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  Autumn 2021
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Hello STS Community! Welcome to the Autumn Quarter! Please feel free to send us any events or suggestions for activities to share with the STS community. Email us!

Featured Events

STS Honors Info Session
When: November 1, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Lane Hall (Bldg. 200), Room 32

Would you like to build your academic portfolio to showcase your expertise, knowledge, and skillset to potential employers and graduate programs? Join Honors Program Director, Dr. Kyoko Sato, to learn more about how you can create your own research project! RSVP hereIf you are unable to attend and want to learn more, please contact Dr. Sato at

Can Democracies Beat Climate Change?
When: November 2, 2021 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Haas Center

Join Paul Edwards, STS Director and a lead author of the 2021 IPCC report, and Adam Bonica, Associate Professor of Political Science, for a Democracy Day rountable discussion about the role of political institutions in the fight against climate change. Register for the roundtable.

Untold Stories of the Conservation Movement: Race, Power, and Priviledge
When: November 9, 2021 | 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual Event

Professor Dorceta Taylor, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School for the Environment, will give a talk on racial and power dynamics in the history of conserationism. Following the presentation, Professor Taylor will be in conversation with Professor Emily Polk, Advanced Lecturer in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric. RSVP here.

STS Announcements

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STS Office Hours

SSO Office Hours are Monday through Friday: 9:30-11:30 am & 1:30-3:30 pm. Dominique, will be in the STS office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and remote on Tuesdays and Fridays:

Your Curriculum File Is Now in Google Drive

Your curriculum file has been moved from Box to Google Drive. Please reach out to Dominique directly if have not received a link to your Google file. Please note you only have viewer access to this file (just like Box) and you'll need to fill out the appropriate forms to have updates made to your curriculum.

STS Grading Policy

The STS program is returning to its original grading policy and will require letter grades for Autumn 2021 and beyond. CR, Pass, CR grades from Spring 2020 - Summer 2021 will be accepted, however, any CR, Pass, S grades before Spring 2020 will not be accepted. Contact Dominique if you have any questions.

Current STS Majors Forms

In 2021 we updated our website which included improving our student forms! Any changes you'd like to make to your curriculum will require a form. Please refrain from sending updated word documents or requests via email as all change requests and curriculum updates must be tracked in our system. Visit the STS Website for current STS Major Forms.


BEAM: Meaningful Work Insight Sessions

BEAM's Meaningful Work Kit offers interactive hands-on assessment that helps you identify the values, skills, and elements of work culture most important to you. Join fellow Stanford students for a lively exercise and meaningful conversation, and you’ll leave with a tangible set of career priorities to bring clarity and shape your choices. Register on Handshake. Offered Nov 15, Dec 2).

Public Interest Technology (PIT)

Work within a tech discipline that prioritizes generating the public good, working ethicially, and centering underrepresented communities. Check out the PIT Guide at Stanford for new opportunities: classes, student organizations, research labs/centers and more.

Jobs and Internships

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