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Heads Up Newsletter! October 11th, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

Microsoft Mock Interview Workshop and Mixer:

Interested in practicing your tech interview skills? Join us for a mock interview workshop and mixer, reception and Q&A. Food will be served at the Q&A panel.

Date: TODAY!!

Time: 2PM-5PM

Location: Microsoft, 255 Main Street, 4th Flr, Cambridge

To RSVP: http://aka.ms/2016mockinterview

TGIF with Capital One (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

IAP Opportunity in Education and Healthcare:

This IAP the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center will offer two opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the fields of STEM education or local healthcare. Tackle problems that matter, learn about America's education or healthcare systems, and make a difference for kids and communities- all expenses paid. For more information click here or contact: 4foramerica@mit.edu.

Info Session: October 17th, 2016 @ 6pm, Bldg 5-233

Deadline: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Apply Medical Track here

Apply to Education Track here

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Save the Date):

The Lincoln Laboratory Hispanic Latino Network (LLHLN) cordially invites you to join the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration featuring Jaime Peraire, MIT AeroAstro Department Head. Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here by October 14th.

Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Time: 11AM-1PM

Location: Minuteman Commons Community Center, Hanscom Air Force Base

For questions regarding this event, please contact Raul Rios: Raul.Rios@ll.mit.edu (x9266) or Daniel LeGuen-Schmidt: Daniel.LeGuen-Schmidt@ll.mit.edu (x1700)

Human Rights and Social Movements in Mexico: A View from the Trenches

Amidst the violence of Mexico's drug war -- one that has left 150,000 dead and 30,000 disappeared in the past decade -- grassroots activists have mounted courageous movements for justice: they have searched relentlessly for missing family member, called for the protection of indigenous rights, struggled to preserve public education, defended labor rights and issued urgent appeals to end femicides and police massacres. The activists now begin a one-month tour through U.S. cities. Com hear their stories (in Spanish with English translation).

Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Time: 6PM-8PM

Location: Tang Center (Bldg E51-335), 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA (near Kendall/MIT T-stop)

This event is sponsored by the MIT History Faculty, Global Studies and Languages, the Institute Community and Equity Office, the Office of Minority Education, and the HASS Exploration Program.

Distinguished Peers

We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2016-2017 academic year. Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? Please submit a nomination. All submissions are valid through the academic year.

Winners are chosen on a monthly basis and will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, be profiled on 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 Initiatives and Experience

vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations due Friday, October 21st, 2016 12:00PM. Apply online here

If you have any questions, please contact: monroed@mit.edu

Social Hour with Draper Laboratory (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Draper at its Social Hour! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-201

To RSVP: Click here

Improving Male Students of Color Persistence and Graduation in Higher Education:

Recent national reports highlight that underrepresented Male students of color (i.e., African American and Latino males) make a very small percentage of degree recipients in undergraduate Science and Engineering degrees, 6.2% and 8.7% respectively (NSF, 2015). This presentation highlights how higher education administrators, faculty members, and professional staff can develop greater awareness about this issue at MIT. Relying on empirical evidence and the concept of collaborative consciousness, Dr. PonJuan will provide an engaging conversation with MIT community to raise institutional awareness and move towards institutional action to improve male students of color persistence and degree completion.

Date: October 26th, 2016

4PM-4:30PM: Reception; 4:30PM-5:30PM: Session & Q&A; 5:30pm: Networking

Location: Dining Room 2, Samberg Conference Center, E52

Students RSVP here

TGIF with Microsoft (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Microsoft at its TGIF! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Lobby 13

To RSVP: Click here

OME's Bring Friends and Family to the OME (BFF):

Come out and meet the OME staff and students, learn about OME programs, and enjoy some delicious refreshments. Win great door prizes as well. Please join us and bring a friend or family member! 

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Where: Bldgs 10-105 and 4-107

Georgia Institute of Technology FOCUS Graduate School Recruitment Weekend:

The 2017 FOCUS Graduate School Recruitment Weekend will take place January 12th - 15th, 2017 on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology. FOCUS is one of the nation's premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.

FOCUS invites third- and fourth-year students to apply to attend this program, which is open to students around the nation. Accommodations, meals and transportation subsidies will be provided for all accepted scholars.

Application deadline is October 31, 2016. Student may apply via this link: http://focus.gatech.edu/focus-2017-applocation-due-october-31-2016.

For more information, please visit: www.focus.gatech.edu

Recharge with the OME - Stop for Hugs and Hot Chocolate (Mark Your Calendars)

DUE's Relax, Recharge and Relax Day will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd. On that date, the OME will host "Hugs and Hot Chocolate" in the OME Suite from 11:30am-3:30pm. Please stop by for free hugs, free hot chocolate, free food, free raffle prizes, and great company! There will be many other fun-filled and relaxing events happening across campus as well, so please feel free to take advantage of as many of them as you can. 

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time: 11:30AM-3:30PM

Where: OME (Bldg 4-107)

TGIF with Intel (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers 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, 2017.

TIGF with Raytheon (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Raytheon at its TGIF! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, February 10th, 2017

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

Social Hour with Akamai (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Akamai at its Social Hour! Free food, raffle prizes and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-491

RSVP here

Explore Brain-Computer Interfaces:

Momentum is an IAP Design Course for Freshmen and Sophomores. Prototype and present solutions to real-world problems. IAP 2017: Learn more about Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Applications include mentally controlled mechanical prosthetics.

No prior experience necessary. All majors welcome.

Online application opens Monday, September 26th, 2016. Click here to apply.

Check out Momentum 2016 video: http://www.youtube.comwatch?tv=Wnj_3TS6hWs

Need Extra Cash? Interested in Paid Teaching Opportunities?

The OME's Seminar XL and TSR^2 programs are looking for TAs and Facilitators to teach GIR courses. Currently we are recruiting for FAs in 3.091, 7.016, 8.0X, and 18.0X. For more information or application form, please click here.

If you are interested in and/or have questions, please contact Lilen Uchima, Assistant Dean (lilen@mit.edu)

MIT Reads:

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Each year's selected readings will center on a theme representing an important campus issue or priority. For 2016-17, the theme is diversity and inclusion. Three time a year, the Libraries will collaborate with various campus partners to select readings and hold discussion open to all community members. The MIT Press Bookstore will offer all MIT Reads books at a steep discount to MIT community members.

For the inaugural reading, the Libraries partnered with LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group to select Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock. Discussion groups for this book will be scheduled during the week of November 14. Please see MIT Reads Program (http://odge.mit.edu/2016/08/mit-reads-join-the-entire-community-for-reading-and-discussion/by way of the MIT Reads mailing list for dates, times and locations.  Groups that are potentially interested in working us are invited to email mitreads-plan@mit.edu.