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The 7th Annual Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
The 7th annual application cycle of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is now open and will close on December 30, 2013.
If you know young African entrepreneurial leaders, who could benefit from the opportunities of our Alliance please alert them or nominate them by filling out our online nomination form: www.hbws.nimbani.com/nominations
2014 HEA Opportunities include:
• Harambe Africa Angels Network Award: Angel Investment for African Startups
• Harambe Syngenta Assignment: Career Opportunity in Africa’s Agribusiness
• Harambe Pfizer Fellowship: Summer Grant for M-Health Ventures
• Harambe Fletcher Scholar Program: Full Tuition Scholarship for your Master’s Degree
• Harambe Wolff Olins Engagement: Rebranding Africa
Please review the short videos below to learn more about our partners and our network of young African entrepreneurial leaders, including McKinsey, Standard Chartered Bank and GlaxoSmithKline and read about the accomplishments of Harambeans on China Daily, CNN, the New York Times and Forbes Africa.
- Harambe Friends and Partners: http://youtu.be/CuIFfXfoLcs
- Ventures and Harambe Entrepreneurs: http://youtu.be/UrB21ydBvnc
Application Deadlines:
- Early Admission Deadline is November 30, 2013
- Regular Admission Deadline is December 30, 2013

Application available at www.healliance.org/apply

Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques
(7.396: Independent Study in Experimental Biology) (https://biology.mit.edu/about/iap)
For Credit:
Level: U
6 units (0-4-2)
Graded P/D/F
Can be repeated for credit. Fee: $85.00
See "The Art of Microbiology" from the MIT News office (IAP 2012). (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/microbiology-iap-course.html)
Instructors: Dr. Mandana Sassanfar, Lori Ling
 
Topics of current or special interest. This intensive "boot-camp"
 style course will provide hands-on instruction in basic molecular biological techniques including isolation and quantification of
nucleic acid and protein, agarose and SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, PCR, microbiology, and bioinformatics.
 In addition students will learn more elaborate techniques such as ultracentrifugation and electron
microscopy to purify and view virus particles. Emphasis will be on real-world application and experimentation
 in preparation for a more successful UROP experience. Priority will be given to freshmen with no prior research experience.
 Interested students must fill out an application form (see below) and email it to Dr. Sassanfar (mandana [at] mit.edu).
 Deadline 12/06/13. You will be notified by 12/16/13 whether you are enrolled in the class.

Jan 13-17, 20-24, 27, 12:30 – 5:00pm, 68-089

Enter departmental lottery by: December 06, 2013 
Do not preregister on Websis.
Limited to 12 participants. No listeners.
Prereq: 7.01x or AP Biology - This course is not a substitute for 7.02
Download Application (linked .doc file)
Contacts:
•    Dr. Mandana Sassanfar, 68-270A, x2-4371, mandana [at] mit.edu
•    Lori Ling, 68-522 x8-8122, Lorraine Ling, loriling [at] mit.edu

 

Recruitment for the Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference
Friday Evening, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts

We are asking for your help in identifying underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (especially African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native students/fellows) who would benefit from attending the 2014 Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference. 

Please forward the email below with the attached flyer to any students/fellows whom you feel would benefit from the networking and workshop opportunities gained from participating in the conference.

Any help in the recruitment process would be greatly appreciated.
Lise D. Kaye and the BSCP Team

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference
Friday Evening, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) will hold its twelfth biennial Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental, and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native students/fellows) on Friday evening, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014.

The conference will offer breakout and plenary sessions; keynote speakers; small group meetings between mentors/advisors and students; networking opportunities with professionals from biotechnology companies, academic institutions and the National Institutes of Health; and a program featuring science resources, including fellowships, job and research opportunities, internships, and summer programs.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

To request an application, please forward your academic level and preferred postal mailing address to Lise D. Kaye at  lise_kaye@hms.harvard.edu.
Application Deadline: February 5, 2014

**Electronic applications are not available.**

For more information on BSCP please visit our Web site at www.bscp.org.

 

MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American; females who are underrepresented in their discipline; or first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 8, 2014.

For more information, visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/murf.

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 14, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars.

 

The MIT Giving Tree
 
This Friday kicks off the annual MIT Giving Tree organized by the Public Service Center! Limited resources, parental illness, and other stressful situations make it difficult for many children and families in the Greater Boston Area to celebrate this holiday season. Last year, the MIT community provided gifts to over 500 local children, and this year we are looking to significantly increase our impact through faculty and staff support. You can sponsor a child’s gift request individually, or participate in a group with friends or co-workers.

The PSC works with 11 local organizations (such as Horizons for Homeless Children) that support Greater Boston-area families and children experiencing homelessness or other stressful situations.

To pick up a gift request and to sponsor a child, please stop by our office in 4-104. To learn more visit the website -  http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/volunteering/programs/givingtree/, or email mitgivingtree@mit.edu.

 

Hola Estefania!

My name is Bruna and I'm writing to invite the entire Latino community at MIT to apply to MIT Student House. MITSH is a wonderful community of MIT undergraduates on campus with two fantastic advantages: phenomenal perks and the lowest rent on campus!

We currently have 15+ countries represented at the house, but only ONE Hispanic (Me- from Peru!) in the least 4 years. MIT Student House truly is a wonderful opportunity and we would like to extend a special invitation to the entire LCC community to apply.

Would you be so kind as to FWD the attached flyer to all your students?

Thank you very much & please do let me know if this is possible,

Bruna Moscol
(305) 582-8098
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Vamos todos adelante!"