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HeadsUp Newsletter February 16th 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

Interested in Working in the OME as a Student Ambassador?:

The Office of Minority Education is seeking 1-2 OME student ambassadors who will help promote key OME programs and initiatives to the MIT student body. The ideal candidate will be a sophomore or above who is familiar with OME programs and services.

Responsibilities include: Promote and assist staff with key OME events as needed, create flyers and marketing material, support and assist with the OME's social media presence, help recruit students for OME programs, e.g., MAP, Momentum, and Laureates & Leaders, serve as the student voice with different constituents (OME Staff, Industry, and Faculty, serve as the student voice on Distinguished Peers Committee, coordinate a student newsletter column in OME biweekly HeadsUp! Newsletter

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week each semester (occasionally more if needed/available). This is a semester appointment, with the possibility to continue in the role based on performance and interest.

Compensation:$10.30+ an hour

How to apply? Submit a copy of your resume and a brief email describing your interest in the position to Dean Crayton (dionetta@mit.edu) as soon as possible and no later than Friday, February 26th, 2016

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Apply early if you are interested.


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


Etiquette Dinner:

The Etiquette Dinner is the first event in a semester-long series for students called "How to Adult". The skills gained here will help students feel more confident in joining a professor for a meal and interviewing for an internship or job after MIT. Free three-course meal is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The link to register is http:/goo.gl/forms/5kr8NWKEpL

Date: February 24th, 2016 at 7:30pm.


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.


Random Acts of Kindness Week:

RAK Week (March 28th-April 1st, 2016) is a time that will be dedicated to connecting the MIT community through small acts of kindness and spreading happiness around campus during one of the tougher time in the year. We also want to give people a chance to meet members of different support resources on campus.

Monday: RAK Week Kickoff

Tuesday: Peer Resources in Lobby 10

Wednesday: Institutional Resources in Lobby 10

Thursday: Do your own RAK Hacks

Friday: Community-wide open mic

Sponsors: OME, Baker Foundation, MindHandHeart Initiative

If you are interested in getting involved, email RAK-Committee@mit.edu


Diversity Conference Scholarship:

Program Overview: Microsoft is committed to advancing women and minorities in technology, and are awarding diversity conference scholarships to qualified applicants. Students are selected based on their exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.


Paid registration to one of the following diversity conferences. Applicants select their conference of choice.

Grace Hopper Conference (October 19-21, 2016 in Houston, Texas)

National Society of Black Engineers Conference (TBD, 2017)

Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference (TBD)

Society of Women Engineers Conference (October 27-29, 2016) in Philadelphia, PA

Travel, hotel, and meal stipend in the amount of $1,200 US

Microsoft will register the recipient to the awarded conference, and send a check directly to the recipient in the amount of $1,200 to cover travel, hotel and meal expenses. These funds are not transferable to other individuals.


Students must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor's, master's, or PhD program at a 4-year college or university in North America at the time the application is submitted. The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree.

Applications must be received by March 31st, 2016.

Apply for the scholarship: www.microsoft.com/scholarship. (Scroll down to where it says "conference scholarship"). If you have questions, please email scholars@microsoft.com


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