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Heads Up! Newsletter August 21, 2017

Announcements & Opportunities

 

MIT Sandbox Fall Application Now Open

The MIT Sandbox Program provides funding (up to $25K), mentorship, and tailored educational experiences for any MIT student interested in working on a new idea or venture.

Applications can be found here and are due by August 28, 2017. Additional information is available at sandbox.mit.edu.

Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP)

You are about to embark on an epic journey…a mentor can help guide the way!

MAP facilitates the matching of a first-year MIT student with a staff, faculty, post-doc, or graduate student. The MAP mentor serves as a personal connection at the Institute who can help with the transition to life at MIT.

Apply to be a protégé!

Application opens: August 31-September 15

https://tinyurl.com/mapprotege

Questions? map-ome@mit.edu 

Students Who Have Accepted Employment and Internship Positions with IACME Partners - Please fill out this Survey!!- Deadline: September 1

From time to time our IACME partners have asked us for data regarding the placement of our students. In order to produce accurate information, we are asking all of our students to inform the OME when they have accepted internships, employment positions, etc. from our IACME partners.

Please take a moment to fill out the web form by clicking on this link to provide the requested information by no later than Friday, September 1, 2017.

      * 3M

      * Akamai

      * Boston Consulting Group

      * British Petroleum

      * Capital One

      * Chevron

      * Cisco

      * Draper

      * General Motors Foundation

      * Google, Inc.

      * Intel

      * JPL NASA

      * Lockheed Martin

      * Microsoft

      * MIT Lincoln Laboratory

      * NASA Goddard

      * Northrop Grumman

      * Praxair

      * Procter & Gamble

      * Raytheon

      * Xerox

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

Social Hour with Draper: September 8

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

Date: Friday, September 8

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: W20-407

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

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 31st Annual Conference, October 28-30, San Diego, CA - Deadline: September 8 @ 11:59PM @

Professional Development conference and career fair for Hispanic/Latino students in San Diego. The OME is willing to cover ALL expenses for up to 10 students

Who: Hispanic/Latino students (all students are highly encouraged to apply, however, first and second year students are highly encouraged).

When: October 28-30, 2017

Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

How to apply: Please visit OME's website: http://ome.mit.edu/calendar-events/hispanic-association-colleges-and-universities-hacu-31st-annual-conference. Deadline to apply is **Friday, September 8, 2017 @ 11:59PM EST **

Selected students will be notified via email by Wednesday, September 13 @ 11:59PM EST

Social Hour with Google: September 13

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

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: W20-306

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

Texas A&M University College of Engineering - Trajectories Toward Graduate School - Juniors and Seniors (Travel Expenses Covered) - Deadline: September 15

You are invited to participate in Texas A&M University's College of Engineering Trajectories Toward Graduate School (TTGS) Program. This two-day event is designed to encourage competitive undergraduate underrepresented ethnic minority students (African American,Hispanic or Native American) to learn about our graduate programs as well as encourage them to consider pursuing a graduate degree with us.

September 15 - Faculty recommendations needed. Click here for faculty recommendation form - https://tx.ag/TTGSRecommendation)

September 25 - Student applications deadline

October 3 - Decisions made

October 9 - Applicants confirm attendance

NOTE:

If the student's application is accepted, the TTGS Program will cover their travel expenses (airfare and shuttles to/fro campus), room & board, and materials.

We want to get to know you and share with you how a graduate degree in engineering can enhance your professional career.

Please click here to read more details about the program.

If you have questions, please call 979-845-7200 or email trajectories@tamu.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

TGIF with Northrop Grumman: September 15

Come and network with representatives from Northrop Grumman at its TGIF! Learn inside information about coming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Friday, September 15

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: E15 01UA (Media Lab Atrium - Upper Floor)

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

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab - Offering Grants for Water and Food Projects in India - Deadline September 18 @ 5PM

J-WAFS is offering a total of $15,000 in grants to current members of the MIT community interested in addressing a water or food challenge in India. The grants are intended to further work being pursued by individuals as part of their MIT research, innovation & entrepreneuship initiatives, coursework, or related activities, or support a relevant new activity.

Please click here for information regarding proposal guidelines, eligibility, application process, selection criteria, etc.

The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5PM

Employer Information Session with NASA JPL: September 19

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Info. Session. Enjoy free food and hear inside information about upcoming internships and employment opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, September 19

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: 34-101

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

OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award - Deadline: Friday, September 22 @ 11:59PM

The OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award is now open.

In order to recognize the contributions of our OME Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) Organizations and expand the benefits of membership, the OME has developed an award specifically for OMESAC groups The OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award.  This award would be given to one student organization each semester which includes recognition on website/newsletters, a perpetual plaque in the OME, and a significant monetary contribution to the student organization.

For more information about the award and the criteria for applying, please check out this link: OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award.

The deadline to submit your application is: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59pm

TGIF with Praxair: September 22

Come and network with representatives from Praxair at its TGIF! Learn inside information about coming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: W20-407

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

Social Hour with 3M: 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

OME's Innovations Fund

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

September 30/October 6

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

TGIF with Raytheon: October 20

Come and network with representatives from Raytheon at its TGIF! Learn inside information about coming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Friday, October 20

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: W20-307

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

Employer Information Session with Lockheed Martin: October 24

Come and network with representatives from Lockheed Martin at its Employer Information Session.  Learn inside information about upcoming internships and opportunities, enjoy good food, cool raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Tuesday, October 24

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: W20-491

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

MIT Mental Health Offerings for Students

The semester is approaching and 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. Next meeting: August 23 @ 12noon. 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. Next meeting: August 23 @ 12noon. 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 Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7pm, Mental Health and Counseling, E23-368.

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

Seffen 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