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STS Wire 5/2/2016

In this Issue
  • Hawaiʻi beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi beyond the Postcard - A traveling exhibit
  • Film screening: "Seeds of Time"
  • An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Shft CTRL: New Perspectives on Computing and New Medi
  • The California Drought: Year 4 Discussion
  • Environmental Forum: Karen Bakker
Aloha From Hawaii
Hawaiʻi beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi beyond the Postcard - A traveling exhibit 
How do researchers disseminate their work if they wish to communicate beyond written texts and academia? This traveling exhibit touches on this question by presenting research findings of ethnographic fieldwork on land, food and agricultural biotechnology on the island of Kauaʻi in the form of art. Here, the modes of communication are postcards and cardboards, and visitors are invited to write their own postcards that eventually become part of the exhibit. This project is thus a proposition both to consider what creative forms research transmission can take on, and how concerns of people living in 'paradise' speak to pressing, global issues that affect us all. Read more
May 3-5 2016 | History Corner - Building 200 - Bottom Floor
Seeds of TIme Poster
Film Screening: "Seeds of Time" with Dr. Cary Fowler
Join us for a free screening of "Seeds of Time: One man's journey to save the future of our food"  from Academy Award nominated director Sandy McLeod.
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds. Read more
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 12:00PM | Oksenberg Conference Room - Encina Hall
Bill Nye the Science Guy
An Evening With Bill Nye the Science Guy: Educator, Author, Emmy Award winner and CEO of the Planetary Society
Humanity is changing the Earth's heat balance faster than ever in the planet's history. Climate change threatens our survival, and the solution depends on how this generation responds. What can teachers and schools do to give young people the scientific knowledge and analytical skills to meet this challenge?
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society. Making science accessible is something Nye has been doing most of his life. His fascination with science led him to Cornell University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1977. Soon after, Boeing recruited him as an engineer. In Seattle, Nye began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy, when he won the Steve Martin look-alike contest and developed dual careers as an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. In 1993, "Bill Nye the Science Guy®" was born, earning 19 Emmys in five years.  Nye wrote his first book for a general audience, Undeniable – Evolution and the Science of Creation, featured on the New York Times' Bestsellers List in 2014. Nye is the CEO of the Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration.  Read more
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6:00PM | Memorial Auditorium
Shift CTRL
Shift CTRL: New Perspectives on Computing and New Media
Join us for a landmark conference that brings together leading scholars from nearly 10 disciplines to examine critical intersections of computing/new media and environment, gender, culture, class, and more in Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Europe, and the United States. Read more.
May 6-7 2016 | 9:00AM-6:00PM | Humanities Center - Levinthal Hall
CA Drought Discussion
The California Drought: Year 4 | A Discussion of the Origins, Policy Implications, and Long-Term Strategies for California's Ongoing Drought 
We cordially invite you to a panel discussion on drought science and policy in California, from declining groundwater levels and conservation policy to long-term rainfall and climate projections. We are fortunate to have Newsha Ajami, David Crane, Steven Moore, and Noah Diffenbaugh leading the discussion, each of whom brings diverse expertise from scientific, political, and policy backgrounds.
Both undergraduate and graduate STEM students are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Stanford Public Policy program, courses and joint degrees, and opportunities to explore careers in science policy. Please RSVP here by May 4th.
May 9 2016 | 5:45PM-7:00PM | Shriram Center - Room 104
Karen Bakker
Enviornmental Forum: Karen Bakker
Karen Bakker, Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and Cox Visiting Professor in Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences presents Regulatory Capture at the Water-Energy Nexus: Policy Monopoly and Soft Capture in U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation.  Findings from a working empirical study of oil and gas industry efforts to influence U.S. environmental regulatory outcomes related to hydraulic fracturing through (i) a content analysis of 589 congressional hearings related to hydraulic fracturing from 1997-2015; and (ii) an evaluation of efforts by the American Legislative Exchange Council to promote a “model policy” on hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure in the Marcellus Shale basin will be discussed. Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM | Y2E2 - 299 
Sustainable Stanford Internship Program
Are you ready to make an impact on campus sustainability? The Sustainable Stanford Internship Program provides a paid opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience implementing programs that influence on-campus sustainability. Each intern will commit to a summer or academic year-long program working to manage a campus sustainability project and bring about tangible results. In addition to gaining experience in sustainability project design and implementation, interns gain exposure to sustainability careers and a network of program alumni. Read more
Deadline to apply is May 4, 2016
Think Chicago: Lollapalooza 2016
From July 27 – July 31, 2016, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the University of Illinois, World Business Chicago, and Lollapalooza will host 200 of the nation’s top university students from across the country to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem and attend this year’s four-day Lollapalooza music festival. Read more
Deadline to apply is May 15, 2016
Attention Student Athletes!
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