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STS Wire 5/29/2018

In this Issue
  • Pediatric Innovation Showcase
  • Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science: Improving Scientists and Enriching Community
  • CESTA Poster Symposium
  • Café Scientifique: Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials & Devices 
  • GRID
Pediatric Innovation Showcase
You are invited to attend the Pediatric Innovation Showcase hosted by Stanford Children’s Health. This event will bring together researchers, clinicians and industry experts to explore the innovative pediatric technologies being developed at Stanford Children’s Health. Attendees will also learn about resources and processes centered on innovation, including how to disclose and protect new inventions.

The event will feature a panel of pediatric health entrepreneurs who will address the challenges of commercializing innovations in maternal and child health. Dr. Vasum Peiris, chief medical officer of pediatrics and special populations for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss the strategic direction of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the current state of pediatric medical device development.

The event will conclude with an innovation technology showcase where individuals with novel technologies in a variety of stages from prototype to finished product will pitch their ideas to those in attendance. After these presentations, attendees can interact directly with these innovations and meet the people behind them. Read more.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 9:00AM-1:00PM | Li Ka Shing Conference Center
Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science: Improving Scientists and Enriching Community
Now in its third year at Stanford, Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science is a symposium featuring fantastic scientists who will each give a talk on themes including confidence, collaboration, writing, resilience, and inclusion that relate to the questions, “How can we improve ourselves as scientists and enrich the community around us?” This event is intended for students, postdocs, faculty, staff, Stanford community members — anyone who is interested in science. Read more.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 1:30PM-4:00PM | LKSC Berg Hall B and C
CESTA Poster Symposium
CESTA applies technologies across the humanities to enhance our understanding of the world. Through CESTA’s undergraduate research assistantship program, students are brought together on interdisciplinary teams where they learn about the digital humanities, gain transferable skills, and develop meaningful connections with a community of peers.
Join us at the Black Community Services Center on May 29th, 4:30-6:30 to learn about student research conducted by Stanford undergraduates at the intersection of technology and the Humanities! Read more.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 4:30PM-6:30PM | BCSC
Café Scientifique: Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials & Devices 
In this presentation, Helen Tran will discuss her current research, which focuses on designing, synthesizing, and utilizing electronic materials with properties inspired by skin: stretchability, self-healability, and biodegradability. A survey of recent advances in this field will be reviewed, with an emphasis in medical applications.

Dr. Tran received her BS in Chemistry with a minor in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2009 and completed her PhD at Columbia University in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Luis Campos.  She previously conducted research with Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu (undergraduate, Electrical Engineering, Berkeley), Prof. Christopher Schuh (REU, Material Science, MIT), and Dr. Ronald Zuckermann (post-baccalaureate fellow, Molecular Foundry, LBNL). Dr. Tran is currently an Intelligence Community postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in Professor Zhenan Bao’s research group. Read more.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 6:00PM-7:00PM | 3373 Hillview Avenue, Room: Breezeway, Palo Alto
GRID is a laser project to provoke reflection about the relationship between science and nature, and the ethical boundaries between the two. The installation will innovate collaboration between artistic and technological communities, and function as a space for contemplation, socialization, and interdisciplinary dialogue. Curated projection evenings will be designed as both social and artistic events, and include dates important in the life of Mary Shelley. This special event is part of the Frankenstein@200 Initiative. Read more.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 8:00PM | Outdoor venue: Opposite the Anderson Collection amidst the trees

Research Assistant to Gabrielle Hecht

Professor Gabrielle Hecht is seeking a research assistant for a project on "Nuclear Insecurity in the Bay Area and Beyond".  The research assistant will investigate the history of radioactive contamination in the Bay Area through interviews and research of local archives with the ultimate goals of (1) developing a project-based course on Nuclear Insecurity in the Bay Area and Beyond; (2) writing at least one, maybe more, essays on the radioactive Bay Area; (3) developing analytic tools and materials to compare contamination in the Bay Area with that elsewhere in the world.  The ideal candidate would have an undergraduate degree in History, Anthropology, or Science and Technology Studies, and willingness to learn about natural science and health research related to radiation exposure. This position offers excellent preparation for candidates considering PhD work in the future.  
For more information or to apply go to Stanford Careers. Application Deadline: June 8.

Editorial Intern - Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review—an award-winning website and quarterly magazine published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society—is looking for a motivated, resourceful, and organized intern who is reliable and attentive to detail, and who has an interest in publishing.  SSIR covers nonprofit management, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship. Candidates who have interest in these fields are especially encouraged to apply. This intern position will provide many opportunities to learn about and network with leaders of social innovation, as well as professional editors and publishers. Read more.
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