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HeadsUp Newsletter April 11th, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities

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

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

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

5.12 Exam 3 Review: 

Monday, April 11th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in 16-159.

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

MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative (Mark Your Calendars):

Come learn more about the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative and you can get involved. Lunch will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Time: 12PM-1PM OR 1PM-2PM

Location: MIT Media Lab, Bldg E15-443

Please RSVP: Email: gmvargas@media.mit.edu, or if you have questions.

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 Northrop Grumman (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: September, 9th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-201

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

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

Diversity Virtual Health Professions Graduate Schools Recruitment Fair:

INSIGHT Into Diversity is hosting the first-ever National Virtual Diversity Recruitment Fair for Health Profession Schools. We have over 70 medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, and allied health schools already registered who would like to recruit students. For more information, please visit: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairld=7458a1a7-5277-406a-a0...

Date: April 20th, 2016

There is no participation fee. Students can participate from anywhere throughout the entire day of the fair!

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Mendelson: hmendelson@insightintodiversity.com

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, 2016

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/

Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open:

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for their Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 20th-22nd, 2016 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the Fall of 2016.

Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master's programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15th, 2016. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, and women in STEM fields are invited to apply. Fore more information, please visit: grad.uchicago.edu/admissions.discover.

If you have questions, please email: gradadmissions@uchicago.edu

MIT Libraries/Upcoming Events/Workshops, etc.:

The Libraries are offering a wide range of talks, workshops, and online classes this month. From time-saving tools to hand-on workshops, there is something for everyone - check out all the listings at http://libraries.mit.edu/news/learn-libraries-april/21825/

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 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