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Heads Up Newsletter! February 14, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

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.

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 vii. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations are due February 17, 2017, 12:00PM. Apply online here.

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

Get Credit for Studying! Join Seminar XL/LE (SP.120)!

Would you like to complement your study skills and earn 3 units credit for it? Then, Seminar XL/LE is the class for you. Seminar XL is a small group discussion class geared towards GIRs or common intro courses (such as 6.00, 2.001, 5.12, etc.) that provides a supportive venue for collaborative thinking, topic discussion and problem-solving techniques. Each class of 3-6 students meets twice per week for 90 minutes and is led by a facilitator who is a graduate student or MIT undergraduate who earned an 'A' in the subject. To register, please visit: http://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/seminar-xl-regisration-students or email OME staff at seminarxl@mit.edu if you have questions.

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2)

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) located in 16-159 provides academic support to MIT undergraduates in virtually any subject with a focus on first-year GIR's. The sessions are run by advanced upperclassmen and graduate students (TA's). The services provided by TSR^2 TA's include the following:

One-on-One Sessions - Students can book a 1-hour appointment with a TA in the subject of their choosing through the online TSR^2 scheduling system once they have created an online account on the OME website. Click here to create an OME account.

P-Set Nights - Drop-in sessions led by TA's from Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7pm to 11pm in the TSR^2 (16-159). Each night's session focuses on a specific subject which can be viewed in the Spring 2017 Semester P-Set Night Schedule found here.

Exam Reviews - TA's lead exam reviews in a selection of subjects (mainly GIR's) throughout each semester. These reviews take place 24-48 hours before the exam and are advertised in the TSR^2 and on our calendar.

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 10, 2017

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-491

RSVP here

Embrace Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Surviving College and Beyond

By popular demand! My Sister's Keeper will be hosting a Health and Wellness event on Saturday, February 18. Event will include a workshop with Kadzo Kangwana, MA, LMSW entitled "Embrace Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Surviving College and Beyond"

Where: 20 Chimneys, W20 (Student Stratton Center)

Time: 12PM-3PM

Please mark your calendars now and look for formal invitations to come! Also, be prepared to bring your yoga mats!

Click here to read more about this event.

MIT Sloan Women in Management - Breaking the Mold Hackathon

MIT Sloan Women in Management is hosting Breaking the Mold - a hackathon focused on unconscious bias on Saturday, February 25 (http://www.mitbreakingthemold.com/). We encourage teams to develop projects for this event, too.

CURE Program - Northwestern University

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's program is a summer undergraduate research program at Northwestern University that enables students from underserved population to receive state-of-the-art training in laboratory based cancer research on either the Chicago or Evanston Campuses.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please click here. For more information about the program, please click here.

Deadline for registration is March 1, 2017

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program (Opportunity for Sophomores)

Management Leadership for Tomorrow's (MLT) Career Prep Program can help you conquer the job search process, maximize your college and internship experience and accelerate your post-undergraduate career. MLT provides you with eighteen months of one-on-one coaching, in-person workshops, a personalized playbook to maximize your career success and an extensive network of over 5,000 MLT Rising Leaders. Are you a high-achieving Black, Hispanic, or Native-American college student graduating in Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019? Join the number one career development program for college students of color. Sign up to learn more.

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2017. Click here to apply.

If you are interested, please contact Pedro Polanco (ppolanco@mit.edu)

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week: March 6-10

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is a time dedicated to connecting the MIT community through small acts of kindness and spreading happiness during one of the tougher time of the school year. We also want to give people a chance to meet members of different support resources on campus.

Monday, March 6: RAK Week Kickoff

Tuesday, March 7: Peer Support Resources in Lobby 10

Wednesday, March 8: Institute Support Resources in Lobby 10

Thursday, March 9: Do your own RAK Hacks

Friday, March 10: Community-wide open mic

Questions? Want to get involved? Email us at RAK-Committee@mit.edu

BP Opportunities

BP has two engagement programs for undergraduate students.

BP Step is for freshmen and sophomores and offers successful applicants an all-expense paid trip to one of our US locations to attend a 3-day leadership program and a $500 scholarship.

BP Sophomores Experience is for sophomores interested in business and training and offers successful applicants an all-expense paid trip to our Chicago location for a one-week development program.

Application deadline is March 16, 2017

For more information, please contact: SHARMAINE.BOUIE@bp.com

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 @ 11:50PM. Please click here for information about the application process and to learn more about the program.

"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.

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.

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