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November 2022

November 11: Music at the Farm: A Conversation with Okaidja Afroso

Please join us for an informal gathering of community at Stanford’s magical O’Donohue Family Farm to meet Ghanaian musician and composer Okaidja Afroso. The Portland-based artist draws from the ecological knowledge of the Indigenous Gadangme fishermen of Ghana’s Atlantic Gulf of Guinea to grapple with what it means to commune with the spirits of the sea in the face of climate change and modernization.

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This event is co-presented by the Environmental Justice Working Group, the Notations in Science Communication and Cultural Rhetorics, the Center for African Studies, and Stanford Live.

October 2022

October 3 - 28: Application Open for NCR and NSC

Applications for both the NCR and NSC are due no later than October 28th by 5 PM. 

September 2022

September 28: Notations Pizza Party

The Notation in Cultural Rhetorics and the Notation in Science Communication had a joint pizza party to kick off the new year on September 28th. Thanks to all the students and other supporters of the notations who stopped by to say hello!

people standing around a picnic table eating pizza with trees in background

June 2022

Seven students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. We wish the following NSC graduates a warm "congratulations" for all of their excellent work!

  • May Aye, Environmental Systems Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Citlali Blanco, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Joshua Buchi, Human Biology 
  • Natalie Cross, Earth Systems 
  • Trudie Grattan, Human Biology B.S. and Earth Systems M.A.
  • Vrinda Suresh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Nuzhah Tarsoo, Earth Systems

Read more about the graduates in the June 2022 Student Spotlight.

May 2022 

May 9 - May 23: NSC Spring Application Cycle

Applications to join the Notation in Science Communication are due by 5PM on May 23rd. After the 23rd, you can continue to apply on a rolling basis. See the NSC Application Process page for more information.

April 2022

April 22, 2022 - Teach 2022 Conference Plenary

NSC students hold up laptops showing their ePortfolio

Join the NSC Class of 2022 and NSC Coordinator Emily Polk for a plenary panel discussion at the Teach 2022 Sustainable Teaching and Learning conference on April 22, 2022.

Register Today!

 

April 4 - April 18: NCR Spring Application Cycle

Applications to join the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics are due by 5PM on April 18th. After the 18th, you can continue to apply on a rolling basis. See the NCR Application Process page for more information.

March 2022

Evan Baldonado headshot; Credit: Omar Baldonado

Notation student Evan Baldonado was featured in a Stanford Report article about the new environmental justice minor offered by the Earth Systems Program and the new Earth school focused on climate and sustainability. 

Image Credit: Omar Baldonado

 

February 2022

February 25th - Dimensions of Asian and Asian American Rhetorics

flyer for program featuring headshots of panel participants

Presented by the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), this panel discussion explores what the study of rhetoric looks like in the context of Asian and Asian American experiences. PWR Faculty Director Adam Banks will be joined by Professors Haivan Hoang, Rory Ong, and Jennifer Sano-Franchini.

 

February 23rd - NSC Alumni Panel

NSC alumni participating in panel discussion

Join us for our first NSC Alumni Panel (over Zoom) on February 23rd from 5:30-7 p.m. PST! Former NSC students will share what they did after graduation, how science communication informs their lives and their advice and guidance for current students.

If you'd like to view a recording of the event, please email the NSC coordinator at notationsc@stanford.edu.

November 2021

flyer for program showing students taking notes and headshots of panel participants

Join us as we officially kickoff the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics program with a special panel and discussion on Dimensions of Mexican American Rhetoric on Friday, November 5th at 1:00. PWR Faculty Director Adam Banks will be joined by Professors Gabriela Rios from University of Colorado Boulder, Aja Martinez from University of North Texas, and Jaime Mejia from Texas State University.

 

June 2021

Eight students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. We wish the following NSC graduates a warm "congratulations" for all of their excellent work!

  • Margot Bellon, Biology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Alan Brantley, Engineering | Product Design
  • Wajih Chaudhry, History
  • Osanna Drake, Earth Systems
  • Jordan Ferre, Earth Systems
  • Kate LeBlanc, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Ilham Osman, Human Biology
  • Noam Ringach, Mathematics (awarded Notation with Distinction)

Read more about the graduates in the June 2021 Student Spotlight.

June 2020

Seventeen students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. We wish the following NSC graduates a warm "congratulations" for all of their excellent work!

  • Rachel Anders, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Laura Anderson, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Lea Bourgade, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Mikaela Brewer, Human Biology and Minor in Creative Writing
  • Jordan Brinn, Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Alexandre Bucquet, Mathematical and Computational Science (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Niza Contreras, Earth Systems (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Robel Daniel, Computer Science and Political Science
  • Audrey Elliot, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Soraya Fereydooni, Biology
  • Redeat Gebeyehu, Human Biology
  • Rebecca Nelson, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Mailo Numazu, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Nana Peterson, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Amelia Traylor, Biomechanical Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Jenny M. Vo-Phamhi, BAH in Classics and BS in Computer Science
  • Zheng Yan, Computer Science

Read more about the graduates in the June 2020 Student Spotlight.

June 2019

Thirteen students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. We wish the following NSC graduates a warm "congratulations" for all of their excellent work!

  • Annika Brakebill, Biology
  • Colette Brannan, Chemistry (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Brook Getachew, Human Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Scarlett Guo, Human Biology
  • Cole Holderman, Human Biology
  • Tylor Jilk, Physics (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Christina Kohlmann, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Cindy Liu, Biomedical Computation Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Hanna Payne, Biology
  • Madison Pobis, Earth Systems (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Kaitlin Schroeder, Human Biology
  • Hannah Shor, Earth Systems
  • Amanda Urke, Biological Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Maggie Wood, Civil Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)

Read more about the graduates in the May 2019 Student Spotlight.

January 2019

Headshot of Churchill Scholar Cindy Liu

NSC Senior Cindy Liu has been named a 2019-2020 Churchill Scholar. 

The Churchill Scholarship promotes scientific exchange between the UK and US. Read more about Cindy and her plans for her year in Cambridge.

June 2018

Fifteen students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. We wish the following NSC graduates a warm "congratulations" for all of their excellent work!

  • Mireille Bejjani, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Janine Birnbaum, Geophysics (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Robert Collar, Geological Sciences (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Tai Dinger, Biology
  • Victoria Fan, Biology (Neurobiology)
  • Molly Fischer, Biology
  • Sierra Garcia, Earth Systems (Oceans)
  • Kayla Guillory, Product Design
  • Kathleen Howell, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Elise Miller, Symbolic Systems
  • Jamieson O'Marr, Biology
  • Sandra Ortellado, Human Biology
  • Tenzin Sangmo, Human Biology
  • Hannah Thompson, Civil and Environmental Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Thomas Trzpit, Mechanical Engineering

Read more about the graduates in the May 2018 Student Spotlight.

July 2017

The work of several NSC students was featured in the Stanford Report article, "Students Collaborate with Community Groups in Farmers, Scientists, Activists," an Advanced PWR course with a science communication focus taught by PWR lecturer Erica Cirillo-McCarthy that was offered during winter quarter, 2017.

June 2017

Fourteen students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. A hearty congratulations to all of our NSC graduates!

  • Sklyar Cohen, Psychology
  • Montserrat Cordero, Mathematics
  • Eric Cramer, Biomedical Computation
  • Maria Doerr, Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Maggie Engler, Electrical Engineering (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Victoria Gomez, Earth Systems (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Emma Hutchinson, Earth Systems (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Lily Katz, Materials Science Engineering
  • Noah Makow, Computer Science
  • Sydney Maples, Symbolic Systems
  • Sydney Osifeso, Biomedical Computation
  • Matthew Rusk, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Steven Solomon, Human Biology
  • Devangi Vivrekar, Physics (awarded Notation with Distinction)

December 2016

NSC student Maggie Engler is featured in this recent Stanford News video "Girls Teaching Girls to Code."

June 2016

Nine students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. A hearty congratulations to all of our NSC graduates!

  • Carolina Downie, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Martine Madill, Psychology
  • Kira Minehart, Earth Systems
  • Anna Nagy, Human Biology
  • Laurie Rumker, Human Biology
  • Keetan Rutledge, Human Biology
  • Greeshma Somashekar, Human Biology
  • Nick Troccoli, Computer Science
  • Samantha Zarate, Engineering

April 2016

At the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX, PWR Associate Director Christine Alfano, Notation in Science Communication coordinator Jennifer Stonaker, and PWR Lecturer Cassie Wright, presented on "Taking Action, Building Community, and Sponsoring Literacy with Stanford's Notation in Science Communication."

March 2016

students in 99B discuss portfolios

Stanford News featured a story on the Notation in Science Communication and what the program offers our students.

November 2015

Notation in Science Communication coordinator Jennifer Stonaker and PWR's Academic Technology Specialist, Megan O'Connor, gave a poster presentation on "Using ePortfolios and Folio-Thinking to Advance Science Communication Skills" at the Association of American Colleges and Universities STEM Conference, "Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education" in Seattle, WA.

October 2015

At Stanford's Academic Technology Expo, Notation in Science Communication coordinator Jennifer Stonaker, Notation in Science Communication lecturer Russ Carpenter, and PWR's Academic Technology Specialist, Megan O'Connor, presented on "ePortfolios and Folio-Thinking: Advancing Science Communication at Stanford."

June 2015

Fourteen students graduated this spring with their Notation in Science Communication. A hearty congratulations to all of our NSC graduates!

  • Chris Connolly, Biology
  • Mia Diawara, Science, Technology, and Society (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Joe (John) Getsy, Human Biology
  • Sarah Gleberman, Human Biology
  • Abigail Gopez, Human Biology
  • Lauren Nguyen, Biology
  • Nate Nunez, Computer Science
  • Judith (Shanika) Pelpola, Biology (awarded Notation with Distinction)
  • Gelyna Price, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Estevan Santiago, Human Biology
  • James Spicer, Engineering
  • Aimee Trujillo, Political Science
  • Camille Van Neste, Chemistry
  • Catherine Zaw, Biology and Linguistics