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STS Wire 1/23/2018

In this Issue
  • Student Funding Opportunity: Overseas Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society 
  • BEAM Social Impact and Social Change Consulting Mixer
  • Learn to Design and Build an Inclusive Culture
  • Public Policy Coterminal M.A. and M.P.P. Info Session
  • Leila Janah: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
  • Welfare Analysis of the Universal Health Care Program in Thailand
Student Funding Opportunity: Overseas Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society
The purpose of the Overseas Fellowship in Science, Technology and Society is to provide STS majors with an opportunity to take a global approach to this field of inquiry and the critical, analytical thinking that it represents. This fellowship will assist one student in conducting a STS research study abroad during the summer or an academic quarter of 2018. This research can be conducted independently or through the Bing Overseas Studies Program. The recipient will receive a $3,000 fellowship that can be used for travel, living, and research-related expenses. More information can be found on the STS website.
BEAM Social Impact and Social Change Consulting Mixer
Are you interested in social impact consulting, changemakers, working in "social change" organizations, think tanks, foundations, global development, or making a difference? Do you wish you met more alumni who mixed industry or consulting with social impact? Come to this industry mixer - no suits, no resumes - and meet consultants, policy consultants, researchers, changemakers, and alumni from the humanities and social sciences! Read more.
Tuesday, January 23th, 2018 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM | BEAM, Stanford Career Education
Learn to Design and Build an Inclusive Culture
Discover the steps to take to ensure you hire the person who will add the most to your team's culture, as well as the ways to build an inclusive team from the start — and how to sustain it as your company scales. Sonja Gittens-Ottley, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Asana, will explain — through studies and her own experiences — why it’s crucial to define your company’s culture before you get started, how diversity leads to better products, and how building a mindful environment results in sustained employee engagement. Read more.
Tuesday, January 23th, 2018 | 5:00PM – 6:00PM |
Stanford Women's Community Center, 433 Santa Teresa St.
Public Policy Coterminal M.A. and M.P.P. Info Session
 Earn an M.A. in Public Policy in as little as 1 year, while completing your undergraduate degree! Participate in an intellectually-rigorous program that provides a strong foundation in policy and public service. Students from all undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply. Read more.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Landau Economics Building - Conference Room B
Leila Janah: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Join us for a conversation with Leila Janah, the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies that go beyond charity to give work to low-income people around the world using cutting-edge social enterprise models in technology and luxury skincare, respectively. Samasource, established in 2008, is a nonprofit business that connects marginalized women and youth to dignified work via the Internet. Janah is the author of the book Give Work, published in September 2017. Read more.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | 4:30PM-5:30PM | NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center
Welfare Analysis of the Universal Health Care Program in Thailand
Natt Hongdilokkul, a postdoctoral scholar in Developing Asia Health policy, will speak about the welfare benefit of Thailand's universal health care policy, also known as the “30 Baht program”. The total welfare impact of the 30 Baht program is defined as the amount of consumption that an enrollee would need to give up so as to leave her with the same expected utility as without the 30 Baht program. Using the difference in differences method, Hongdilokkul argues that the effect of the 30 Baht program on income is significantly positive, while the effect on consumption is slightly negative but not significant. This implies that the 30 Baht program has a positive impact on savings and future consumption, rather than current consumption. Read more.
Monday, January 29th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Encina Hall - 3rd Floor, Philippines Conference Room

San Mateo County Transit District Summer 2018 Internship Program

SamTrans and CalTrain are seeking college interns to join a mission to move people through San Mateo County. Our program prepares interns to enter the professional world through opportunities to develop hard and soft skills by working closely with a team to support ongoing transit projects and efforts. If you are curious about what it takes to move 32 million people last year to their jobs, homes, and large gatherings using our Caltrain, SamTrans, and Redi-Wheels service, join the 2018 SamTrans College Internship Program! Read more.

Policy Intern at Waymo
Policy and Government Affairs has a front seat at this exciting moment in the evolution of autonomous transportation policy. Our team works to promote the interests of our passengers, our partners, and of Waymo. Our experts work directly with policymakers at the national, state and local levels to help define transportation policy for the self-driving world to come. Internally, our efforts support the innovative work of engineering, product, strategy, partnerships teams and we work closely with highly-skilled legal and safety experts. Read more.

Energy and Environment Coordinator - Spring 2018
This position supports the work of the Energy and Environment Committees. The Energy and Environment teams work to ensure long-term environmental and business sustainability by advocating for balanced, efficient, and effective policies and programs. The Environment Work Plan focuses on SF Bay wetlands restoration and regional flood control, climate change mitigation, reliable water supply, and zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure. The Energy Work Plan focuses on clean energy supply, grid modernization, zero-emission vehicles, and demand-side solutions. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Non-Profit Internship - Africa Library Library
Policy Coordinator -  Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Clinical Data Curator - Stanford School of Medicine

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