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Announcements & Opportunities

 

IAP 2017 Special Subject: 16.S898(G)16.681(U) - CubeSat Lasercom with iEPS

6-Unit IAP Course on Free-Space Lasercom and Radiation Experiment. This is an applied design course on free-space laser communication between two CubeSats, where the CubeSats adjust their range and attitude using ion electrospray propulsion systems (iEPS). The CubeSats also have a science payload, a new energetic particle spectrometer being developed in collaboration with MIT's nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Department.

The design project would benefit from input from students with backgrounds in AeroAstro, EECS, MechE, NSE, EAPS, an Physics. Creative hands-on artistic talent is always welcome.

Please click here for more information.

When: Wednesdays from January 11 - February 1 (4 meetings)

Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: 33-116

Diversity Outreach for Freshman Summer Paid Internship (Houston)

We are vigorously seeking applications from underrepresented students in technology, including but not limited to, members of the African American, Hispanic, Native American, Veteran, LGBTQ and disabled communities as well as women in general.

Applications are open to all Freshman who intend to major in Computer Science who will have completed at least two CS courses (including AP or IB courses in high school) by the end of the their freshman year.

This program will be a paid internship lasting 10 weeks and includes housing.

The application process begins in January 2017. Please click here for an application.

For additional information, please visit https://www.twosigma.com/

Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Our Fellowship provides admitted Fellows with an exceptional worldwide network of influential connections. This is a support network that Fellows engage in and benefit from throughout their lifetime. Apply for our 3-year Fellowship and join the Fortis Society! Read more about this opportunity here. For more information, contact Michele@future-global-leaders.org

Applications are due Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers 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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

MIT Office of Digital Learning and Teaching & Learning Lab

The MIT Office of Digital Learning and Teaching & Learning Lab are organizing a Festival of Learning on February 1 - 2, 2017, featuring a series of events including a hackathon. Please register here for the event(s) at your earliest - hackathon at 75.

The hackathon is focused on enhancing user experience of edX and OCW, and to play with the user data from various sources. It has cash prizes up to $2,500 and incubation support for winners, plus food, mentoring and more..

Ideathon: Hacking Discrimination (February 2, 2017) - 5 Students Needed

The organizers of the Ideathon are looking for another 5 students to participate in the event this week (February 2). This is an opportunity to become actively involved in generating ideas to address bias, discrimination, and racism through the thoughtful use of technology, and network with representatives from BAMIT (Black Alumni of MIT), MIT Microsoft New England, Harvard , Women in Machine Learning, and MIT Alumni Association.

A full hackathon with prizes will take place in the Spring. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions, reach out to any member of the extended MIT planning team:

Marzyeh Ghassemi - MIT, CSAIL - mghassem@csail.mit.edu

Trishan Panch - tpanch@mit.edu

Elaine Harris - harris.ej@gmail.com (MIT)

Leo Anthony Celi - lceli@mit.edu

Lisa Egbuonu-Davis - legbuonudavis@gmail.com (BAMIT)

Robert Eric Love - roberticlove@gmail.com (BAMIT)

Registration: 3:30PM - 4PM

Ideathon: 4PM - 10PM

Register today! Space is limited! https://www.hackingdiscrimination.com/join/

Hope to see you on February 2.

Community Dialogues and M^2 - 2017 Multicultural Conference on Radical Healing, Critical Hope: So What Now?

Registration is now open for 2017's Multicultural Conference Radical Healing, Critical Hope: So What Now?

The recent election has caused a lot of division in our nation. As we look to heal and move forward, we need to be hopeful in our ability to affect change and have the necessary tools to do it effectively.

Registration closes February 3, 2017. Please click here to register.

Community Dialogues - Office of Multicultural Programs/LBGTQ@MIT 

The Office of Multicultural Programs in partnership with LBGTQ@MIT is looking to develop a program series with students that will focus on intergroup relations and issues on campus and community building. They would love to meet with student to get feedback on the logistics of the program, campus climate and anything else that will help in tailoring the program to meet the needs of MIT. Different meeting times wil be set up during IAP, where groups will come together with Alyssa Joseph, Program Manager in the Office of Multicultural Programs and Julio Oyola, Assistant Director of LBGTQ Services, and have an informed conversation.

Please click here: https://goo.gl/forms/BZjNExlY2D7TKHn23 to let them know when you would be available to meet. Choose as many options as you can and they will respond wit the dates/times that work best for most people. you will only have to attend one meeting and food will be provided. Feel free to forward this message to your friends who may be interested in getting involved. Thank you!

Where: MIT Endicott House, Dedham, MA

Depart: Friday, February 10 @ 5PM

Return: Saturday, February 11 @ 5PM

RSVP here. Registration closes February 3, 2017

TIGF with Raytheon (Mark Your Calendars)

Get to know Raytheon at its TGIF! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

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

vi. Prestigious Fellows

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

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

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 are 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)

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

BP Opportunities

BP has two engagement programs for undergraduate students.

Application deadline is March 16, 2017.

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 Sophomore 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.

For more information, please contact: Winnie.Torres-ordonez@bp.com.

Need Extra Cash? Interested in Paid Teaching Opportunities?

The OME's Seminar XL and TSR^2 programs are looking for TAs and Facilitators to teach GIR courses. Currently we are recruiting for FAs in 3.091, 7.016, 8.0X, and 18.0X. For more information or application form, please click here.

If you are interested in and/or have questions, please contact Lilen Uchima, Assistant Dean (lilen@mit.edu)

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