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Heads Up! Newsletter March 2nd, 2015 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

2015 NASA MUREP Scholarship & NASA Scholars: The MUREP Scholarship focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM. Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in spring 2016 or later. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75 percent of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a required 10-week internship at a NASA center during Summer 2015. Applications are due March 1st, 2015. Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at https://intern.nasa.gov/. Applicants should be sure to select “scholarships” for the type of application.

Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program: The Research Fellows Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a unique post-baccalaureate, two-year fellowship for high-potential individuals to do research in business related fields, such as Economics, Finance, and Political Economy. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Stanford GSB strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities. The application for the July 2015 start date is now available and will be accepted during two admissions rounds. Spring application deadline: March 3rd, 2015. Questions about the Research Fellows program can be directed to gsb_fellows@stanford.edu.

Imposter Syndrome Panel: On Wednesday March 11th, 2015 from 7:30PM to 10PM an Imposter Syndrome Panel will be held in 10-250. The panel will run from 7:30PM until 9PM with a reception following in Lobby 10 until 10PM. Panelists will include Professor Fisher of the Physics Department and Shruti Sharma, the president of the UA, and Edmund Bertschinger, Institute Community and Equity Officer. If you are interesting in learning more about the phenomenon and how to overcome it, you definitely want to attend this event.

UC Berkeley College of Engineering Preview Day: The UC Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Preview Day, April 22nd to the 25th, 2015. This three day event is for current juniors who intend to pursue a PhD in engineering.  Preview Day provides students the opportunity to meet individually with engineering faculty in their discipline, socialize with Berkeley graduate students, network with campus research centers and Bay Area National Labs as well as tour both campus and the city of San Francisco. Students can apply on-line: http://goo.gl/forms/Sf5I4xm0KG. The deadline to apply is April 1st, 2015. More details can be found in the attached flyer and on line: http://goo.gl/eY2Ufa. Could you please forward to students who may be interested? Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Harvard/MIT COOP Hackathon: The Harvard/MIT Coop is seeking YOUR help to reimagine the Coop's online presence. From Friday, April 10th through Saturday, April 11th, 2015, a 24 hour slot from 4pm to 4pm at the Sheraton Commander Hotel,16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 teams of up to four people can enter the competition. First Place will win and a potential paid Coop contract to make your project a reality; Second Place will win $1,000; Third Place will win $500. All skill levels are welcome! We hope to see you there! Please reach out to us at coophackathon@gmail.com with any questions! Don't forget to bring your MIT ID to the event!

Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Program: The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program is seeking undergraduate majors in chemistry, biology, physics or other science disciplines, who are motivated to pursue the PhD but require additional coursework, training, and/or research experience. The application must be completed by April 15th, 2015.  Applications and program details are available online at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gradschool/bridge.

NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program: Attention Graduating Seniors! NASA is currently seeking participants for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is open to recent Grads for up to two years after they graduate. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/rgp.htm Please Note: There is no single or rolling deadline for applications to this program. Deadlines are associated with individual opportunities which may be viewed on the associate website in a job-search fashion.

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 GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by AP provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. The AP is excited to announce it has opened rolling applications for all 2015 programs, including winter break, spring break, and summer sessions in Spain and Portugal. Programs are open to undergraduate students 18 and older and recent grads interested in the health professions. Contact us for more information. Learn more at Atlantis-Project.org, and check out videos featuring alumni perspectives.

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. 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.

AudioCommon - MIT Music Tech Startup: Now hiring, the MIT Music Tech Startup, AudioCommon, is looking for backend developers to work throughout IAP. There is potential for follow-on opportunities post-IAP as well. To apply, send an e-mail to jobs@audiocommon.com with the words "MIT APPLICATION" as the subject. Please include the following information in the body of the e-mail: name and contact info (phone number, etc.), a brief description of your interest in this opportunity, a brief description of your background, and your availability (e.g., When can you get started? How many hours can you work each week?, etc.). Please attach a copy of your resume to this e-mail as well.

UBS Financial Services Internship Opportunity: Attention interested students! UBS Financial Services is looking for Interns in the Wealth Management division dealing primarily with private clients in New York, NY for college credit. Students who are dedicated and motivated to learn all the aspects of the brokerage business, as well as finding an intern who values teamwork are encourage to apply. Full or part time internships are available for the spring/fall/summer semesters. Interested students should email their resumes to Sarah Kiggundu at Sarah.Kiggundu@wellsfargo.com for forwarding to UBS Financial Services.

Research and Development Opportunities with IBM: IBM is currently looking for underrepresented minority students in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Chemistry for Summer and full-time opportunities in 2015.  Undergraduates, Ph.D students, and Masters students completing their education by Spring 2015 and looking for full time Research or Development opportunities as well as continuing students in the Fall of 2015 and looking for summer 2015 IBM Research or Development opportunities are encouraged to apply. Send your resume/cv to: davistb@us.ibm.com.  Please note in this email if you are completing your education by Spring 2015, and looking for full time opportunities or if you are a continuing student in the Fall of 2015 looking for a summer internship opportunities in the upcoming Summer. Specify the Research or Development area of your education that is a match for you and please post your resume/cv to the IBM Applicant portal: http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/. All students are considered for IBM opportunities, this is an outreach for an under represented group in the Science and Engineering field. IBM Research and Development groups sponsors Foreign Nationals. For more information, please visit: http://www.research.ibm.com/.