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Announcements & Opportunities

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

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) and Chemistry

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

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - 7.013

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - 7.014

NOTE: All Exam Reviews take place fro 7PM-9PM in 16-159

OME's Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP) E-Mentoring Initiative - Accepting Applications:

OME's MAP E-Mentoring Initiative is currently accepting both new and returning applicants!

Our virtual mentoring program matches MIT sophomores, juniors and seniors with professionals to engage in a relevant, career-oriented relationship via phone, email, and video conferencing. Past mentors have represented BP, Draper, Google, Intel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA Goddard, Raytheon, Black Alumni/ae of MIT and Latino/a Alumni/ae of MIT!

Click here for more information and applications forms

TGIF with Northrop Grumman (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: September, 9th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-201

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

Employer Information Session with NASA JPL (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Information Session! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Time: 6PM-8PM

Location: W20-304

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

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

Digital Currency Initiative Workshop - The Future of Money in a Digital World (TODAY):

Money is one of the oldest information management tools in history, one that is deeply collective and cooperative in nature. Today, close to 95% of the world's currency exists purely in digital form, as line items in the databases of banks and other large financial institutions.

Engage in a wide range of eclectic activities and discussion about: Who stands to gain and who stands to lose in a world of digital currency? Topics covered will include: (*) The historical evolution of money: What does the evolution of money tell us about the rise and fall of empires, and the epic power struggles of the past. (*) Money as culture: How do money practices vary in different places around the world? What does that tell us about the role of money as a social and cultural object? (*) Information management and trust: How has bookkeeping changed over time and what role does that play in building an abstract network of trusted value exchange? (*) Bitcoin, blockchain and the decentralized commons: Can we build a digital infrastructure for money that looks more like a public commons than a platform monopoly?

When: Monday, April 25th, 2016 @ 3PM

Where: E14-493

Hosted By: The Digital Currency Initiative & The Director's Fellow Program

RSVP to: Chelsea Barbabas: charabas@media.mit.edu

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/

ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ):

ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ): ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, is willing to provide scholarships for 4 student journalists of color to attend the joint National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Conference in Washington, DC this summer.

For more information about registration rates and deadlines, please visit: http://www.nabjnahj.com/#registration

Convention dates: August 3rd-7th, 2016

Pre-Registration ends June 1st, 2016, after this date you must register on-site.

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

Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open:

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for their Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 20th-22nd, 2016 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the Fall of 2016.

Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master's programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15th, 2016. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, and women in STEM fields are invited to apply. Fore more information, please visit: grad.uchicago.edu/admissions.discover.

If you have questions, please email: gradadmissions@uchicago.edu

MIT Libraries/Upcoming Events/Workshops, etc.:

The Libraries are offering a wide range of talks, workshops, and online classes this month. From time-saving tools to hand-on workshops, there is something for everyone - check out all the listings at http://libraries.mit.edu/news/learn-libraries-april/21825/

Blueport eCommerce/Employment Opportunities:

If you are an alumni/ae or soon to be graduate interested in web development opportunities at a small eCommerce company in the South End of Boston - a list of available opportunities can be found at http://blueportcommerce.mytribehr.com/careers.

If you are interested in junior positions, please email Marcos Elugardo at Melugardo@blueport.com.

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 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