane Research Grant in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Lane grants will specifically fund pre-dissertation research, conferences and language training essential for the completing of doctoral work in the above mentioned fields. Amounts awarded will range from $1000 to a maximum of $2500.  Please send a one-page proposal describing the project you wish to undertake with an itemized budget. Applications should be submitted to Rosemary Rogers (rrogers@stanford.edu) starting now and due by April 20. Awards will be announced by May 1st. Read more.
Summer Internship Opportunity at Stanford

Stanford University’s Division of Primary Care and Population Health and Presence Center are seeking 3-4 undergrad, graduate, or medical student interns to contribute to a study to help primary care doctors more meaningfully connect with their patients. Interns will collaborate with Stanford physicians and health services researchers to assist with literature review, qualitative data analysis, and preparation of reports, manuscripts, and presentations. The internship is a great fit for students thinking about going into medicine or public health will provide opportunities to build research, analysis, and scientific writing skills. If you are interested, email your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to StanfordPresence5@stanford.edu. Please see the attached for more information. 
"The California Report" Internship at KQED
"The California Report" covers issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California, and tells the stories of the state’s diverse population. The program goes out to more than 30 public radio stations around the state, and is also available as a podcast. We have two, six-month internships sessions beginning in January and June, and accept two interns per session. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Learning Management System Tech Intern - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, CA.
Public Rights Project Intern - Public Rights Project
Digital Media Photography Intern - Stanford Alumni Association
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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