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Heads Up! December 8th, 2014

Announcements & Opportunities

TSR updates and reminders: Attention Students! The Last day for P-Set Night is Tuesday, December 9th, 2014.  The TSR Final Exam Reviews Schedule is as follows:

Subject                                              Date                                           Time

Physics (8.01, 8.012, 8.02, 8.022)         Sunday, December 14th               2PM to 4PM

Biology (7.012, 7.016)                          Monday, December 15th               2PM to 4PM

Calculus (18.01, 18.02A, 18.02)            Tuesday, December 16th              2PM to 4PM

Chemistry (5.111, 5.112)                       Wednesday, December 17th         2PM to 4PM

Tutors will be available to review concepts and/or answer individual questions during each exam review session. All exam reviews take place in the TSR, Building 16, Room 159.

Fuel for Thought: Studying making you hungry? Need to grab a bite between finals? Stop by the OME on Monday, December 15th through Thursday, December 18th for Fuel for Thought! We'll have snacks to keep you going during finals and special extended hours from 9AM to 7PM for those study-break cravings. We hope to see you there!
·    Monday, December 15th                  9AM to 7PM
·    Tuesday, December 16th                 9AM to 7PM
·    Wednesday, December 17th            9AM to 7PM
·    Thursday, December 18th                9AM to 7PM
·    Regular hours resume on Friday, December 19th

S3 Extended Walk-in Hours: Student Support Services is extending walk-in hours from December 1st through December 12th. Monday to Friday, S3 will be open from 9AM to 10:30AM and 2PM to 3:30PM. To schedule an appointment please call (617) 253-4861. Don’t forget to take advantage of the many resources available for academic, social, and personal support which includes S3, Community Wellness, MIT Mental Health & Counseling, Chaplains, OME, Housemasters, GRTs, Area Directors, Advisors, and Department Administrators.

Cultural Research, Entrepreneurship & Appropriate Technology Exchange: Are you looking for on-the-ground experience working with African communities to remove barriers to social and economic development?  Are you a social entrepreneur looking to expand your knowledge for how to build a business in the developing world?  Do you want to learn how to build partnerships for effective technology transfers into the developing world?  Are you passionate about poverty economics and want to help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency? Come to our open house meeting on December 11th, 2014 at 6:30PM in Building 9, Room 354, the Center for Real Estate, to hear about our past workshop experiences and learn more about how you can participate in the upcoming CREATE 2014 in Durban, South Africa. CREATE (Cultural Research, Entrepreneurship & Appropriate Technology Exchange) will take place on June 9th through June 26th, 2015 in Durban & Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa led by Lecturer John Kennedy (Center for Real Estate).

Close Concerns, Inc. – Full Time Associate position: Close Concerns is a healthcare information company focused on diabetes and obesity, two of the largest and most pressing current chronic disease epidemics in the US and around the world. The company is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by educating researchers, business leaders, doctors, and patients about cutting-edge news and research regarding obesity and diabetes. The Full-Time Associate position at Close Concerns is ideal for someone with a significant science or pre-medical background with additional interest in business, writing, public health, and/or health policy. We are looking for Associates who can spend at least two years at Close Concerns. The position involves significant travel in the US and internationally. The position is an ideal stepping-stone to careers in medicine, public health or business. Alumni often pursue a graduate degree following work with our firm. To apply: Send an email with the subject line “FULL ASSOCIATE” to recruiting@closeconcerns.com AND kelly.close@closeconcerns.com, attaching the following documents: A current copy of your resume as a PDF – please include undergraduate GPA as well as name of your high school and GPA or rank; A current copy of your transcript as a PDF (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Please also include a cover letter answering these two questions: “Why are you drawn to work for a company focused on diabetes, obesity, and wellness?” and “How are your skills a fit for this position?”. Our updated deadline is Thursday, December 11th. For further information, including eligibility and benefits, please see our full job description https://closeconcerns.box.com/s/rpwx359lju17jq0wehqm. If you have any questions, please email recruiting@closeconcerns.com. We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you better.

Women in Science & Engineering: Role of Education Technology in Globalization: On December 12th, 2014 in Room 10-250 we are fortunate to have Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus and Dr. Johan E. Uvin kick-off the first in a series of events that discusses how girls & women can be encouraged to participate in science & engineering, given our socio-economic ground realities. Throughout the series, we will hear from thought leaders in different sectors who will address issues & suggest solutions to minimize the gender gap. After introductions & opening remarks by each panelist, the session will focus on the relevant issues via a Q&A session. The crossfire format will include both panel members discussing & asking questions to each other as well. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate during a ½ hour Q&A session before the conclusion of the event. For more information contact Amy Goggins of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge at 617-253-3937, agoggins@mit.edu, Event Calendar@mitefcmb, or via Facebook. Register for the event here:

EngAGE Program: The Graduate Student Affairs Office of Columbia University hosts the Engineering Achievers in Graduate Engineering (EngAGE) program and is looking for applicants. EngAGE is an all-expense paid weekend recruitment event at Columbia Engineering. The visitation program is designed to help prepare prospective applicants for an academic future at Columbia Engineering by introducing students to faculty, current graduate students, and research facilities.  Information about preparing a competitive application and funding opportunities is also provided. Selected participants will be invited to participate in EngAGE 2015 which is scheduled from March 5th through the 7th, 2015. Prospective applicants can also contact Kathleen Gay in the Graduate Student Affairs office at seasgradmit@columbia.edu to schedule an individual campus visit. Please note that funding is not available for individual campus visits scheduled through the Graduate Student Affairs office. Applications are due by December 15th, 2014. For more information please visit: http://gradengineering.columbia.edu/engage. Questions and concerns can be addressed to Clarissa Pena at ccp2133@columbia.edu.

2015 UAID Symposium on Health Inequities: Are you passionate about helping others? Do you want to make a change in health injustices in the United States? Want to travel to Miami in January? If you answered yes to any of these, read on! United Against Inequities in Diseases (UAID) is excited to announce the 2015 UAID Symposium on Health Inequities! UAID will be taking over Miami for the weekend of January 16th through the 18th, 2015, and we want to see you there. We’ve got a riveting itinerary for those attending, including workshops by businesspeople, activists, politicians, researchers, and other people who fight health inequities every day from every angle. In addition to our outstanding line-up of speakers, you can look forward to an Ebola Epidemic Simulation, real life case studies in health inequities, and an Innovative Social Change Competition with a cash prize! The UAID Symposium is a genuinely fun weekend and a great opportunity to learn new things and network with others. Scholarships are also available to aid with your travel expenses! To maximize the symposium experience, we are limiting the number of participants to only 150 students nationwide.  Register today at http://www.uaid.org/symposium (deadline is December 15th)!  Please email Karl Chamberlin, UAID Director of National Events, at karl@uaid.org with any questions about the UAID Symposium.

WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech: The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience. WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided. Online applications are due January 7th, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows. Please contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887 with questions or concerns.

University of Texas at Austin PGE Internship: University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit our department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing energy that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.pge.utexas.edu/research/internship.

RiSE at Rutgers: RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering), sponsored by Rutgers University, chooses 50 outstanding undergraduates from across the U.S. and its territories each year to participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of a carefully matched faculty mentors. If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RiSE may be for you. By applying to RiSE, you will automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) and other partners at Rutgers. Learn more about the RiSE Advantage and how to apply. Applications open November 1st, 2014 and rolling admissions begin mid-January 2015. Admission is very competitive, so apply early!

SUMR @ Penn: The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research. LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S. The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Designed to provide an immersive reality 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. Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  To apply, visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application by February 1st, 2015. For more information, contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu.

SUIP in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania: The application for the University of Pennsylvania, Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) in the biomedical sciences is now open. The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ONLY. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year college for the fall semester after the program ends. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds; with disabilities; or who attend small colleges. Each intern receives a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to Penn. The program runs for ten weeks. The SUIP application is available online and must be submitted by February 1st, 2015. The application requires one statement detailing both your career goals and your area of research interest, two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or advisors, and an uploaded copy of your undergraduate transcript with the official copy sent by mail. To apply or for more information, please visit us at www.med.upenn.edu/suip/.

MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2015: The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program (known as "Amgen Scholars") will have opportunities to conduct research, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff. The Program also offers a competitive compensation package. Amgen Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine week period will earn $4,320, based on an hourly wage of $12.00. Housing in a designated MIT residence hall and a $800 food allowance will also be provided. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors; attending a four-year university in the US; and U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for the program. To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit: http://mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/index.html. Application deadline is February 2nd, 2015. Feel free to contact MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Staff at (617) 253-7306, or mit-amgenscholars@mit.edu if you have any questions.

Success Academy Teaching Fellows Program: Success Academy is currently looking for STEM Teaching Fellows and Winter Fellows! Success Academy Charter Schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal with 32 schools throughout New York City providing an exploration-driven curriculum for grades K-12. The Winter Fellows Program begins on February 9th, 2015. Fellows serve as Associate Teachers in designated Success Academy classrooms where they build their skills under the guidance of experienced teachers and school leaders. Outside of the classroom, they receive extensive training on our curriculum, classroom management, the education reform movement, our school design model, and our organizational values. These are full-time, salaried positions, with benefits. No previous teaching experience is required. Fellows who are not certified to teach will enroll in an 18-month Master’s and certification program through Touro College. This degree program is fully funded by Success Academy. For more information on the Winter Fellows Program visit: http://jobs.successacademies.org/jobs/descriptions/winter-2015-teaching-fellows-program-new-york-new-york-job-4871083.

AMGEN Scholars Program: Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry. Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance. Online applications are due February 15th, 2015. For more information please visit: www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars. Please contact Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887 with questions or concerns.

HACU National Internship Program: Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors! If you’re seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities can provide you the opportunity to graduate with career experience. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) can help you can gain this experience while living in the nation’s capital or other exciting major cities nationwide. These 10 to 15 week paid internships are open to undergraduate students in year two or higher or a graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Summer 2015 Internship applications are due by February 27th, 2015. Fall 2015 Internships may be applied for until the June 15th, 2015 deadline. To see a full list of HNIP’s Federal, Corporate, and Non-Profit Partners and for more information, please visit: www.hacu.net/hnip

Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program: The Research Fellows Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers a unique post-baccalaureate, two-year fellowship for high-potential individuals to do research in business related fields, such as Economics, Finance, and Political Economy. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Stanford GSB strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would bring additional dimensions to the educational experience. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend. The application for the July 2015 start date is now available and will be accepted during two admissions rounds. Spring application deadline: March 3rd, 2015. Questions about the Research Fellows program can be directed to gsb_fellows@stanford.edu.

NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program: Attention Graduating Seniors! NASA is currently seeking participants for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is open to recent Grads for up to two years after they graduate. The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is one of the government’s pipelines for entry level positions, in addition to the Pathways Internship Program. NASA Goddard does not utilize the Recent Graduate Program extensively but many other NASA Centers do. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/rgp.htm Please Note: There is no single or rolling deadline for applications to this program. Deadlines are associated with individual opportunities which may be viewed on the associate website in a job-search fashion.

3M Full-time Openings & Internships: Attention students! 3M currently has 100 openings for their Optimized Operations ( O2 ) program. December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are being hired for full time positions in O2 right now! Students can apply through our website by clicking on the "apply now" button which is on our homepage:  www.3M.com/careers-O2. O2’s first summer internship program for third-year students will also begin Summer 2015 with 30 openings. Interested students must have at least one prior internship or work related experience and a minimum of 3.0GPA on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

Summer 2015 Opportunities in South Africa: MIT students looking to intern in South Africa this summer please visit and apply to MIT-South Africa: https://misti.mit.edu/student-programs/location/south-africa. Deadlines are rolling as of November 18th, 2014.

Atlantis Project 2015 Hospital Internships for Pre-health Students: Hospital internships run by AP provide students experiences within government-run hospitals in Europe. These experiences are essential for fostering a deeper understanding of universal healthcare systems and the field of medicine and healthcare overall. The AP is excited to announce it has opened rolling applications for all 2015 programs, including winter break, spring break, and summer sessions in Spain and Portugal. Programs are open to undergraduate students 18 and older and recent grads interested in the health professions. AP Programs provide hospital placements, clinical exposure, community impact, and language experience during these transformative experiences in unique locations. Contact us for more information. Learn more at Atlantis-Project.org, and check out videos featuring alumni perspectives.

MWPC Internship Program: The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1971 with the purpose of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions in Massachusetts government. The goal of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Internship Program is to provide the interns with a positive learning experience within the modern women's political movement. Interns work on the ongoing programs and administration of the MWPC under supervision of the Associate Director throughout each semester and the summer months. To apply please visit http://www.mwpc.org/get/internships.php to fill out an application. Please follow up with an email including a resume and cover letter, regarding why you are interested in interning with the MWPC and what you hope to learn and achieve in your time with us to: chelsea@mwpc.org.

AWIS: Attention Students: You have a free membership with AWIS! MIT is an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equality and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reached more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country. All interested students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible for a one-year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up using your MIT email! Join the AWIS community here: http://www.awis.org/mit.

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine FlexMed Program: Attention interested Sophomores: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s has an exciting new FlexMed Program! The FlexMed Program is the first in the country to offer early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement. Some highlights of the FlexMed Program include early revised pre-med requirements, flexibility which encourages students to “Flex” their intellectual, creative, humanistic, and scientific muscles, and academic freedom which allows students to pursue the area of study of their choice, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements. If you would like additional information or would like to discuss this program, please contact George Schreiner at george.schreiner@mssm.edu.