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STS Wire 4/25/2016

In this Issue
  • Summer 2016 Course Offering
  • Energy Seminar
  • Wuzzit?
  • Deep Innovations in Marine Biology
  • Industry Consultant for Science, Technology, and Engineering

Energy Seminar: Juliet Rothenburg, Navigating a Career in the Energy Sector

We all know that we need to reduce emissions as quickly as possible. And presumably, most of us want to make that impact while having satisfying, diverse careers. In this session, I'll talk candidly about my career path since graduating from Stanford in 2009 -- including law school, starting a company (aka "incorporating a science project") out of MIT, experimenting with law and government at the US DOE, discovering product management at energy-efficiency company Opower, and now working in product management on the self-driving cars team at Google.Read more
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 4:30PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Wuzzit? Digital Math Games in Elementary Classrooms

Wuzzit? Digital Math Games in Elementary Classrooms. Tens of thousands of digital math games can be found through iTunes and Google Play, however, the quality of these games vary. Some of these games leverage the technology of digital games to engage the player. Others treat the math as an add-on feature. Furthermore, most of these games focus on increasing student speed with math facts instead of mathematical thinking and problem solving. Similarly, not much research has focused on digital game-based learning beyond speed and basic math facts. In this talk, I will discuss the results of a pilot study in which third graders who played the digital math game Wuzzit Trouble showed increased mathematical thinking compared to those who did not play the game. I will also present one framework for evaluating digital games for children, which could also be used as a tool for parents and game designers. Finally, we will explore implications and future research with digital games in classrooms.Read more
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 12:00PM | Braun Lecture Hall, Mudd Chemistry Building

Deep Innovations in Marine Biology            in the 21st Century

Please join us for a conversation about Deep Innovations in Marine Biology in the 21st Century, with Professors Barbara Block, Christopher Lowe, and Fiorenza Micheli. Moderated by Stephen Palumbi.

Topics will include:

  • Status & future of open ocean predators
  • Developmental genes in ancient body plans
  • Pivotal climate change impacts on ecosystem interactions

Deep Innovations in Marine Biology in the 21st Century is part of the series, Current Topics in the Natural Sciences, sponsored by the Dean's Office of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

7:00 P.M. refreshments
7:30 P.M. talks and panel

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 7:30PM | Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Building
Drop-in Session With BEAM Industry Consultant for Science, Technology, and Engineering
These sessions with Industry Consultant Jeff D'Andria are intended to afford students the opportunity to raise questions, explore career options, learn about upcoming BEAM Career Events, and other subjects/topics that they wish to discuss regarding internships and careers in Science, Technology and Engineering.
Tuesday, April 26th 3:00-4:00pm Bytes Cafe, Packard EE Building

Kiva Fellows Program September 2016 Opportunity
Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 700 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other field partners in over 80 countries around the globe. The Kiva Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Read more
Deadline to apply is May 22, 2016
Peakfoqus Intern
Peakfoqus designs focused smart mobile solutions for peak health, currently focused on seniors and patients. We are currently based at the Bespoke Coworking at Westfield Downtown SF. Our product, the Vytality Watch™, was mentioned in Time in June, and showcased at Panasonic Lab 1.0 in Feb 2015.
Peakfoqus is seeking a CEO Apprentice, Research Manager and Project Manager interns with an interest in entrepreneurship, wearable technology, seniors, healthcare, marketing, resaerch, or mobile software development to assist our CEO. You will learn Lean and Agile methodologies for managing projects, and other valuable skills you won't pick up in school but are extremely marketable.

The internship is currently unpaid, and can be negotiated into a paid internship.
Please contact us directly with your cover letter and CV: info@peakfoqus.com
Find more information at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/315202 
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