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STS Wire 2/13/2018

In this Issue
  • STS Winter Alumni Panel
  • Technology, Syria, and Human Rights: How a Tech - "Connected" Civil Society Might Hold Governments Accountable 
  • From the Innovator's Workbench
  • Careers in Washington DC
  • International Discussion Series: Extreme Weather Events and Global Warming: The New Normal?
STS Winter Alumni Panel
We asked you to save the date and now it is time to RSVP! We have assembled a panel of successful STS alums in various industries and at different stages of their careers to share more about their journey after graduating from STS. The panel will touch on everything from their day-to-day job routine, how to explain STS to an employer, and advice they would give their younger selves. The bios  of the alumni attending will be sent out closer to the event but here are the fields/industries of the four alumni we have secured thus far.

        -Research/Analytics in Human Resources at Uber
        -Founder of a medical device design company
         -Product Manager at a start-up
        -Project Coordinator for the SF Giants

Space is limited and this is a very popular event. RSVP's will close when space is full or by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 18th- whichever comes first. We will open this event up to prospective majors at the beginning of next week so don't delay if you plan to attend! We will be serving a catered Carribean dinner from Coconuts for this event.

                                                    RSVP HERE

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:30PM-8:15PM | Mendenhall Library (Building 120, Rm 101)
Technology, Syria, and Human Rights: How a Tech - "Connected" Civil Society Might Hold Governments Accountable 
While the war in Syria has dragged on without resolution, one thing remains clear: there is ample documentation of human rights abuses and potential war crimes collected by civil society actors. Organizing this voluminous and unstructured body of information and extracting data and evidence useful for a criminal justice process presents interesting questions for how information technology could assist the pursuit of accountability. This event convenes a panel of scholars and civil society actors who will address the challenge of accountability in the Syrian conflict generally; cutting-edge work by civil society to fill the accountability gap; the role of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and video in human rights investigations; and Benetech’s new initiative, in partnership with Stanford, to help connect civil society to advance human rights and bolster the rule of law. Read more.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:30PM | Encina Hall, WJP Conference Room
From the Innovator's Workbench
Stanford Biodesign launched the From the Innovator’s Workbench speaker’s series in 2003 to enable the Stanford Biodesign community and the public to learn from the greatest health technology innovators of our time. With multiple Innovator’s Workbench events held annually, each one features an individual or a panel of innovators being interviewed about their innovation process, insights, and perspectives on the changing healthcare landscape.  This event will feature a panel consisting of Josh Makower, MD and the ExploraMed team. David Cassak, a renowned healthcare journalist, is the moderator of the event.  Read more.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center
Careers in Washington DC
Students will meet with Stanford alumni who studied international relations and area studies and now work in Washington, DC. These three professionals will discuss how their academic backgrounds are relevant to their current work and provide tips on how to pursue a career in the U.S. capitol. This workshop is part of a series of career development workshops hosted by Stanford Global Studies. Please RSVP. Dinner will be served. Read more.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | 6:00PM-7:30PM | BEAM, First Floor Conference Room
International Discussion Series: Extreme Weather Events and Global Warming: The New Normal?
Join us for a talk with Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University. He studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate change could impact agriculture, water resources, and human health.  Dr. Diffenbaugh is currently Editor-in-Chief of the peer-review journal Geophysical Research Letters. He has served as a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has provided testimony and scientific expertise to the White House, the Governors of California and Indiana, and U.S. Congressional offices. Read more.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Bechtel International Center

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.
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Apply here by February 15, 2018

STS Summer Research College
During the Summer Quarter of 2018, the STS Program will be participating in Stanford’s Summer Research College. STS will be able to provide six STS affiliated faculty members with a full-time undergraduate research assistant. Participants will work directly with a faculty mentor for ten weeks during the summer. The program is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by involving students in the ongoing research of Stanford faculty members. Applications from faculty and students are due February 16th, 2018.

Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow
The City of San José’s Mayor’s Office of Science and Technology is charged with making San Jose the most innovative city in America by 2020.  Projects currently in this portfolio include autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, broadband investment, bridging the digital divide, and making the city more user-friendly for residents by building new mobile and web apps to allow for seamless interaction with City Hall. Read more.

 Ask a Pro!
Meet with an employer or alumnus for job search support!! Get help when you want it. Schedule a 30-minute appointment, over Skype or by phone, for a mock interview or for feedback on your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile. The only requirement is that you are a declared undergraduate or master’s student in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Interested in participating? It’s easy! Just follow these 3 steps to get advice on how best to communicate your skills and experience to a potential employer through your job search materials and during interviews. Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Visual Design Intern - Adobe Systems
Digital Media Intern - Yosemite Conservancy
Health Policy Coordinator - Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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