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Heads Up Newsletter! January 17, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


IAP 2017 Special Subject: 16.S898(G)16.681(U) - CubeSat Lasercom with iEPS

6-Unit IAP Course on Free-Space Lasercom and Radiation Experiment. This is an applied design course on free-space laser communication between two CubeSats, where the CubeSats adjust their range and attitude using ion electrospray propulsion systems (iEPS). The CubeSats also have a science payload, a new energetic particle spectrometer being developed in collaboration with MIT's nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Department.

The design project would benefit from input from students with backgrounds in AeroAstro, EECS, MechE, NSE, EAPS, an Physics. Creative hands-on artistic talent is always welcome.

Please click here for more information.

When: Wednesdays from January 11 - February 1 (4 meetings)

Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: 33-116

KPMG Future Leaders Program 2017 - Great Opportunity for Young Women of Color

For those of you who are working with high school students, this is a great opportunity for young women of color! In Spring 2016, KPMG - one of Get Konnected's Corporate Partners - launched a new charitable initiative, the KPMG Future Leaders Program focused on developing generations of women leaders, and funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and KPMG Women's Leadership Summit.

The selected candidates will receive the following:

i. KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college

ii. A three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat with Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University this Summer

iii. A pairing with a female mentor for one year through the KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program

Click here to read more about the program. Click here for a copy of the application.

Applications are due to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University and must be postmarked by January 30, 2017. The winners will be selected and notified by April 15, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact The Office of Condoleezza Rice at crice_futureleaders@stanford.edu

"She Started It" Documentary - Private Screening

You are invited to attend a film-screening of "She Started It" (see details beloe) on January 25 at the Broad Institute, which is presented by Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs, as well as Women@Borad, and the New England Venture Capital Association. The $5 admission fee will be covered for you. If you wish to attend, please contact Sara Nelson, snelson@mit.edu.

Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, the New England Venture Capital Association and Women@Broad at the Broad Institute for a film screening of "She Started It", a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship. This documentary gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face. View the trailer for the film here. Students and families are welcome to attend.e.

There will be an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to have an informal table at this event during the reception. Please email slifson@its.jnj.com if your organization would like to be featured.

Date: January 25

Time: 4PM - 6:30PM

Location: Broad Institute, Main Auditorium, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Admission: General Public $5, Children Under 12: Free

To purchase tickets, click here: https://bostonshestartedit.eventbrite.com

All proceeds from this even will be donated to The Possible Project.

Click here to see the list of sponsors

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program (Opportunity for Sophomores)

Management Leadership for Tomorrow's (MLT) Career Prep Program can help you conquer the job search process, maximize your college and internship experience and accelerate your post-undergraduate career. MLT provides you with eighteen months of one-on-one coaching, in-person workshops, a personalized playbook to maximize your career success and an extensive network of over 5,000 MLT Rising Leaders. Are you a high-achieving Black, Hispanic, or Native-American college student graduating in Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019? Join the number one career development program for college students of color. Sign up to learn more.

Deadlines for submission: January 30, 2017 and March 1, 2017. Click here to apply.

If you are interested, please contact Pedro Polanco (ppolanco@mit.edu)

Diversity Outreach for Freshman Summer Paid Internship (Houston)

We are vigorously seeking applications from underrepresented students in technology, including but not limited to, members of the African American, Hispanic, Native American, Veteran, LGBTQ and disabled communities as well as women in general.

Applications are open to all Freshman who intend to major in Computer Science who will have completed at least two CS courses (including AP or IB courses in high school) by the end of the their freshman year.

This program will be a paid internship lasting 10 weeks and includes housing.

The application process begins in January 2017. Please click here for an application.

For additional information, please visit https://www.twosigma.com/

Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Our Fellowship provides admitted Fellows with an exceptional worldwide network of influential connections. This is a support network that Fellows engage in and benefit from throughout their lifetime. Apply for our 3-year Fellowship and join the Fortis Society! Read more about this opportunity here. For more information, contact Michele@future-global-leaders.org

Applications are due January 31, 2017.

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

For more information, please contact: Joanne Levy, MBA, Program Director, levyj@wharton.upon.edu.

To apply, please visit SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

Ideathon: Hacking Discrimination

Microsoft New England will be the host at their Kendall Square office.  The Ideathon is co-organized by BAMIT (Black Alumni of MIT), MIT, Harvard, Microsoft New England, Women in Machine Learning, and the MIT Alumni Association.

The idea to have student teams to address issues around discrimination and racism started with MIT Black alumni in Washington, DC - frustrated by violence in the news, continued social and economic roadblocks to progress for minorities and challenged by President Reif's call to action "What Are We To Do?"

A full hackathon with prizes will take place in the Spring. Stay tuned!

Note: MIT Sloan Women in Management are hosting Breaking the Mold - a hackathon focused on unconscious bias on Saturday, February 25 (http://www.mitbreakingthemold.com/). We encourage teams to develop projects for this event, too.

If you have any questions, reach out to any member of the extended MIT planning team:

Marzyeh Ghassemi - MIT, CSAIL - mghassem@csail.mit.edu

Trishan Panch - tpanch@mit.edu

Elaine Harris - harris.ej@gmail.com (MIT)

Leo Anthony Celi - lceli@mit.edu

Lisa Egbuonu-Davis - legbuonudavis@gmail.com (BAMIT)

Robert Eric Love - roberticlove@gmail.com (BAMIT)

Registration: 3:30PM - 4PM

Ideathon: 4PM - 10PM

Register today! Space is limited! https://www.hackingdiscrimination.com.join/

Hope to see you on February 2.

TIGF with Raytheon (Mark Your Calendars)

Get to know Raytheon at its TGIF! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

Distinguished Peers

We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2016-2017 academic year. Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? Please submit a nomination.

Winners are chosen on a monthly basis and will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, be profiled on the OME website and bulletin board, and receive a name plate on the Distinguished Peers Perpetual Plaque located in the OME. Current MIT undergraduate students can be nominated or self-nominated in the following categories:

i. Entrepreneurship

ii. Public Service

iii. MIT Spirit

iv. Performing Arts/Athletic Achievements

v. Global Initiatives and Experience

vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations are due February 17, 2017, 12:00PM. Apply online here.

If you have any questions, please contact: monroed@mit.edu

Social Hour with Akamai (Mark Your Calendars)

Get to know Akamai at its Social Hour! Free food, raffle prizes and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-491

RSVP here

Need Extra Cash? Interested in Paid Teaching Opportunities?

The OME's Seminar XL and TSR^2 programs are looking for TAs and Facilitators to teach GIR courses. Currently we are recruiting for FAs in 3.091, 7.016, 8.0X, and 18.0X. For more information or application form, please click here.

If you are interested in and/or have questions, please contact Lilen Uchima, Assistant Dean (lilen@mit.edu)

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 3PM-7PM. 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. For more information on the program, please click here