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Heads Up! September 29, 2014

Events

Announcements & Opportunities

Seminar XL/TSR Hiring: If you are interested in becoming a Seminar XL Facilitator and/or TSR Tutor, please complete the application. To learn more about Seminar XL/LE, visit the website. To learn more about the TSR, visit our page here.

TSR has moved: The Tutorial Services Room has moved from Building 12-124 to its new home in Building 16-159. Please find our new location on the MIT Campus Map here or contact the OME for directions.

Momentum:  Momentum, Course 16.682 – IAP 2015, is an interdisciplinary hands-on design course open to freshman and sophomore students that takes place over the Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January. This year, we are partnering with the NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) and students will explore the Brain Computer Interface. The CSNE works to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by connecting brains and technology. The topic this year is “Explore the Brain Computer Interface – Control the World with Your Mind”. The benefits of the Momentum course are: the potential to earn 6 units, help solve a real world, engineering design issue, the opportunity to network with corporate partners, and possible internship opportunities. The early application deadline is September 30th, 2014. For more information about the CSNE, visit:
http://csne-erc.org/content/vision-mission For more information on how to apply or to check out the highlights from last year’s program, visit: https://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/momentum-overview.

Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter: Silent Technical Privilege occurs when those who "look the part” of what a tech-savvy programmer or engineer looks like receive the benefit of the doubt or implicit endorsement in technical settings. The flipside of Silent Technical Privilege is Stereotype Threat, and other hidden obstacles that those who do not fit the profile often experience in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education or technical careers. Women, particularly women of color, have been largely marginalized and underrepresented in STEM. This interactive symposium will ask how Technical Privilege, Stereotype Threat and other forms of Implicit Bias contribute to this underrepresentation. We aim to highlight, elaborate, and develop strategies to address these issues. Join a public conversation on “Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter” this Friday October 3rd, from 12PM to 2PM in La Sala de Puerto Rico, W20-202. The symposium will be followed by a networking reception from 2PM to 3PM, also in La Sala de Puerto Rico. Registration is suggested by September 29th due to limited space and can be completed here: http://challengingtechnicalprivilege.weebly.com .  Co-sponsored by MIT Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO), the Office of Minority Education (OME), the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Prehealth Orientation & Registration: Attention undergrads working towards fall 2016 entry to a medical, dental, vet. med or other health profession program! You must participate in a Prehealth Registration meeting prior to November 1st, 2014. Prehealth Advising is available to meet with you at your convenienceand meetings can be held in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Please note that we recently relocated to E39. For Prehealth Registration instructions please visit Prehealth Advising's web site: http://gecd.mit.edu/grad_school/health/prepare/registration/.

FOCUS100 Conference: You are invited to attend digitalundivided's FOCUS100 2014 conference on Oct 3rd to Oct 4th in New York City! Every October, digitalundivided brings together a community of urban tech companies - a majority of which are led by women of color - and innovative organizations like Facebook, Google, Tumblr with Top investors from firms like Andreesen Horowitz, Comcast Ventures, and Techstars for "the most diverse tech conference on the planet." Check out this highlight video from last year's FOCUS100 Conference to get a better idea of this truly exciting event. Heavily subsidized day passes available for full-time students and canbe registered for at this link. Please make sure you register using your MIT email accounts.

Draper Laboratory Career Fair & Networking Mixer: Draper Laboratory would like to invite you to the yearly Career Fair & Networking Mixer event on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM. This event includes an exhibition of technologies in Strategic Systems, Space Systems, Tactical Systems, Special Programs, Biomedical Engineering, Geospatial Systems, Energy and Independent R&D. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by completing the online registration form: http://www.draper.com/TechExpo_14/mixer.html.

Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship: Have you applied for the Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship yet? One $20,000 scholarship and four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. Applicants must be current sophomores and juniors, and enrolled in a STEM major. Box is looking for leaders who have a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and aren't afraid to pursue their dreams. The deadline for applications is Oct 15th, 2014. For more details go to: http://www.boxdiversityscholarship.com/

BDN Conference: Attention Undergraduate Students: You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference on October 23rd to the 25th, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA at the DoubleTree by Hilton Center City hotel to participate in our Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. The Undergraduate Research Poster Competition is on Saturday, October 25th and 450 doctoral students are anticipated to be in attendance for the conference. More information can be found online at: http://BlackPhdNetwork.submittable.com.

Prehealth Orientation & Registration: Attention undergrads working towards fall 2016 entry to a medical, dental, vet. med or other health profession program! You must participate in a Prehealth Registration meeting prior to November 1st, 2014. Prehealth Advising is available to meet with you at your convenience and meetings can be held in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Please note that we recently relocated to E39. For Prehealth Registration instructions please visit Prehealth Advising's web site: http://gecd.mit.edu/grad_school/health/prepare/registration/.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute: The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2015 PPIA Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 11th to July 31st, 2015. The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.  The summer institute provides training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service. You can find more information about this program on our website or via this article featured on Princeton University’s website. Similar summer programs are offered at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and University of Michigan with some differences in eligibility. The online application form will be available in just a few weeks through the Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) website. The application deadline is November 1st, 2014.

University of Texas at Austin PGE Internship: University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit our department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing engery that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship.

3M Full-time Openings & Internships: Attention students! 3M currently has 100 openings for their Optimized Operations ( O2 ) program. December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are being hired for full time positions in O2 right now! Students can apply through our website by clicking on the "apply now" button which is on our homepage:  www.3M.com/careers-O2 O2’s first summer internship program for third-year students will also begin Summer 2015 with 30 openings. Interested students must have at least one prior internship or work related experience and a minimum of 3.0GPA on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

MWPC Internship Program: The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1971 with the purpose of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions in Massachusetts government. The goal of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Internship Program is to provide the interns with a positive learning experience within the modern women's political movement. Interns work on the ongoing programs and administration of the MWPC under supervision of the Associate Director throughout each semester and the summer months. To apply please visit http://www.mwpc.org/get/internships.php to fill out an application. Please follow up with an email including a resume and cover letter, regarding why you are interested in interning with the MWPC and what you hope to learn and achieve in your time with us to: chelsea@mwpc.org.

AWIS: Attention Students: You have a free membership with AWIS! MIT is an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equality and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reached more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country. All interested students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible for a one-year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up using your MIT email! Join the AWIS community here: http://www.awis.org/mit .