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Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that Rob Reich, McGregor-Girand Professor of Social Ethics of Science and Technology and Senior Fellow at…
Three-year lecture position with possibility of renewal. February 15 deadline for an August 2024 start date. PhD in STS or a related field must be in hand by July 1.Stanford has been involved in a…
The application will close Dec. 6, 2023.Stanford Existential Risk Initiative (SERI) FellowshipThis position offers unique possibilities for impact for fellows dedicated to pursuing existential risk…
Dr. Alice Fox started as a new lecturer in the STS Department this year. She is currently teaching STS 144: Adventures in Video Gaming and Society in the Autumn Quarter and will be co-…
The Stanford Existential Risks Initiative released the proceedings from the third annual Stanford Existential Risks Conference. Titled "Intersections, Reinforcements, Cascades", the proceedings…
This year's award recipient is STS graduating Senior Nicole Mossmer. Nicole was diagnosed with a heart condition during her freshman year at Stanford, forcing her to retire from tennis team. She then…
Gabrielle Hecht, STS affiliated faculty, is among three Stanford University scholars who have been awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships. This prestigious honor recognizes mid-career scholars, artists…
Stanford has been involved in a major remaking of introductory general education.  The University launched the COLLEGE program as a first-year requirement. You can read about its offerings here: …
Call for Papers From Global Catastrophes to Existential Risks: Intersections, Reinforcements, Cascades Deadline for abstract submissions: December 15, 2022 Please direct your questions to seri-…
The Stanford Existential Risks Initiative (SERI) postdoctoral fellows will develop and pursue independent research agendas addressing large-scale risks across any of the four research areas (advanced…
This year’s $500 award is split between two excellent STS graduate students: Frank Vito Mondelli has advocated for disability rights throughout his time at Stanford. Frank’s dissertation focuses on…
The race for technological advances that will help us reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is on! Leading up to Earth Day 2022, Wondrium—the leading streaming provider of lifelong learning content…
Nine researchers from Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS describes…
Open Postdoctoral Fellow position, Stanford Existential Risks Initiative The Stanford Existential Risks Initiative (SERI) is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position…
The science journal Nature polled Lead Authors of IPCC Sixth Assessment (including STS Director Dr. Paul Edwards) on their views about the future of climate change. Over 60 percent think the…