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Heads Up Newsletter January 4th, 2016 Edition


Announcements & Opportunities


Distinguished Peer:

We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the rest of the 2015-2016 academic year. All submissions are valid through the academic year. Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? Please submit a nomination.

Winners are chosen on a monthly basis and will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, be profiled via the OME website and bulletin board, and receive a name plate on the Distinguished Peers Perpetual Plaque located in the OME. Current MIT undergraduate students can be nominated or self-nominated in the following categories:

i. Entrepreneurship
ii. Public Service
iii. MIT Spirit
iv. Performing Arts/Athletic Achievements
v. Global initiative and experience
vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations for February 2016 are due on Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination
Questions? Contact Lilen Uchima lilen@mit.edu


GECD Employer Site Visits:

Still exploring careers? Curious to learn what a typical day is like for the NYPD Intelligence Department, a consultant, a gaming company, etc.? Sign up for a January employer site visit to expand your career options, knowledge and network with alumni, students and employers.

To register for the following visits, click on the links provided below or search for the visit in CareerBridge under the "Events" tab. When in “Events” filter for the date range of the visits to access the registration page. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel arrangements for these employer visits.

BevSpot - Wednesday, January 13th 1-3PM 

Broad Institute - Undergrad Visit Tuesday, January 26th 9:15 - 10:45AM

DomeYard LLC - Wednesday, January 27th 5-7PM 

Biogen - Thursday, January 28th 10:30AM - 12:30PM

JetBrains - Thursday, January 28th, 1-3PM

Broad Institute - PhD Visit Friday, January 29th, 10:45AM - 12:15PM


Excelling at MIT and Beyond: Developing a "Growth Market"

Many students arrive at MT riding on years of academic success and praise from teachers, parents, and colleagues. But what happens when you encounter uncertainty and failure? Have you been in a challenging class where you worry about how others will perceive you if don't sound "smart" enough? This course will focus on neuroplasticity, motivation and on how deliberately cultivating a "growth-mindset" can improve our willingness and ability to face challenges and to innovate, despite the risk of failure.

Participants must attend all sessions. Registration is open until January 8th, 2016. Classes will be held on January 12th, 15th, 19th and 22nd: 10am - 12pm in 8-205.


Volunteer Tutor Opportunity with Upward Bound

Volunteer Tutors are needed at the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program to provide academic assistance, in the areas of Math, English, Science, Social Science, and World Language, to low-income and first-generation high school students in our after school tutorial program. High school level tutoring experience is preferred. The program is seeking individuals who are able to commit at least one day per week, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours per day.

Tutors are needed on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm. All after school programming takes place at the Program's main office, which is located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Room N52-130, Cambridge, MA 02139. Participants must attend all sessions.


Travel with MIT Women's Initiative over IAP

The MIT Women's Initiative is a program that sends women MIT students to different schools across the country to give presentations to elementary, middle, and high school girls about STEM, more specifically, women in STEM. Recently, one of our presenters dropped out and we are looking for a student to take her place. If you are interested in a FREE trip to Westland Michigan on the dates January 10th-16th, 2016. Keep in mind that this is a fantastic leadership AND community service opportunity. Please email either, Linda ljiang94@mit.edu Chloe, cgarden@mit.edu for information.


University of Texas Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship 2016:

UT PGE is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit their department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2016 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 10th, 2016. http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship.


Summer Research Experience for Veterans:

The University of Washington Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering sponsors a summer research program for veterans on the UW Seattle campus.

Participants in the Research Experience for Veterans (REV) program participate in research at the interface of biology and engineering. For 10 weeks, participants work in a laboratory and are mentored by a graduate student, a post-doctoral trainee, and a professor. Participants work with teams on projects with defined goals and also attend lectures and seminars on relevant topics. REV participants also take part in a poster session and a research symposium at the end of the summer.

Application forms for the 2016 REV program are now available at: http://www.csne-erc.org/content/veterans. The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Lise Johnson, CSNE University Education Manager liseaj@uw.edu.


Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience (DESRE):

DESRE is a comprehensive research training program held during the summer, from June 6th, 2016 to July 15th, 2016. Participants in DESRE spend 6 weeks in Southeast Georgia immersed in full-time rural health disparities elimination research and training, with the goal of providing students interested in health sciences the opportunity to:

1. Engage in cutting edge rural health disparities research
2. Receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities concerns.

DESRE is now accepting applications from undergraduates and graduates. The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2016.

More information about the program is available at http://GeorgiaSouthern.edu/RHRI/DESRE. If you have questions, please contact: DESRE@georgiasouthern.edu.


Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (E3S REU):

The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) is accepting applications for summer internship positions at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso.

2016 E3S Summer Research Internship
Dates: June 5th-August 6th, 2016
Locations: UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso
Application Deadline: January 29th, 2016

What is the E3S Summer Research Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Learn more at: www.e3s-center.org/research/

For additional information, check out the upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process. There will be online info sessions on January 19th, and January 25th. Use this time to hear more about E3S REU and ask any questions you may have about the application. RSVP online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016E3SInfoSession

Questions: Contact Lea Marlor at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4882


Summer Research Opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital:

This is an exciting summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for your underrepresented in medicine (URM) undergraduate rising juniors, juniors and seniors or first year medical students. The Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at BWH is recruiting its eighth cohort of scholars to participate in the Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program.

Students are invited to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the supervision of BWH faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks students will share their findings during a program ending research presentation day.

As well as conducting research, students will also receive professional development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in social networking events.

The BWH STARS Program will cover students’ travel costs to and from Boston, cost of housing, selected meals and activities, and a Research Trainee stipend.

This is a great opportunity to train in the Harvard Medical School environment. Please visit the program website at http://cfdd.brighamandwomens.org/bwhstars/ for more information and to view the application. The application deadline is January 21, 2016 and students will be notified of their selection by February 29, 2016.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at BWHSTARS@partners.org or call (617) 525-8356.


CHCI’s Paid Award Winning Programs – Applications Now Open:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute would like to share some valuable information regarding tremendous opportunities for Latino college students and recent graduates. CHCI offers a wide range of programs including internships for current undergraduate students, to fellowships for recent graduates (undergrad and post-grad). Participants of these programs receive a stipend, housing, round trip travel, local transit stipend and health insurance. You can further develop your skills through CHCI’s award-winning leadership training while connecting with a powerful network of Latino Leaders. For more information and to apply to CHCI’s program on their website www.chci.org.

Summer 2016 Internship Program: Apply by January 22nd, 2016
2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Program: Apply by February 5th, 2016
2016-2017 Public Policy Fellowship: Apply by February 22nd, 2016
Fall 2016 Internship Program: Apply by April 22nd, 2016


Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute:

What is MTBI? MTBI is an intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Promising young scientists are prepared for the rigors of graduate studies in working of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences. MTBI enables students to conduct research in their own areas of interest in a small group setting.

* Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors
* Majoring in math, biology, or related fields
* At least one year of calculus

Students will receive:
* $4,000 stipend
* Round-trip airfare
* Housing on ASU campus

For more information and to apply please visit: mtbi.asu.edu/summerprogram. The deadline to apply is: January 31st, 2016.


Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offer paid internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

For more information, please contact: Joanne Levy, MBA, Program Director, levyj@wharton.upon.edu.

To apply, please visit SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application. The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2016.


Isabelle de Courtivron Prize:

Seeks for student writing submissions on immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed race experiences.

Open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers. The winner will be announced on April 1st, 2016.

The winner will receive a $400 award and will be featured on the CB/BS website web.mit.edu/cbbs/

The deadline to apply is: February 18th, 2016. Details on submission requirements: http://web.mit.edu/cbbs/. If you have any questions please email: cbbsprize@mit.edu


STEM Funding and Research Opportunities:

Still looking for a summer research opportunities or STEM funding? Make sure to check out PathwaystoScience.org to learn more about over 800 summer programs you can take advantage of or for information on financial support you might need for Graduate school.

Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx


Summer 2016 Internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History:

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American history is now accepting applications for interns in their Development Office and Special Event Office!

The Development Office manages a robust philanthropy program that creates meaningful experiences for members and donors while raising funds to sustain core museum activities including exhibitions, education initiatives, public programs, conservation projects, capital projects, and more. The interns report to the Manager of Annual Giving, but will work closely with all development managers to learn different aspects of fundraising and development, while supporting the team in meeting its goals. Interns will learn about membership, major giving and personal philanthropy, assist with gift acknowledgements, special projects, and events, and help advance the process for individual and institutional donors and prospects.

The Office of Special Events plans and coordinates over 100 events each year including: exhibition openings, press conferences, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, and corporate dinners and receptions. The office is characterized by a busy but proactive environment that strives to forward the goals of the Smithsonian Institution by connecting with the community and public at large. Interns are given a great deal of responsibility and permitted the chance to develop their writing skills, interact with museum officials, work with caterers and vendors, and staff numerous special events. Interns are exposed to the nuances of protocol and frequently accompany staff members for on-site visits with potential donors and walk-throughs with clients and vendors.

The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2016. To apply, follow the instructions in the following link: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Intern & Fellows Program Manager Omar Eaton-Martinez at eatonmo@si.edu


CSNE International Exchange Program:

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (University of Washington) is continuing its summer international student exchange program with BrainLinks/Brain Tools (Freiburg, Germany) and the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India). Application deadline: March 1st, 2016.

For more information about the research programs, please see: http://www.csne-erc.org,http://www.iisc.ernet.in/ and http://www.brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de/

For more about the application process and application form, please email: Eric H. Chudler, PhD at chudler@u.washington.edu.


2015 Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance:

The 9th annual application cycle of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is now open! Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa, including Spark Schools in South Africa, Andela in Nigeria and Rides for Lives in Uganda. Admitted candidates will attend the ninth annual symposium at Yale and Harvard University and Bretton Woods, April 8th – 11th, 2016. For more information, please visit: www.healliance.org/nomination.


The Negev is Now Hiring:

The Negev is hiring at thenegev.com for every position imaginable. The Negev is a booming housing company in SF and if you're unsure of how your degree or experience can fit in with them, just remember they are a small start-up and everyone contribute to every part of the company. Interphase alumni Lauren Spite who studied chemistry, for example, did chemo research and is now in charge of finances.

Simply send your resume to Lauren at lauren@thenegev.com. Even if you already have a job offers in place for after MIT you never know what else is out there. OR if you're looking for a change and need a way to get your foot in a new door- this is your chance.