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Heads Up! November 10, 2014


Announcements & Opportunities

TSR Exam #3 Review Schedule: Exam #3 Reviews are going on this week and next week in the TSR 16-159!

18.02:     Tuesday, November 11th             (7PM to 9PM)

5.111:     Thursday, November 13th         (7PM to 9PM)

5.112:     Tuesday, November 18th             (7PM to 9PM)

7.012:     Thursday, November 20th          (7PM to 9PM)

8.02:         Sunday, November 23rd             (7PM to 9PM)

Now Hiring Momentum TA’s: Momentum is currently hiring Teaching Assistants for the Momentum 2015 program! Momentum is a multidisciplinary 4 week IAP Course (January 5th through January 30th).  This year the OME partnered with the NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, whose mission is to improve lives by connecting brains and technology. Students will be challenged to construct a system to control a robotic arm using electromyography (EMG) signals acquired from muscles in your body. They will then use the robotic arm in coordination with one of your arms to perform a two-handed maneuver (e.g. picking up an object). TAs from various backgrounds including bioengineering, electrical engineering, Health Science Technology, computer science, brain and cognitive sciences, or biology are ideal candidates. Project and teaching experience is a plus. Additionally, if you have previous experience with medical device design, bio-inspired robotics, EMG signal processing, circuits and electronics, building prototypes, or programming in a C-based language, you are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have questions about Momentum or interested a TA position contact Chandler Douglas at: cddougl@mit.edu. Please apply here by Thursday November 13, 2014.

Seminar XL/TSR Hiring: If you are interested in becoming a Seminar XL Facilitator and/or TSR Tutor, please complete the application. To learn more about Seminar XL/LE, visit the website. To learn more about the TSR, visit our page here.

Distinguished Peers: We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The deadline to be considered for December is Friday, November 14th, 2014. All submissions are valid through the academic year. Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition?  Please submit a nomination. Winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, be profiled via the OME website and bulletin board, and receive a name plate on the Distinguished Peers Perpetual Plaque located in the OME. Current undergraduate MIT 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 initiative and experience
vi.    Prestigious Fellows

Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination. Questions? Contact Anu Meacham ameacham@mit.edu.

BSU Movie Outing: The BSU is planning to have a movie outing next Friday, November 14th between 4-9PM, with the final time dependent on the showing times. The group is going to see Dear White People at Kendall Square Cinema. Ticket costs will be covered by the BSU. In order to gauge interest, please enter your name/RSVP in the link below. We hope to accommodate everyone that would like to attend! Please RSVP before Wednesday, November 12th so we have an idea of how many tickets to reserve. Check out the movie synopsis here: http://www.fandango.com/dearwhitepeople_172076/plotsummary RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x_gtIMMqjKBTtkR6KduZyHHdkGB34PZoA4ClllfOIzE/viewform?usp=send_form

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. To apply for a Spring 2015 Internship, you must submit an application by November 14th, 2014. 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.

Burchard Scholars Program: Attention all MIT Sophomores and Juniors! The application season for the 2015 Burchard Scholars Program is currently open. The Burchard Scholars Program brings together distinguished members of the SHASS faculty and promising MIT sophomores and juniors for a series of engaging (and delicious!) dinner-seminars over the course of a calendar year. If you are a sophomore or junior with a strong interest in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, have done consistently excellent work in one or more of these areas, and wish to participate actively in our dinner-seminars, we encourage you to apply for this distinctive opportunity. All HASS enthusiasts are welcome to apply; the program is not limited to HASS majors and minors. For more information, a list of current Burchard Scholars, and the application portal, visit us online: http://shass.mit.edu/burchard. Apply by Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

IACME Student Prize: The Office of Minority Education and its Industrial Advisory Council Strategic Partners present ---- IACME Student Prize! The IACME Prize is an opportunity to win $500 from one or more members of the Industrial Advisory Council on Minority Education (IACME) strategic partners. Each of the IACME strategic partners will select two recipients for this award (See the list on the application). The IACME Prize is to help students pay for books, tuition, academic conferences or other educational expenses. Undergraduate underrepresented minority status or undergraduate students who are enrolled in at least one OME program and in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Applicants must also display experience with professional, community, and leadership activities to be considered. All majors, disciplines, and years may apply. NOTE: There is no GPA requirement for first year students! If you are a previous winner you can apply again. Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-is-ome/iacme-student-prize. Complete the application, short essay and resume (optional) by Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 5PM EST for 1 of 22 prizes.

Stanford GSB PhD Program: Attention interested students! You are invited to explore the GSB PhD Program, a full-time research intensive doctoral program designed to develop outstanding scholars in seven distinct fields of study: Accounting, Economic Analysis & Policy, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Information & Technology, Organizational Behavior, and Political Economics. Drawing on their diverse undergraduate backgrounds, such as economics, engineering, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics, our students have a unique opportunity to combine the strengths of their academic preparation and experiences and apply them to their field of study and research at GSB. The program is small by design to foster close interaction between our distinguished faculty and students. The average time to degree in our program is five years. GSB PhD graduates go on to become leading scholars in academic positions at top universities and programs.  All admitted students receive a full fellowship that includes stipend, tuition, and opportunities to work as a research or course assistant. The admission application for Fall 2015 is now available, and the deadline is December 1st, 2014. For questions about the PhD program, prospective students can email us at phd_program@gsb.stanford.edu.

HACU International Conference 2015: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will be hosting its 11th International Conference, “100,000 Strong in the Americas:  Challenges and Opportunities for a More Prosperous and Fair Hemisphere,” in Guadalajara, Mexico from February 25th through February 27th, 2015.  For the first time, HACU will be including a Student Track as part of the international conference activities. The Student Track will begin on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 with the Opening Plenary and Welcome Reception hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. On Thursday, February 26th, 2015, students will participate in various panel discussions and informative workshops related to study abroad and other international education programs.  On Friday, February 27th, 2015, students will visit several universities in Guadalajara to see first-hand their study abroad programs and meet with exchange students before returning to the hotel for the closing ceremony and lunch. If you would like to attend HACU’s 11th International Conference this February, please contact Cheryl Mottley of the OME (mottley@mit.edu or 617.253.5010) or Dean Crayton (dionetta@mit.edu) by Monday, December 15th, 2014.

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.

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, 2014. For more information, contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu.

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.

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.

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.The STEM Fellows Program, beginning on December 1st, 2014, is key to Success Academy’s commitment to exceptional science education. All scholars conduct hands-on experiments five days a week, beginning in kindergarten. That is why we designed a specialized Fellowship track for those who are passionate about science and eager to pass this along to our scholars. STEM Fellows receive similar training as other Teaching Fellows, with an emphasis on science education. For more information on STEM Fellows visit: http://jobs.successacademies.org/jobs/descriptions/fall-2014-stem-teaching-fellows-program-new-york-new-york-job-4693996.

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.

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.