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STS Wire 3/27/2017

In this Issue
  • Personal Digital Archiving 2017
  • CLAS/Biology Symposium: Developing Biodiversity Observation Networks in Latin America with Essential Biodiversity Variables 
  • Fourth Annual Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge Finals
  • 'Ilm wa 'Amal: Nature, Body and Space in Medieval and Early Modern Islamicate Societies

Personal Digital Archiving 2017
As the centrality of personal digital archives and the ubiquity of digital content grows, librarians, archivists, scholars, students, activists, and those who fill the role of the "family IT person," have to deal with how to best select, preserve, and manage digital material. PDA 2017 seeks to host a discussion across domains focusing on how to best manage personal digital material, be it at a large institution or in a home office.
PDA 2017 will showcase both current and emerging scholarship on personal information management and personal digital archiving, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. Participants will include a wide-range of people and organizations. 
The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations and hands-on workshops. Read more.
March 29-31, 2017 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | Bishop Auditorium
CLAS/Biology Symposium: Developing Biodiversity Observation Networks in Latin America with Essential Biodiversity Variables 
Biodiversity change and loss is occurring at unprecedented rates but our capacity to monitor those changes and provide up-to-date information to decision-makers in Latin America. Biodiversity observation efforts do exist in the region, but suffer from inadequate integration, tend to remain within the academic community and are disconnected from policy.
The goal of this symposium is to bring together biodiversity experts to develop a common framework for the establishment of a network of harmonized and efficient national observation systems, informing effective conservation and sustainable development policy in Latin America. Accessible, actionable information on biodiversity status and trends is urgently required to identify the greatest threats, characterize and prioritize appropriate responses, and measure the success of conservation and management interventions. Read more.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | 300-300

Fourth Annual Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge Finals
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for us all. This year’s challenge will focus on designs that improve the quality of life for individuals aging in their homes. $17,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, and finalists will receive paid travel to Stanford, where they will present their designs to renowned industry, academic, and government leaders. Watch nine student teams from around the world pitch their ideas for Innovating Aging in Place at this year's Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge. Lunch will be provided. Read more.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 8:30AM-4:00PM | Li Ka Shing Conference Center
'Ilm wa 'Amal: Nature, Body and Space in Medieval and Early Modern Islamicate Societies
This workshop brings together scholars of diverse specializations to consider the nature of the relationship between theory/knowledge (‘ilm) and practice/action (‘amal) in the premodern “scientific” tradition(s) of the Islamicate world through the prism of body and space. How did different fields in theoretical and practical sciences in the premodern Islamicate world - such as astrology, medicine, alchemy, and engineering - conceptualize the relationship between theory and practice? How does the conventional separation of knowledge and action erode, if at all, through the late medieval and early modern periods? While different fields presupposed hierarchies and prioritizations between knowledge/theory and action/practice, how did they situate knowledge of practice, such as artisanal knowledge? Read more.
April 14-15, 2017 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | 200-307
AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
AfterCollege believes that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs & internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. We have awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date.


As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who will be exemplary candidates in their field when the time comes to find an internship or job. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!
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Citrix Product Marketing Intern
At Citrix, we measure the value of technology by how it benefits people. It’s about what they need to do and what they need to achieve. This vision inspires us to build cloud workspace solutions that give people new ways to work better with seamless and secure access to the apps, files and services they need on any device, wherever they go. We are currently looking for a Product Marketing Intern to join our Cloud Services team in our Santa Clara, CA office. The Citrix Cloud team is one of the fastest-growing, and centrally visible groups in the company. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Public Health Internship - Runa Foundation
Industrial Designer Internship - STEL Design 

Graphic Designer - Black Sails Technology


Externship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicne - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

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