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The Scientific Research Honor Society is Offering Research Funding!

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for research funding through the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. 

The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. The grants are made possible by designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences and from donations. Students may apply for funding from the program twice each year. 

Proposals are evaluated based on scientific merit and how well they align with the funding criteria, including description of the hypothesis, methodologies, budget, and significance of the proposed investigation. 

If you have any questions, contact us by sending an email to
March 2, 2020-March 15, 2020  | Deadline Event |
Lithium-ion battery supply chain technology development and investment opportunities; Vivas Kumar

Global demand for lithium-ion based applications such as electric vehicles and grid-scale energy storage is expected to grow tremendously over the upcoming decade. This surge in demand has resulted in the announcement of 100+ lithium-ion battery “megafactories” with >2TWh of planned capacity. However, the lack of investment and technology development in the upstream supply chain for lithium, nickel, and cobalt battery-grade chemicals could threaten the industry’s progress. This talk will explore key steps that industry, academia, and governments could undertake to unlock the opportunities in this rapidly growing industrial supply chain. Read More.
  Monday, March 2, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Stanford

International Discussion Series: Karen Eggleston's Perspectives on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Join us for a talk with Karen Eggleston about the timeline of key events, current epidemiology and estimates of social and economic costs caused by the outbreak.

Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center

584 Capistrano Way, Stanford University

Please join us for a reception at 3:45pm.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 4:00PM-5:00PM |
Bechtel International Center, Stanford 

SCCS Speaker Series: Getting to Neutral - Options for Negative Emissions in California, Sarah Baker

California has set the aggressive and vital goal to become carbon neutral by 2045.  This means that California must continue on its path to decarbonizing its economy by transitioning to renewable sources of energy and fuel.  However, current models predict that these measures alone will not be sufficient to completely decarbonize California’s economy; residual emissions from transportation, in particular, will be difficult to eliminate completely in 25 years. California can counteract these residual emissions with negative emissions: utilizing practices and technologies that directly remove carbon dioxide from the air.  

Come hear Sarah Baker, Deputy Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and lead author of the study "Getting to Neutral", present the results of this import study for California. Read More.

   Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:30PM | 
Green Earth Science, Room 365, Stanford

Barbara Van Schewick – The Battle to Keep the Internet Open and Free

It’s easy to take for granted that we get to use the websites and apps of our choice – or that anyone, with just a few bucks, can start a website that’s accessible to everyone on the internet. That’s thanks to net neutrality, the longstanding principle that we get to decide how we use the Internet, not the companies we pay to get online. But in 2017, the FCC made a radical decision to eliminate all net neutrality protections. In this talk, we will explore what net neutrality is, why it matters for democracy, innovation and free speech, and where we are in the fight to restore strong protections in the U.S.

Barbara van Schewick is one of the world’s leading experts on net neutrality. Her book Internet Architecture and Innovation is considered the seminal work on the science, economics, and policy of network neutrality.  Her work has shaped net neutrality protections in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and she was the lead expert on California’s landmark 2018 net neutrality law.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 6:00PM-7:20PM |
Building 200, Room 203 - 450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford

Stanford GSB Healthcare Conference

As our country's healthcare system continues to underperform those of other advanced economies, innovators are increasingly betting on the digital revolution to deliver greater value and healthier outcomes to consumers. This year's Stanford GSB Healthcare Conference explores the opportunities and challenges that technological innovation faces in reshaping our healthcare system. We will dive into technology's impact on healthcare from multiple perspectives, including innovation in care delivery models and the life sciences, as well as the entrance of "big tech" organizations into the healthcare ecosystem. Speakers include Jeff Immelt, Dr. Tom Lee, Dr. David Rhew, Angela Lai, and many more. Read More.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 11:30AM-6:30PM |
Knight Management Center, Oberndorf Event Center, N302, Stanford

Lightspeed Venture Partners Founding Partner Ravi Mhatre @ ETL
In 1999, Ravi Mhatre founded Lightspeed Venture Partners, a VC firm that has focused on enterprise IT, mobile, and internet and cloud-based services and applications. The firm’s investments have since spurred more than a dozen companies to acquisition and five to IPO. Recently, Mhatre has broadened his horizons to invest in consumer businesses like Cheddar and Stitch Fix. 

Before entering venture capital, Mhatre ran a product management group at Silicon Graphics, worked in management consulting at Booz Allen, and spent time as a software engineer for BDIS, a Silicon Valley biotech instruments manufacturer.

This appearance by Ravi Mhatre is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor. Read More.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020  | 4:30PM-5:20PM |
NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford

AI for Good Seminar Series - The Future of AI

What Comes Next? Beyond plans for driverless cars and workerless factories, what will the future of AI really look like? Who will be affected the most?  What core tenets should be set to ensure AI works for all of humanity?  This session will be a conversation about the longer term impact of the AI era, an inside look at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and a live episode of the Stanford School of Engineering’s "The Future of Everything" with bioengineering Professor Russ Altman and John Etchemendy, Co-Director of HAI and Stanford's Provost Emeritus. Read More.
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 4:30PM-5:30PM | 
CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford
From Occupational Health to Nuclear Safety: A study of the Ongoing Controversy Surrounding Subcontracting 
and Precarity at Work in the French Nuclear Industry
This talk examines processes of normalization around radioactivity hazards from the perspective of labor organizations in nuclear facilities. Initially, risks of occupational exposure to radioactivity gave rise to a series of alerts and mobilizations in the first half of the 20th century – particularly in France and the United States. Yet, how can we explain that those issues remained outside public spaces after WWII, even though the number of nuclear workers increased considerably? In that regard, I focus on how the organization of work in nuclear facilities has contributed to the normalization of nuclear risks through a two-fold process. First, by dividing work collectives and secondly, by delegating the most dangerous activities to workers with a precarious employment status. While outsourcing for companies is generally a management tool that increases labor productivity, it is also a technopolitical tool that attempts to manage occupational risks and making them socially invisible. Lastly, I will explore how workers and some of their representatives have considered this issue in two of the main French nuclear facilities.
Thursday, March 5, 2020  | 4:30PM-6:00PM |
History Buidling 200, Room 202, Stanford

Jobs and Internships

The BEAM Blast: A Humanities & Sciences Careers Newsletter, Winter Week 9
Interested in this week's career events? Follow the BEAM blast to learn more about career coaching, internship opportunities, current events, and much more! 
Engineering Internship
Full-Time- NY

Help us get more voices into the conversation. We offer diversity programming for historically underrepresented students in tech, including: hands-on technical workshops to practice in real time, meetings with senior leadership and Business Resource Groups (BRGs) so you can find the places you belong, and professional development seminars designed to help you decide where to make your impact because #YouBelongInTech.

Apply Here


Marketing Intern-Burbank
Warner Media

We are seeking interns who can bring their passion for entertainment, knowledge of pop-culture, communication and organization skills to our Marketing teams across our Theatrical, Worldwide TV Marketing, Consumer Products, Home Entertainment, Games, and Digital Networks businesses. This internship is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, market research and analytics, communications, digital media or other related fields. Interns will gain insight and knowledge of the industry by way of practical work experience, such as projects with social media, competitive research and analysis, support with recap summaries, reports, and business plans, event planning, and exposure to various facets of the business.


Software Summer Intern-Richmond
YektaSonics, Inc.

We are looking for a passionate intern to work on our beam-former software which requires good amount of python, c/c++, object oriented, and embedded computing efforts. The software does the beam-forming job for our ultrasound machine. 

Machine Learning Intern-San Francisco

Uncountable is hiring interns who are passionate about a career in machine learning. Our goal is to revolutionize industrial research and development with artificial intelligence.  We're looking for motivated engineers who can help us automate the experimental processes of Fortune 500 companies.


Marketing Intern- San Jose
NXP Semiconductors

Secure Interfaces and Power (SIP) offers solutions for personal health, mobile audio, high performance analog, smart power, secure interfaces and mobile power.


Process Engineer Summer Intern- Santa Clara
Intevac, Inc.

We are looking for someone who would be responsible for Thin film process development including physical vapor deposition of various coatings used in the cover glass industry as well as metrology and test development for the purpose of sample investigation related to Intevac specific programs.


Marketing Intern-Campbell
Samirian Chemicals

We are a chemical distributor/manufacturer headquartered in Campbell, Ca. We have established warehouse locations and developed relationships with customers all over North America. Recent changes have brought us to the forefront of our industry. In our rapid expansion, we have evaluated the need for new team members to aid in our growth.


Marketing Intern-Playa Vista

DevTeam.Space is the AI-enhanced community of expert development teams. We work with growing startups and help to modernize enterprise companies. We specialize in building and supporting high-availability web, mobile, and IoT solutions.


Communications and Marketing Intern-Berkeley
Four Twenty Seven

Four Twenty Seven is looking for a mission-driven Communication & Marketing Intern with outstanding communication and writing skills to support communications and editorial deliveries related to Four Twenty Seven and the broader ecosystem of financial climate risk and resilience. The intern will support Four Twenty Seven’s Editor and marketing manager, and work alongside our team of climate scientists, data scientists, economists and sales representatives. The role will include developing and updating content in our website and social media to market our corporate offerings while also promoting continued knowledge sharing on financial climate risk.


Marketing and Communication Intern-San Jose

The Marcom Intern works closely with the Marketing and Sales Teams to provide support for corporate tradeshows and events to ensure successful execution. This includes assisting with logistical planning of large multi-segment tradeshows as well as supporting smaller sponsorships and meetings. Additionally, this role will be responsible for social marketing and general marcom tasks.

Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake and
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