Programs & Services

Heads Up! Week of February 25, 2013



2013 MIT MLK Celebration Seminar Series 


  • The Romance and Glamour of American Slavery
    Ta-Nehisi Coates (MLK Visiting Scholar)

Date:  February 25
Time:  Noon–1pm
Where:  13-2137

  • The Birth of a High Tech Industry:  Wireless Telecommunications
    Professor Susan Perkins (MLK Visiting Professor)

Date:  February 28
Time:  Noon–1pm
Where:  Sloan E62-262

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Apply to be an Orientation Leader

Do you have what it takes? Apply to be an orientation leader for the class of 2017! Orientation leaders are some of the first upperclass peer mentors first year students get to know at MIT, and being an OL is great leadership experience for your future. The orientation leader application website is currently live.

Deadline:  February 27, 2013 (All applications and supporting materials: (resume, recommendation, creative project.)

For more information, e-mail Katie Julian or stop by the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (7-103).


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Procter & Gamble Summer 2013 Manufacturing Internship

Eligibility:  Undergraduates (sophomores through master's students) 
                    Engineers (mechanical, chemical, electrical, industrial)

Deadline:  February 27, 2013

Every day Procter and Gamble touches and improves the lives of 3 billion consumers around the world through our wide-range of consumer products. Be a part of developing new products for the leader in shave care. Gillette is a multi-billion dollar business for P&G. A summer experience here exposes the intern to the enabling advanced assembly equipment and high-speed automated processes as well as technical management coaching and leadership training. 

  • For more details and how to apply click here.

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MISTI Global Seed Fund Project

MISTI and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, which manages UROP/IROP, have partnered to make it possible for more MIT undergraduate students to complete a faculty-led research project abroad. The research team involved in a MIT MISTI Global Seed Fund project, Integrating Mental Health Care in Israel, is looking for 1-2 undergraduate students to be involved with the project for Summer 2013.

Date:  Summer, 2013
Where:  Israel
Deadline:  February 28, 2013

For additional information, contact Wiljeana Glover by e-mail.


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2013 Ultimate Field Trip

Are you ready? Can you face the world's energy challenge? If so, you and your team need to register for the Ultimate Field Trip. This is a unique, super-charged two-week international field trip with BP in Norway and the UK. Only a select few will be invited to attend. To choose the winners, we'll put your team up against other student teams from the U.S. And if your team wins, you could go on the Ultimate Field Trip.
Want to win the Ultimate Field Trip? 

Deadline to register:  February 28, 2013

If you have any questions or comments, contact Martin Crichlow at 281-366-6779 or by e-mail.


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Native Student Gathering 

Stick Game Introduction by Aaron Ashley (variously called Slahal, Bone game or Hand game). Pizza will be served!

Date:  March 1, 2013
Time:  5
Where:  26-502


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QEM/NSF Summer Science Internship Program

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network is offering a 10-week science policy-focused internship in Washington, DC for students at an accredited college or university who are from groups underrepresented in STEM and are interested in science policy. To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in a STEM field. This internship opportunity is made possible through a grant to QEM from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dates:  May 28–August 2, 2013
Deadline:  March 1, 2013

For additional information, contact the QEM Network Internship Program Coordinator at 202-659-1818 or by e-mail.


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LA-SIGMA REU:  Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine-week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects.   Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $400 in travel expenses. Thirty students will be selected, five for each:  Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Students from all universitites are encouraged to apply.

Dates:  End of May–early August, 2013
Deadline:  March 1, 2013

For additional information and to apply click here


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Interactive Biomaterials REU at Syracuse Biomaterials Institute

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute seeks applications from undergraduates interested in research on biomaterials: synthetic and natural substances to treat disease or injury.

Stipend:  All participants will receive a stipend of $5,200 and on-campus housing at no additional expense. 

Dates:  June 2–August 9, 2013
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2013

For additional information, contact Karen Low or Michelle Lissner at 315-443-3544.


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Strategic Networking: Keys to Securing Your Career

Knowledge is powerful, but it is not just what you know, but "who you know" AND "who knows you" that makes the ultimate difference in career success.  In this dynamic and interactive presentation, Juliette C. Mayers will share strategies to help you become an effective networker. Topics include:

  • Building and strengthening your network before you need a job.  How to create strategic and productive networks now!
  • Personal branding -- Why it is important for your career and how to build a strong brand now!
  • Winning with social media.  Understand how to position yourself for career success.
  • It's not just about "the what," but "the how" of networking.  Juliette will share her approach on how to network effectively.

Date:  March 4, 2013
Time:  6:30pm
Where:  4-163

Light dinner included. Please rsvp to


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Google Opportunities – Apply Today!

Google is excited to announce their summer 2013 opportunities for Freshmen and Sophomores. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Google encourages students to apply early. 

Chrome Academy – Chrome Academy is a week long program at our Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.  Program participants will learn how to conceptualize and build mobile and Chrome applications.

Deadline:  March 17, 2012

Android Camp – is a week long program at our Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA which features interactive and collaborative Android curriculum.  Participants will learn how to build Android applications from scratch!

Deadline:  March 17, 2012

For additional information about Google or MIT, contact Liz Arnold at 617-858-6861 or by e-mail.


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Eloranta Fellowship (6K Grant)

What would you do with $6,000? Apply for an Eloranta Fellowship by April 1st  for a chance to receive 6k for research conducted during the summer of 2013!

Dates:  Summer 2013
Deadline:  April 1, 2013

For additional information, contact Shendi Xu (Staff Associate), Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office at 617-253-2620 or by e-mail.


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