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HeadsUp! Newsletter February 1st, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offer 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, 2016 (TODAY).


Its On Us MIT - Information and Resource Fair:

Come to an Information and Resource Fair on topics relating to sexual assault, violence, stalking, sexual harassment, etc. Meet on-campus resources and prevention specialists, and learn how to support friends and how to get involved. Free boxed-lunch for participants! Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016: 11:30AM-2:30PM, in the Bush Room (10-105).


Distinguished Peer Award, February 2016:

Check out this month’s Distinguished Peer, Paula Perez! Check out what her nominator says about Paola and why she deserves this month Distinguished Peer award.

We are also currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for March 2016. 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 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 initiative and experience
vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations due on Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination
Questions? Contact Lilen Uchima lilen@mit.edu


Volunteer Tutor Opportunity with 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


Isabelle de Courtivron Prize:

Seeks for student writing submissions on immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed race experiences.

Open to all MIT undergraduate students. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty and professional writers. The winner will be announced on April 1st, 2016.

The winner will receive a $400 award and will be featured on the CB/BS website web.mit.edu/cbbs/

The deadline to apply is February 18th, 2016. Details on submission requirements: http://web.mit.edu/cbbs/. If you have any questions please email: cbbsprize@mit.edu


CHCI’s Paid Award Winning Programs – Applications Now Open:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute would like to share some valuable information regarding tremendous opportunities for Latino college students and recent graduates. CHCI offers a wide range of programs including internships for current undergraduate students, to fellowships for recent graduates (undergrad and post-grad). Participants of these programs receive a stipend, housing, round trip travel, local transit stipend and health insurance. You can further develop your skills through CHCI’s award-winning leadership training while connecting with a powerful network of Latino Leaders. For more information and to apply to CHCI’s program on their website www.chci.org.

2016-2017 Public Policy Fellowship: Apply by February 22nd, 2016
Fall 2016 Internship Program: Apply by April 22nd, 2016


Summer 2016 Internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History:

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American history is now accepting applications for interns in their Development Office and Special Event Office!

The Development Office manages a robust philanthropy program that creates meaningful experiences for members and donors while raising funds to sustain core museum activities including exhibitions, education initiatives, public programs, conservation projects, capital projects, and more. The interns report to the Manager of Annual Giving, but will work closely with all development managers to learn different aspects of fundraising and development, while supporting the team in meeting its goals. Interns will learn about membership, major giving and personal philanthropy, assist with gift acknowledgements, special projects, and events, and help advance the process for individual and institutional donors and prospects.

The Office of Special Events plans and coordinates over 100 events each year including: exhibition openings, press conferences, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, and corporate dinners and receptions. The office is characterized by a busy but proactive environment that strives to forward the goals of the Smithsonian Institution by connecting with the community and public at large. Interns are given a great deal of responsibility and permitted the chance to develop their writing skills, interact with museum officials, work with caterers and vendors, and staff numerous special events. Interns are exposed to the nuances of protocol and frequently accompany staff members for on-site visits with potential donors and walk-throughs with clients and vendors.

The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2016. To apply, follow the instructions in the following link: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Intern & Fellows Program Manager Omar Eaton-Martinez at eatonmo@si.edu


CSNE International Exchange Program:

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (University of Washington) is continuing its summer international student exchange program with BrainLinks/Brain Tools (Freiburg, Germany) and the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India). Application deadline: March 1st, 2016.

For more information about the research programs, please see: http://www.csne-erc.org,http://www.iisc.ernet.in/ and http://www.brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de/

For more about the application process and application form, please email: Eric H. Chudler, PhD at chudler@u.washington.edu.


2015 Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance:

The 9th annual application cycle of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is now open! Harambeans are young African entrepreneurial leaders who are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa, including Spark Schools in South Africa, Andela in Nigeria and Rides for Lives in Uganda. Admitted candidates will attend the ninth annual symposium at Yale and Harvard University and Bretton Woods, April 8th – 11th, 2016. For more information, please visit: www.healliance.org/nomination.


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