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Heads Up Newsletter March 28th, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Recipients of the OME Student Advisory (OMESAC) Student Group of the Semester Award (Fall 2015):

The mission and vision of SHPE is closely aligned with the mission of the OME. SHPE's mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community and impacting the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE has recently launched a mentorship program for students interested in graduate school or medical school, while also establishing a SHPE Jr. chapter at Somerville High School. The Junior chapter, commonly referred to as the Engineering Minority Outreach Club (EMOC), is starting to gain popularity on its campus. The organization has also provided a plethora of networking events to help its members meet executives and representatives from companies such as Shell, Merck, Facebook, JP Morgan, Boston Consulting Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Intel to name a few. SHPE has also aligned itself with the OME’s diversity and inclusion values by hosting several events such as Finger Foods with the Faculty, Festival de las Americas, Cena a las Seis, Sabrosura, the Activities Midway, and their End of the Year Banquet. These events increase SHPE’s exposure on campus enabling them to become more engaged in the MIT community. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the SHPE executive board and all of its members of this wonderful organization.

Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) Exam Review:

Tuesday, March 29th - 7.013

Sunday, April 3rd - 7.05 (tentative)

Tuesday, April 5th - 7.03 (tentative)

Tuesday, April 5th - 7.014

Wednesday, April 6th - 8.02

Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) Is Now Open:

The TSR^2, located in 16-159, is open for P-Set Nights during the semester (except on MIT holidays).

Sundays - Physics (8.011, 8.02)

Mondays - Chemistry (5.111, 5.12)

Tuesdays - Calculus (18.01, 18.02, 18.03)

Wednesdays - Open Study

Thursdays - Biology (7.013, 7.014) and Chemistry

OME's Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP) E-Mentoring Initiative - Accepting Applications:

OME's MAP E-Mentoring Initiative is currently accepting both new and returning applicants!

Our virtual mentoring program matches MIT sophomores, juniors and seniors with professionals to engage in a relevant, career-oriented relationship via phone, email, and video conferencing. Past mentors have represented BP, Draper, Google, Intel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA Goddard, Raytheon, Black Alumni/ae of MIT and Latino/a Alumni/ae of MIT!

Click here for more information and applications forms

What does it mean...to be a mathematician?:

Come meet us, listen to our stories and journeys to become mathematicians and learn about a career in mathematics!

Date: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Time: 7PM-9PM

Location: 2-290

Sponsored by MIT Mathematics


Employer Information Session with NASA Goddard (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know NASA Goddard at its Employer Information Session! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: April 6th, 2016

Time: 1PM-2PM

Location: 5-234


PhD In Industry Panel (Mark Your Calendars):

Come hear what professionals with doctoral degrees do in industry! This interactive panel will be composed of industry representation from NASA Goddard, Raytheon and Draper. Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Time: 5PM to 6:30PM

Location: 2-190


Grad Catalyst (Mark Your Calendars):

Come learn from current MIT graduate students how to prepare and apply to graduate school!

Date: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Time: 5PM to 6:30PM

Location: 4-270

TGIF with Intel (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Intel at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: May 6th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Coffeehouse (Student Center, W20)


TGIF with Cisco (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Cisco at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 16th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491


TGIF with Procter & Gamble (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Procter & Gamble at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 30th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-407


Employer Information Session with NASA JPL (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Information Session! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Time: 6PM-8PM

Location: W20-304


TGIF with Capital One (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Capital One at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: October, 14th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491


Social Hour with Draper Laboratory (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Draper at its Social Hour! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-201


Harvard Cooperative Society Board of Directors:

The Coop is accepting applications for Student Directors for 2016-2017 academic year. Applications are available online March 1st-April10th, 2016 at www.thecoop.com.

Compensation: Both student and non-student directors will be compensated based partly on their election to the position and attendance at regularly scheduled board meetings during the year. Directors will be paid $600/academic year and an additional $1,200 for attending a minimum of regularly scheduled board meetings.

Responsibilities: Work closely with the President and other Board members to formulate policy and develop strategic objectives and goals; attend and actively participate in regular Board meetings and other official functions; serve on assigned committees; maintain confidentiality of all Coop business; review Board information packets prior to each meeting; disclose possible conflicts of interest and refrain from votes on issues related to the conflict; serve as voice to communicate the needs and concerns of members; attend board and standing meetings and committee meetings.

Required Meetings: Scheduled Board meetings, typically 5-6 per year, are held on Thursdays at 3:30PM.

Committee Meetings: Committee meetings are scheduled by the committee chair on an as needed basis. The standing committee currently include: Executive, Audit, Finance, University and Community Relations, Nominating and Governance, Real Estate, Internet, Long Range Planning.

All Directors are expected to serve on a minimum of two committees.


UC Berkeley Engineering Preview Day:

The University of California Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its fourth annual Engineering Preview Day (April 27th-30th, 2016) designed for rising seniors who are interested in applying to PhD programs in engineering. More details and the online application can be found on: http://engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/graduate-programs/graduate-out.... Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Academic goal is a PhD in an engineering discipline; intend to apply for graduate school this Fall (2016); minimum 3.5 GPA; must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident

To Apply: Complete the online application: http://goo.gl/forms/kwYGcwBnbu Submit an unofficial transcript and resume to merol@berkeley.edu

Deadline: Friday, April 1st, 2016, 5PM PST

Contact: Meltem Erol, merol@berkeley.edu, 510-643-1743

For more information: engineering.berkeley.edu/previewdays


Science+Theater+Diversity 10th Symposium:

Join Central Square Theater and the Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT Student Advisory Council for a day-long conference on the Intersection of Science, Theater & Diversity! Participants will meet with other students and theater professionals in order to explore the question: How can we promote continued collaboration between scientists and artists and enrich both fields with broader diversity? Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and participants will be able to purchase $15 tickets to see a matinee performance of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia as part of the day of programing. Also included are opportunities to talk with the Arcadia cast and director, and guest artists and scientists.


RSVP by April 1st by emailing CST Community Connectivity Coordinator, Audrey Seraphin, at ams@centralsquaretheater.org.

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 our ninth annual symposium at Yale and Harvard University and Bretton Woods, April 8th – 11th, 2016.

For more information: www.healliance.org/nomination


Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bias:

This is a special interactive workshop on how to become active bystanders and engage constructively whenever we observe conflicts/unacceptable behavior. The Southern Poverty Law Center has developed an initiative called “Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry”, which gives us some powerful tools to address unconscious bias as well as more overt acts of discrimination. Daena Giardell, Sloan Senior Lecturer, will be the workshop leader. Spread the word!.

Date: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Time: 11:30AM-1PM

Location: E62-233, 100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

Use this link to register: http://sloangroups.mit.edu/studentlife/rsvp?club_url=studentlife&event_u...


Learning from the Central Park 5: Visions of American Criminal Justice:

In a case that polarized the country across racial and class lines, five Black and Hispanic NYC teens were falsely convicted. Learn why this happened, and how to make sure it never happens again.

Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: 6-120

RSVP: alumic.mit.edu/cpark5


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.

Fall 2016 Internship Program: Apply by April 22nd, 2016


D.C. Scholars Program at the White House: Summer 2016 Application Open Now:

Last chance to apply for The White House Internship Program and the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House.

Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen, must be at least 17 years of age by June 27, 2016, must be a 2016 graduate from a D.C. public or charter high school, must be able to commit 30 hours to the program per week from: June 27, 2016 until August 12, 2016.

Application: Two essays (500 word maximum), unofficial high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, completed application form, resume.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 24th, 2016M

Submit your application to DCScholar_Info@who.eop.gov



SURF Program Research Program Opportunities:

The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. SURG is an 11-week summer opportunity located in Boulder, CO (May 16th-July 29th, 2016) for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experience.

For more information: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/


ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ):

ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ): ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, is willing to provide scholarships for 4 student journalists of color to attend the joint National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Conference in Washington, DC this summer.

For more information about registration rates and deadlines, please visit: http://www.nabjnahj.com/#registration

Convention dates: August 3rd-7th, 2016

Pre-Registration ends June 1st, 2016, after this date you must register on-site.

For more information: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/


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


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