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STS Wire 5/23/2016

In this Issue
  • FEED Collaborative - Career Navigation Workshop
  • Prototype a Design Career - An Expert in Residence Event
  • SLAC Public Lecture - "Gravitational Waves: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding", by Brian Lantz
  • How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design
Feed Collaborative
Career Navigation Workshop
We've created a prototype (read: not yet perfected, but awesome enough to try!) of some tools and a framework to help job-seeking and career-curious students better navigate the search, articulate their skills and skill development goals, narrow in on important job factors like work environment, culture and overall career objectives, and gain an understanding of what kind of organizations would be the best fit for them right now. You don't have to be interested just in food or agriculture to participate - we just want help testing the tools we have, which are meant for anyone. Read more.
If you are interested in attending, please apply here.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 6:00-8:00PM | Location sent after application is received

Karen Lum

Prototype a Design Career - An Expert in Residence Event
Karen Lum, STS '11, will discuss her journey in the design industry, from Co-Founder & Product Manager of a social enterprise designing affordable breathing assistants for pediatric patients in South Asia, to a Digital Documentation Intern, Product Design Associate, UX Designer, and now a Video Producer. At this interactive Expert in Residence event, Karen will: -Cover the different types of design careers - UX vs. UI vs. User Research vs. Product Design. Consumer vs. Enterprise. Product vs. Marketing -Facilitate an interactive exercise to get you thinking like a designer -Tell you how to break into UX design in Silicon Valley -Provide tips on how to prep yourself now for a design career later. Read more.
Dinner will be provided so please RSVP.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 6:30-8:00PM | First Floor Conference Room - BEAM, Stanford Career Education
Gravitational Waves
SLAC Public Lecture - "Gravitational Waves: The Sound of Black Holes Colliding", by Brian Lantz

On September 14, 2015, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first direct measurement of a gravitational wave coming from deep space. That wave was generated by the collision of two black holes about 1.3 billion light-years from Earth. As the black holes violently merged, they released as much energy in a fraction of a second as our entire galaxy emits in 4,000 years. But by the time the resulting gravitational wave reached Earth it was tiny, stretching the 4-kilometer-long LIGO detectors by just a tiny fraction of the diameter of a proton. How can scientists be sure they have seen such a tiny effect? What can it tell us about one of the most violent events in the universe? Can we expect to see more gravitational waves, opening up a new type of astronomy? Brian Lantz will discuss the implications of the gravity wave observation and the remarkable instruments that made it possible. Read more.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 7:30PM | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
How Games Move Us
How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design

Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This seminar series brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.

Katherine Isbister is a Professor of Computational Media, and core faculty in the Center for Games and Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the founding research director of the Game Innovation Lab at NYU, and a founding faculty member of the NYU Game Center. Isbister's research focuses on designing games and other interactive experiences that heighten social and emotional connections, toward innovating design theory and technological practice. Isbister has written several books about game design, most recently How Games Move Us from MIT Press. Read more.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 12:00PM | Braun Lecture Hall, Seeley G. Mudd Chemistry Building
Research/Design Internship
Understanding the power of creativity and imagination, Wiz Kid Labs is rebooting traditional education to equip our future leaders with the innovative skills required to solve the world’s toughest challenges.
Wiz Kid Labs is creating the world’s first ever App Creation Platform for early-secondary education students. By combining educational content with home based coding courses, students will make better sense of their world and how to improve it by 1. acquiring knowledge, 2. adding knowledge, and 3. applying knowledge into games and school and home projects.
Wiz Kid Labs is seeking motivated interns looking for a meaningful research and / or design role for an early-stage Silicon Valley technology company.  Read more.
Work abroad as a new graduate with the Department of State
Are you interested in working internationally? Are you proficient in more than one language? Consider working for the Department of State!
Ambassador Arnold Chacon, the Director General of the Foreign Service (head of all HR), will share information about various career paths with the Department of State, including the Consular Fellows Program. The Consular Fellows Program is recruiting new grads (bachelors, masters, PhDs) to work abroad for 3 - 5 years in embassies and consulates around the world. Jobs are available now and recruitment is year round. Read more 
BEAM Job Postings
Visual Designer - Zoomforth
Public Health Microbiologist II - California Department of Public Health
Associate Scientist - PPD Laboratories 
Program Assistant - Social Science Research Council
Junior Specialist - UC Davis MIND Institute
 Research Associate - The Council on Foreign Relations
Strategic Project Intern - Zero Motorcycles
Research Assistant - Stanford Solutions Science Lab
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