Following a busy, virtual quarter at the PIT Lab, we took a step back to reflect on last quarter and outline plans for winter quarter. We appreciate your engagement with the Lab and we hope that you’ll continue to engage with our new themes, events, and projects this quarter.
Fall quarter was a whirlwind for the PIT Lab. After onboarding a team of over 60 students, we began to tackle new challenges and expand our work on campus. Our work has focused on three themes:
By Kyla Windley & Edith Pan
This article is part of the PIT Policy Team’s broader series on Racial Justice and Diversity in the Tech Ecosystem. Find our introduction to the series here.
I tiptoed into the kitchen for a snack, thinking “Who takes a Zoom call in the kitchen?” My parents and I were all adjusting to life in quarantine; my parents were adjusting to having a daughter back at home who needs to be fed at least twenty times a day. …
Stanford’s PIT Lab is an interdisciplinary student-led organization focused on building a thoughtful community around public interest technology at Stanford. The Policy team at the PIT Lab, led by Stanford seniors Lauren Nolen and Jake Adams, will be regularly publishing pieces exploring pressing policy questions in the tech space. Over the next couple months, the team will be focusing on racial justice and technology.
As the influence of tech companies has grown, there has been increasing public concern over how technology can both exacerbate and alleviate societal inequities. This is borne out of a recognition that these tools and platforms…