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STS Wire 1/16/2018

In this Issue
  • Mastering the STS Pitch
  • How To Turn Passion for Social Change Into a Scalable Startup
  • Volunteer Opportunities Fair
  • Building Green: Forging Environmental Futures in Mumbai
  • Cybersecurity Panel: How Technical Talent Will Determine the Future of Democracy
  • Spirituality, Service and Social Change Fellowship Information Session
Mastering the STS Pitch 2017
Mastering the STS Pitch
Mastering the STS Pitch is a workshop designed to help STS majors articulate what STS is to future employers (family and friends too) based on their unique experiences. Each student will walk away with a pitch tailored just for them. This event is led by STS Writing Specialist, Kevin DiPirro, with the help of STS Director, John Willinsky, and Associate Director, Kyoko Sato.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:00PM-7:30PM | 200-201
How To Turn Passion for Social Change Into a Scalable Startup
How To Turn Passion for SocStartups shake up intractable challenges in every sphere, from education to politics to health. Learn how you can translate your passion for social change into a scalable business. Stanford alumna Heejae Lim will explain the steps to move from observation to original idea to launching a venture. Lim’s education startup, TalkingPoints, helps all parents to engage in their children's education through meaningful communication with their teachers, using a multilingual parent engagement platform with two-way translation. Read more.
Free and open to Stanford students, staff, faculty and alumni. Food will be served. Register here.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2017 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Stanford Graduate School of Education, CERAS, Room 101
Volunteer Opportunities Fair
Burst the Bubble – Get involved in the community! Learn from 20+ local organizations how you can make an impact in the areas of education, poverty, health, environmental sustainability, and more, during the school year or during the summer. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Read more.

Thursday, January 18th, 2017 | 11:30AM – 1:00PM | Branner Hall
Building Green: Forging Environmental Futures in Mumbai
What does it mean to learn, and try to practice, green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, this talk explores how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices, and then sought to implement them in Mumbai. Through an ethnographic account of green design training and practice, the paper considers the many roles that converged to produce an emergent, critically important form of environmental expertise, and the complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and temporal calculus that shaped both aspiration and agency.  Read more.
Thursday, January 18th, 2017 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Encina Hall West, Room 219
Cybersecurity Panel: How Technical Talent Will Determine the Future of Democracy
There is a critical need for technical talent in the public sector to keep our systems secure and save lives. This panel, moderated by journalist Ted Koppel, brings together students and interns at Army Cyber Command with panelists from the military and academia to discuss how to engage the best young technical minds to support national security. Read more.
Thursday, January 18th, 2017 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | CIRCLE Common Room (Old Union, 3rd Floor)
Spirituality, Service and Social Change Fellowship Information Session
Spirituality, Service, & Social Change fellows spend nine-weeks during summer working full-time at non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. Fellows may work in arenas such as health care, education, human rights, environmental justice, hunger and homelessness, youth empowerment, immigrant rights, and affordable housing. The fellowship also includes a weekly seminar facilitated by fellowship organizers to discuss readings and work experiences. Come to the information session to learn more about the fellowship and the application process. Lunch provided. Open to Stanford undergraduate students only. Read more.
This fellowship is part of Stanford's Cardinal Quarter program.
Thursday, January 18th, 2017 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | CIRCLE Common Room (Old Union, 3rd Floor)

UAR Grants

After you have focused your interests into a feasible project topic and started working with the right faculty mentor, you might identify some key resources that will enable your project to get off the ground. Not every project requires funding, but nearly every kind of research, arts, and senior synthesis project can take advantage of one or more of the following funding opportunities. Grants are used for travel, supplies, and stipends depending on the project's needs.

Fiscal Policy and Civic Impact Fellowship at Net Impact
Since its inception in 2012, more than 900 emerging leaders have participated in the Up to Us Campus Competition (http://bit.ly/2v7anqH) and have gone on to work at think tanks like the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Department of Education, Goldman Sachs, and more! Now, it’s your turn to join this network of impact leaders. Up to Us is an opportunity for you to mobilize your community on campus to understand why fiscal policy matters and inspire collaborative change through creative projects.

Product Design Engineer Intern at Amazon
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

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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