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Heads Up Newsletter March 1st, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) Exam Review:

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 - 8.02

Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) Is Now Open:

The TSR^2, located in 16-159, is open for P-Set Nights during the semester (except on MIT holidays).

Sundays - Physics (8.011, 8.02)

Mondays - Chemistry (5.111, 5.12)

Tuesdays - Calculus (18.01, 18.02, 18.03)

Wednesdays - Open Study

Thursdays - Biology (7.013, 7.014)

Distinguished Peers:

We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for 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:


Public Service

MIT Spirit

Performing Arts/Athletic Achievements

Global Initiative and Experience

Prestigious Fellows

Nominations for April 2016 are due onSunday, March 13th, 2016. Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination. Questions? Contact Lilen Uchima - lilen@mit.edu


TGIF with Intel (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Intel at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: May 6th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Coffeehouse (Student Center, W20)


TGIF with Cisco (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Cisco at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 16th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491


TGIF with Procter & Gamble (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Procter & Gamble at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 30th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-407


TGIF with Capital One (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Capital One at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: October, 14th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491


Harvard Cooperative Society Board of Directors:

The Coop is accepting applications for Student Directors for 2016-2017 academic year. Applications are available online March 1st-April10th, 2016 at www.thecoop.com.

Compensation: Both student and non-student directors will be compensated based partly on their election to the position and attendance at regularly scheduled board meetings during the year. Directors will be paid $600/academic year and an additional $1,200 for attending a minimum of regularly scheduled board meetings.

Responsibilities: Work closely with the President and other Board members to formulate policy and develop strategic objectives and goals; attend and actively participate in regular Board meetings and other official functions; serve on assigned committees; maintain confidentiality of all Coop business; review Board information packets prior to each meeting; disclose possible conflicts of interest and refrain from votes on issues related to the conflict; serve as voice to communicate the needs and concerns of members; attend board and standing meetings and committee meetings.

Required Meetings: Scheduled Board meetings, typically 5-6 per year, are held on Thursdays at 3:30PM.

Committee Meetings: Committee meetings are scheduled by the committee chair on an as needed basis. The standing committee currently include: Executive, Audit, Finance, University and Community Relations, Nominating and Governance, Real Estate, Internet, Long Range Planning.

All Directors are expected to serve on a minimum of two committees.


Orientation Leader Application Deadline Extended:

Orientation Leader applications have been extended to Friday, March 4th, 2016. For application information, please visit: http://mit.edu/orientation/apps/oleader.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Kenney: mkenny@mit.edu


Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative/MIT Bitcoin Expo:

The MIT Media Lab announced the launch of the Digital Currency Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to bring together global experts in areas ranging from cryptography, to economics, to privacy, to distributed systems, to take on this important new area of research..

To learn more about this exciting new technology, please visit: https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/launching-a...

Upcoming MIT Bitcoin Expo: March 5th-6th, 2016

Location: Bldg E52: The Samberg Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

For more details about registration: http://mitbitcoinexpo.org/


Teaching with Digital Technology Awards for MIT Faculty:

An opportunity has arisen to serve on the judging committee for a new award: the Teaching with Digital Technology Award.

The Teaching with Digital Technology Awards are new student-nominated awards for faculty and instructors who have effectively used digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT. The awards recognize faculty for their teaching innovations and give the MIT community the opportunity to learn from their practices.

The awards are co-sponsored by ODL, DUE and ODGE; winners are selected by a committee of student, faculty and staff, that is the committee you are invited to serve on. The time commitment is expected to be only ~ 1 hour total, including reviewing nominations online during the week of March 28th and attending one 30-minute meeting on April 4th, 2016: 2:30PM-3PM.

An interest in learning about and helping to improve teaching innovation at MIT is the only requirement, no particular prior experience or knowledge needed.

To learn how you can volunteer or serve on the judging committee, or for more information, please visit: NominatProf.mit.edu. You can also use this link to nominate any of your faculty or instructors if you do not want to volunteer to serve on the judging committee.

If you are interesting in participating, please contact sherylb@mit.edu by March 13th, 2016, stating your course/major and year.


Building Cybersecurity Diversity (BCD) Scholarship:

There are three special opportunities for young women who may be interested in learning more about the cybersecurity field. Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is a global company dedicated to meeting the changing need in the cybersecurity threat issues of the Financial Sector. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in a technology-based program, just an interest in learning about the field.

The May 2016 Annual Summit will be held from May 1st-4th, 2016. Recipients will also be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to assist with educational expenses. Sponsorship includes all travel, meals, registration, and hotel expenses associated with the Summit. Hotel rooms, flights, and registration fees will be paid in advance by FS-ISAC. Scholarship awards will be awarded after the Summit. For more information, please visit: http://www.fsisac-summit.com/2016-fs-isac-annual-summit/

Application deadline: March 15th, 2016 by 5PM


Microsoft New England R&D (NERD) Women/An Evening of Networking and Mentoring:

Join Microsoft New England R&D (NERF) Women, Blacks & Africans and LGBTQ groups for an evening of Networking and Mentoring. Come meet other students and join discussion about coding resources/competitions, Program Manager/Software Engineer/Data Science roles at Microsoft, minorities in tech, resume/interview prep, and any other questions you may have.

RSVP by March 22nd, 2016 at http://aka.ms.studentnetwork 2016. Please note that 80 tickets are available and will go quickly!

Event Agenda

4:45PM – Doors open/registration

5:30PM – Mentoring Rings led by Microsoft Employees

6:30PM – Panel, Networking, Refreshments

Where: Microsoft New England, Clara Baron Conference Room (1st floor), 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138


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 our ninth annual symposium at Yale and Harvard University and Bretton Woods, April 8th – 11th, 2016.

For more information: www.healliance.org/nomination


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.

Fall 2016 Internship Program: Apply by April 22nd, 2016


SURF Program Research Program Opportunities:

The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. SURG is an 11-week summer opportunity located in Boulder, CO (May 16th-July 29th, 2016) for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experience.

For more information: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/


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.

For consideration, please forward a letter of interest and a resume to: upwardbound@mit.edu. For more information, please contact Ms. Evette M. Layne, Director, at the above email address or call 617-253-5124


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