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Heads Up Newsletter! March 27, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


Prehealth Advising Drop-In Days with the OME:

Do you want to learn more about health professions? MD? MD/PhD? Dental or Vet? Stop by the OME office for 15 minute drop-in appointments with Prehealth Advising Staff.

Come drop in at the OME one Wednesday a month:

Dates: April 19, May 10

Time:1:00PM - 3:00PM

Location:: Room 4-107


E-MAP: E-Mentor Advocate Partnership:

MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors and active professionals engage in a relevant career-oriented relationship via phone, email, and video conference. Mentors assist protégés in their transition from the academic environment to the career-driven world. Past mentors have represented Draper, BAMIT, Raytheon, Google, LAMIT, BP, Intel, NASA, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, among others.

Submit an online application for AY2017-2018 between March 15, 2017-May 15, 2017: http://tinyurl.com/jzephrn.

Attend upcoming session: Thursday, April 20, 12PM, 1-242

Direct questions to Devan Monroe (monroed@mit.edu)



Momentum 2018 Topics/Themes:

The OME is accepting online submissions for topics/themes Momentum should explore starting in 2018 and beyond. We welcome submissions from MIT undergraduates, regardless of whether you have participated in Momentum or not.

As a reminder, Momentum is:

An interdisciplinary hands-on class,

- Open to MIT freshmen and sophomores,

- Participants work in teams to address real-world problem, and

- Held during Independent Activities Period, IAP

- Please take a moment to complete/submit form below with your recommendation(s) for Momentum topics/themes. Student submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2017!

Submission link: https://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/momentum-2018-topics-submission-form

Thank you for your time and input. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Deolinda R. Branch, drodrigu@mit.edu



The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2):

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) located in 16-159, is open for P-Set Nights, one-on-one sessions, and exam reviews!

P-Set Nights: Drop-in sessions led by TA's – every Sunday through Thursday, 6pm–10pm. Each evening is dedicated to a specific subject (see schedule below).

A new addition to our schedule this semester, Intro Night focuses on introductory level classes in popular majors. For example, Intro Night includes 2.001 (6pm–7pm & 9pm-10pm) 6.00/6.036/6.006 (6pm-7pm), 6.00 (8pm-10pm), 14.01 from 7pm-9pm and 5.12 from 9pm-10pm.

One-on-One Sessions - Students can book a 1-hour appointment with a TA in the subject of their choosing. For this service you will need to create an online account on the OME website. Once our account is created, log in, select TSR^2 and click "Subjects Available" to view available appointments. Request your account https://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/tsr-scheduling-system-account-request#overlay-context=programs-services/tsr-scheduling-system-account-request.

P-Exam Reviews: TAs lead exam reviews for all exams in a selection of subjects (mainly GIRs). Each exam review session takes place 24-48 hours before the exam itself and will be advertised by email.

Please find our Spring Semester P-Set night schedule below:

Chemistry: Sundays: 6pm-10pm

Physics: Mondays: 6pm-10pm

Intro Night: Tuesdays: 6pm-10pm

Calculus: Wednesdays: 6pm-10pm

Biology: Thursdays: 6pm-10pm

All P-Set Nights take place in 16-159!

We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions about any of the services provided by the TSR^2, please feel free to visit our website and send us an email at tsr2@mit.edu


Graduate & Undergraduate Support and Empowerment Group for Women of Color:

Are you seeking a space to connect with other women of color and talk about the issues that affect you?

The Women of Color Support & Empowerment Group aims to provide a safe space to share your experience and engage in discussion around challenges, celebrations, and complexities of life. No prior experience with mental health is required.

Topics may include but are not limited to: daily life challenges, intersection of race and gender, stress management and mindfulness, depressed mood, body image, sexuality and gender identity, and healthy relationships.

This group will have two sections: one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students. Please email Dr. Sejal Patel (patel@med.mit.edu) to learn more about the group, set up a screening, and to join. This group does not yet have a day or time. The group will meet weekly for 1.5 hours based on members’ shared availability at Mental Health in building E23 on the third.


Welcome MIT Class of 2021 Admits!:

floor.Help us welcome the newly admitted Class of 2021 by attending an Admitted Student Gathering over spring break! MIT Admissions has been working with our alumni volunteers to coordinate gatherings across the U.S. and internationally. This is a great way to meet potential new members of the community and to reconnect with current students and alumni from your hometown.

To find the most current information – including exact times, dates, and locations – you can check this website: http://etc.mitadmissions.org/EY2017/admitmeetings/. Log in with username 2021admits with the password 2021parties.


Please email admitparties@mit.edu with any questions.



Bain & Company - Sophomore Diversity Program - Stipend Offered:

World-changers wanted for #BEL2017.

We are excited to share that Bain is announcing an undergraduate sophomore diversity internship called Bain & Company's Building Entrepreneurial Leasers (BEL) program opportunity coming up.

Bain & Company is one of the world's largest management consulting firms. We help global leaders solve their toughest challenges - join our team to learn how you can change the world. If selected, we will put students on actual case work for tan actual Bain client, pay for expenses, and provide a $1,500 stipend. The timing of the program, to be held in August, is specifically designed to allow students to fulfill their other obligations for the summer and then attend ours.

Students need to apply via this link (https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a68blvHQzYjzzvv) upload a copy of their resume by March 31, 2017


National Security Agency on Campus:

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Location: E17-202


Fulbright Information Sessions:

Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students - Interested in pursuing research or grad school abroad for a year? Come learn about applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, the Fulbright offers ~ 100 grants to over 150 countries. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens and have completed at least a bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. Graduate students are also eligible

Session 2:Thursday, April 6 @ 2PM in 3-333.


This is What a Scientist Looks Like - Tell Us Your Story

In April Central Square Theater is producing the world-premier production of "Paradise" by Laura Maria Censabella about a dynamic Yemeni-American high-school girl who discovers a passion for science. Her teacher helps her navigate dreams of becoming a research scientist in spite of the challenges of stereotypes - from both within and without her Muslim community - about women in science./p>

As part of Central Square Theater's science-theater initiative, Catalyst Collaborative @MIT, we are launching a campaign promoting "Paradise", inspired by how the face of American science in changing, and to promote the achievements of female scientists, scientists of color, and young scientists. Our goal is to find professionals and students, in any and all fields of science, to answer three questions about their experience and send us a photo. We post these, with your permission, on Central Square Theater's social media, link you to a ticket discount code for "Paradise", and thank you in our printed program.

Tell us your story here: This is What a Scientist Looks Like.

The submission deadline is April 6, 2017


2017 Black Graduate Celebration:

The Black Alumni/ae of MIT (BAMIT) are pleased to announce the annual Black Graduate Celebration. V/I: The Resistance acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 graduates, both undergraduates and graduate students. We will be joined by faculty, staff and students. The first 50 students to register and attend the event will be receive a hand-woven, embroidered kente stole. We are excited to have Leslye Miller Fraser, JD MIT BS '78, SM '80 as the keynote speaker. Leslye currently serves as National President of the African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA). To register and to learn more about the keynote speaker, please click here.

Date: April 14, May 10


Location:: Kirsch Auditorium (32-123)


McKinsey & Company Diversity Trek Boston Office:

McKinsey & Company would like to invite diverse freshman, sophomores, and juniors in the class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 of any major, to attend our Undergraduate Diversity Trek in the afternoon of Friday, April 14 in McKinsey's Boston Office.

Current McKinsey consultants & MIT alums will lead several hands-on sessions during the program, including:

Conversations with senior leadership, industry experts, diversity recruiting leads; an introduction to management consulting and consulting at McKinsey Office tour and meet & greet.

This event is open to historically under-represented populations (e.g., Black and Hispanic/Latino).

Registration deadline: Monday, April 10. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UndergradDiversityTrek

Date: Friday, April 14 2017

Time: 2:30-6:00PM

Location: McKinsey & Company's Boston Office, 280 Congress Street, Boston, MA  02210

Please also send a copy of your resume (if available) to Chase Weldon at chase_weldon@mckinsey.com

*Space is limited so please do register! We will follow up to confirm your attendance and provide additional logistics

For more information on our Diversity networks, including our McKinsey Black Network (MBN) and Hispanic/Latino Network (HLN) initiatives, please visit http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/meet-our-people

For general Business Analyst questions or questions about the trek, please contact Chase Weldon at chase_weldon@mckinsey.com , MIT Business Analyst Recruiter


ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship:

ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF's Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science. An educational grant of $1,000 is offered to selected students.

This is opportunity is available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly. If you have questions, please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in the subject line.

The 2017 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 11, 2017 @ 11:59PM. Please click here for information about the application process and to learn more about the program.


Microsoft Codess Event in Boston:

Microsoft’s Offices in Cambridge, MA will be hosting an event for female students, in technology. We would like to see some SWE/Course 6 students in attendance. Students can sign up to express interest in attending at www.aka.ms.bostoncodess.

For more information, check out the Boston Codess event site at https://codessbostonur.splashthat.com or the Codess homepage at http://ww.codess.net.

Date of event: April 14, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Walter, mowalte@microsoft.com


Day of Engagement/Day of Action:

A group of MIT community members, including faculty, students, postdocs, and staff, are organizing a large-scale civic engagement and action event on April 18, devoted to the political, economic, and social challenges facing us today. This event will include lectures, town-hall sessions, film screenings, and workshops, and is open to all parts of the MIT and broader local community.

At MIT we have a core organizing team in place, spaces booked, and broader publicly stated support from dozens of faculty, students, postdocs, and staff. April 18 is a student holiday, but not a university holiday, so participation in this event does not require cancelling classes on the part of faculty or skipping classes on the part of students. We are now putting out a public call for participation: http://www.mitdayofaction.org.

If you support the aims of this event, please consider participating! There are so many cool things in the works. You can indicate your support by signing the form (there is an opt-out so your name doesn't need to appear publicly, but you can express support or volunteer to help).


Hacking Discrimination Event with Students:

A Hacking Discrimination fund has been set up to allow the Hackathon to become an annual event. Additional information can be found on Hacking Discrimination.com and in the BAMIT blog: https//medium.com/bamit-review//hacking-dscrimination-ideathon-d9fdd6481ba0#.tz4rph5vz.

Dates: April 28 - 9, 2017

Location: R&D Commons, Stata Center, 4th Floor, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. There will be food and prizes

Register Today @ https://wwwhackingdiscrimination.com

If you have any questions, contact Elaine Harris, one of the Hackathan organizers, at elaine@breakthroughgroup.com or Leo Anthony Celi at lceli@mit.edu




Volunteer Opportunities for 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 3PM-7PM. 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. For more information on the program, please click here.