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Heads Up! Newsletter October 16, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


CODE2040: October 16 (TODAY!!)

Are you a Black and/or Latinx student in CS interested in working a top tech company in the Bay Area or New York? Do you want to build your career and your community, all in one fun-filled summer? Learn more about CODE2040 and the Fellows program at our info session! Dinner and swag will be provided!

Date: October 16

Time: 7:00-8:00PM

Location: 4-237

Are You an Upperclassman in Physics or Math? Like Teaching Others?

The Seminar XL/LE program is seeking 18.01/18.01A/18.02/18.03 & 8.01/8.01L/8.02 facilitators for the Fall!

Seminar XL/LE is a class primarily for freshmen that enables participants to develop mastery of core subject matters as well as intellectual skills for future success in advanced coursework. Graduate students and academically advanced upper-class undergraduates serve as facilitators for a small group of 3-7 students, guiding them through extensive discussions, board work, and collaborative thinking.

Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week and pay is $17/hr.

We are currently accepting applications. For more information visit http://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/become-seminar-xl-facilitator or contact Dean Uchima at lilen@mit.edu

Distinguished Peers - Nominations Due 15th of each month

Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year. 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 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 Initiatives and Experience

vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations due the 15th of each month. Apply online here

Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination

Questions? distinguishedpeers@mit.edu

3M - Social Hour: October 18

Come and network with representatives from 3M at its Social Hour! Learn inside information about upcoming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Wednesday, October 18

Time: 12:00-2:00PM

Location: W20-491

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

Master Your Future Workshop: Business Etiquette 101 with NASA JPL: October 19

Come learn the ins and outs of interacting with recruiters, colleagues, and supervisors in a profession manner! Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.

Date: Thursday, ,October 19

Time: 5:00-6:00PM

Location: 4-149

RSVP here by Tuesday, October 17 at 5PM:

MIT Libraries is hosting - Title 44, Information Freedom Night: October 19

Date: October 19

Time: 5:00-8:00PM

Location: 4-251

Please click here to RSVP and here to read more about the event.  Food will be served.

Infinite Careers - Featuring Kerry Bowie: October 23

Global Education & Career Development (GECD) and the Alumni Association has invited Kerry Bowie to participate in a new program called Infinite Careers. Kerry received his Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering Science (class of 1994) and MBA (class of 2006) and now works as the Managing Partner of Masaada Partners. He has accepted the invitation to be a guest speaker on campus where he will share his story with current students.

Date: October 23

Time: 12:30-1:30PM

Location: 66-168

This event is open to all MIT Students

Please click here to RSVP and here to read more about the event.

Let's Chat in the OME: Next Session - October 24

Let's Chat let's you talk about a problem with a counselor from MIT Medical Mental & Counseling Service without committing to anything more.

* It is free and confidential

* No appointment needed - just drop in

* Meetings are 20 minutes

* Common concerns include stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting, family problems, and relationship issues.

Dates:October 24; November 7, 21; December 5, 19

Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Location: OME Suite Bldg, 4-107

Snacks will be provided!

MindHandHeart Innovation Fund: Offering Grants up to $10,000: Applications open - Info Session October 24

MindHandHeart Innovation Fund is offering grants of up to $10,000 to students, faculty and staff members. This year, out fund is looking to support projects that build community at MIT - in addition to funding projects that make MIT a more healthy and welcoming place.

Now accepting applications from October 2 - 31, 2017 and hosting info sessions on the following dates:

* October 24: 12:30-1:30PM in 5-135

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss an idea with any member of our team, please contact Maise O'Brien: maisieob@mit.edu

Prehealth Advising Drop-In Days: Next Session - October 25

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.   Please see flyer for additional details.

Dates: October 25, November 15

Time: 1:00-3:00PM

Location: OME Suite Bldg 4-107

Bring a Friend or Family Home to the OME: October 27

Come and meet the OME staff and students and learn about OME's programs, Enjoy delicious refreshments and win great door prizes.  Please join us and bring a friend or family members!

Date: October 27

Time: 2:00-4:00PM

Location: OME Suite, 4-107

Momentum Participant and TA Applications Close November 3

Momentum is an IAP Design Course for Freshmen and Sophomores. Student teams prototype and present solutions to real-world problems. Momentum 2018 will focus on mixed reality devices.

For Participants: No prior experience necessary. All majors welcome.

For TAs: Upperclassmen or graduate students with experience in Courses 2, 6, 9, 18, and/or Media Arts and Sciences preferred. Experience with mixed reality devices a plus.

Online application opens September 18, 2017. Priority deadline is Friday, November 3, 2017.

Participants apply here

TAs apply here

Check out the Momentum 2017 video here

OME's Innovations Fund - Deadline for Fall Submission: November 15

The OME’s Innovations Fund provides small grants (average range $100-$500) of seed money for innovative individual or group projects with local and global community impact. Proposals are assessed twice each semester, on a case-by-case basis as funding is available.

Grant Criteria:

* Current MIT undergraduate student (all years eligible) or student group

   * Special focus on Office of Minority Education Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) groups

* Submission of a proposal and budget by the deadline below

* Approved grants are required to submit 1-2 page summary of outcomes and how funds were used within two weeks of the event/project launch

AY 2017-2018: Fall Semester

Submission Deadline/Notification

November 15/November 22

AY 2017-2018: Spring Semester

Submission Deadline/Notification

February 15/February 22

April 6/April 13

Note: If proposal does not come in by first deadline, it will not be reviewed until the second review. Additionally, proposals submitted after November 15 will be reviewed in the Spring semester and those submitted after April 6 will be reviewed in the Fall.

Questions? Email drodrigu@mit.edu

Graduate Students Sought for Student Affiliate Health Insurance Advisory Committee

MIT Medical hopes to identify graduate/undergraduate student representatives for the above-noted committee. Very interested in students who are interested in health care.

Please click here to apply.

#ThisisMIT Video Contest - Cash Prizes Offered

#ThisisMIT video contest is for MIT students and graduate students. We are looking for students to create videos that feature something they do outside of the classroom, and post it on their own social channels using the hashtag #ThisisMIT.

The contest will run until Thanksgiving

Three winners will each receive $100 in TechCASH, and two runners-up will receive $50 in TechCASH. Throughout the contest, videos will be selected to post on the main MIT and MIT Division of Student Life social channels. Click here for additional details.

Call for Abstracts: New England Science Symposium 2018 - Deadline to Submit Abstracts January 4, 2018

On behalf of the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BMCP), we are looking for fellows/students) particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research who would benefit from presenting their research projects at the 17th annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) on Sunday, April 8, 2018: 7:45AM - 4:15PM at Harvard Medical School.

Deadline to submit abstracts: January 4, 2018

Submit abstracts or to register: http://www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org

For more information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos: Rodolfo_ramos@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-5580

MIT Libraries: MIT Reads Fall Selection - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The selection for the MIT Reads program this fall is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chosen in partnership with My Sister's Keeper. Americanah is a powerful story of race, identity, and love.

The MIT Libraries has multiple copies of Americanah - visit their website for more details on how to find them. In addition, the MIT Press Bookstore (301 Massachusetts Avenue) is offering this book at a steep discount to the MIT community, just show your MIT ID when purchasing.

Be sure to join their mailing list for upcoming announcements.

MIT Media Lab Job Listing - Senior Backend Engineer, Scratch Position

This is a unique opportunity to shape the development of the leading platform for teaching kids to code and encouraging creative expression through technology.

This appointment is for one year with possibility of extension based on funding and project priorities.

Please click here to read more about this position.

Vice Chancellor's Letter Regarding MIT's Support of its Transgender Students

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Vice Chancellor, Ian Waitz, wrote "Letter Regarding MIT's Support of its Transgender Students "who have committee to serving our nation through the Institute's ROTC programs."

Please click here to read the Vice Chancellor's letter in its entirety.

Msaada Partners - Employment Opportunities

Msaada Partners is offering two externship positions for January 2018 and would like to connect with and mentor students interested in entrepreneurship, business, or in solving interesting problems.

Pease click here to view the externship for details.

MIT Mental Health Offerings for Students

MIT Mental Health will be offering the following:

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Men of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Women of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Asian Women of Color Group: Psychotherapy group for Asian women that will meet at MIT Mental Health and Counseling E23-368. Joy Yang LICSW (yang@med.mit.edu) is currently requesting students to participate for this arriving semester.

* MIT Mental Health: "Imposter Syndrome" Group: Psychotherapy group for undergraduate and graduate students that experience "imposter syndrome" (or feeling out of place) which people of color often do at MIT. Contact Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD (khod@med.mit.edu) to enroll with that. It will take place on Fridays: 5:30pm - 7pm, Mental Health and Counseling, E23-368.

IvyUntold - Call for Submissions - MIT

IvyUntold, a website devoted to telling the stories of minorities at prestigious institutions, is looking for submissions from minorities from MIT.

They are looking for submissions from students or recent alumni who can share stories that highlight racial, socioeconomic,religious, and sexual diversity. The website is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. For length, this can be anywhere from 1-4 pages single spaced.

Check out our website at www.IvyUntold.com

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub

The Advisor Hub is an online platform that allows students and alumni seeking tangible, actionable career advice to tap into a network of experts from a variety of fields - made up of many of the 137,000+ MIT alumni worldwide. Advice seekers can receive guidance in the form of a career conversation or an informational interview, assist with critiquing resumes or conducting mock interviews.

The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is available for MIT alumni and students. Institute staff working directly with students can request access on a case-by-case basis by emailing alumniadvisorshub@mit.edu

Please click here to learn more about MIT Alumni Advisors Hub.

MIT Prison Education Initiative - TA and Tutor Volunteer Opportunities

Steffen Seitz, Director of the Petey Greene Foundation in MA, in conjunction with the MIT Prison Initiative, train and support TA's and tutors in prison university programs. Petey Greene strives for diversity in its tutors and TA's.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steffen Seitz: sseitz@peteygreene.org