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#110 - Malaria Vaccines, Government Fellowships, and Fixing the Internet!
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We’re getting closer to the 7th annual Impact Fellowship! This year’s program will be taking place in San Francisco, and it’s our first time anywhere other than NYC! If you’re a young technologist interesting in leveraging your skills for social and environmental betterment, join us! If you know someone who would be interested in participating and you think would make a good candidate, send them the application link (or just forward this email to them)! Apply by November 9th to hear back by November 15th!
In the News
💽 Here’s a recap of OpenAI’s dev conference from the other day and all the updates
🦟 The Mosquirix vaccine is reducing Malaria lethality by as much as 13%. This is huge.
🍎 Apple is hoping to use carbon nanotubes in their batteries by as soon as 2025.
⚜️ New material for semiconductors just dropped!
Ark Biotech is powering the most important infrastructure buildout of this generation to transform how people consume protein. Ark is a B2B company engineering and designing next-generation production systems for the cultivated meat industry. They are a venture-backed startup driven by a desire to create a better food system for the planet and its inhabitants. At Ark, you will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that matter and apply cutting-edge engineering and science in an environment that rewards creativity and visionary approaches. They are currently seeking an automation intern to help with their production processes.
Check out the US Digital Corps Fellowship! The fellowship is a paid, full‑time position that offers a competitive salary and benefits. Fellows have the opportunity to convert to a full‑time career position upon successful completion of the program. The Digital Corps supports in‑person, hybrid, and distributed Fellows, subject to the telework policies of host agencies. Fellows are placed within different federal agencies to help them become more effective and efficient. As one of our past speakers at the Impact Summit said, “It’s a great way to affect change within the startup with the largest user base in the world: the US government!“
While we’re highlighting gov jobs, you might be interested in the coolly-named Census Bureau opportunity: the xD fellowship! They’re looking for teammates who are motivated by curiosity and have a desire to make lasting positive impact. Emerging Technology Fellows bring an entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in emerging technologies to solve some of the most pressing federal data challenges of the 21st century. If you love a challenge, have demonstrated leadership in your career, and you’re looking to apply your talents towards high-impact projects, you may be a great fit for the program!
What We’re Watching
Incarceration rates have been falling, and it’s largely thanks to social justice campaigns and grassroots reform efforts.
Here’s an atlas of the gajillion immune cells in the human body.
The best way to fix the internet might be to ditch the big platforms and move back to a balanced panoply of voices and providers.
Quotes We Love
"We are all here to be mirrors for each other so we can become more accurate reflections of ourselves.
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