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HeadsUp! Newsletter November 27, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


Intel - Social Hour: Friday, December 1 - CANCELLED

Intel's Social Hour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Intel plans to reschedule this event in Spring 2018 and we will share those details as soon as they are finalized.

MIT Prehealth Advising: MD vs MD/PhD - Group Advising with Dr Dennis Kim: 2 - December 4

Please click here for more information about this event.

Date: December 4

Time: 12:30-1:30PM

Location: 2-105

Let's Chat in the OME: Next Session - December 5

Let's Chat let's you talk about a problem with a counselor from MIT Medical Mental & Counseling Service without committing to anything more.

* It is free and confidential

* No appointment needed - just drop in

* Meetings are 20 minutes

* Common concerns include stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting, family problems, and relationship issues.

Dates: December 5, 12, 19

Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Location: OME Suite | 4-107

Snacks will be provided!

Distinguished Peers - Nominations Due 15th of each month

Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year. All submissions are valid through the academic year.

Winners are chosen on a monthly basis and 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 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 due the 15th of each month. Apply online here

Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination

Questions? distinguishedpeers@mit.edu

Fuel For Thought During Final Exams and Extended Office Hours in the OME: December 18 - 22

The OME is open for extended office hours and Fuel for Thought during Finals Week. Drop by to relax - enjoy snacks and refreshments!

Dates: December 18 - 22

Time: 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Location: OME Suite, 4-107

OME's Innovations Fund - Deadline for Spring Submission: February 15

The OME’s Innovations Fund provides small grants (average range $100-$500) of seed money for innovative individual or group projects with local and global community impact. Proposals are assessed twice each semester, on a case-by-case basis as funding is available.

Grant Criteria:

* Current MIT undergraduate student (all years eligible) or student group

   * Special focus on Office of Minority Education Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) groups

* Submission of a proposal and budget by the deadline below

* Approved grants are required to submit 1-2 page summary of outcomes and how funds were used within two weeks of the event/project launch

AY 2017-2018: Spring Semester

Submission Deadline/Notification

February 15/February 22

April 6/April 13

Note: If proposal does not come in by first deadline, it will not be reviewed until the second review. Additionally, proposals submitted after November 15 will be reviewed in the Spring semester and those submitted after April 6 will be reviewed in the Fall.

Questions? Email drodrigu@mit.edu

Call for Abstracts: 17th Annual New England Science Symposium 2018 - Deadline to Submit Abstracts January 4, 2018

On behalf of the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BMCP), we are looking for fellows/students) particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research who would benefit from presenting their research projects at the 17th annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) on Sunday, April 8, 2018: 7:45AM - 4:15PM at Harvard Medical School.

Deadline to submit abstracts: January 4, 2018

Submit abstracts or to register: http://www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org

For more information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos: Rodolfo_ramos@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-5580

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR) at Penn University - Paid Internships in Health Services Research for Students: Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

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

Please click here for program eligibility and requirements.

Visit the SUMR website to apply: http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Now Accepting Applications for Solar 2018 Spring Break

MITEI is now accepting applications for our 2018 Solar Break Program.

Financial Aid is available for eligible students and fundraising tools are available to all.

See attached for additional details. Questions? Contact: askmitei-ed@mit.edu

Are You an Upperclassman in Math? Like Teaching Others?

The Seminar XL/LE program is seeking 18.02/18.02A facilitators for the Fall!

Seminar XL/LE is a class primarily for freshmen that enables participants to develop mastery of core subject matters as well as intellectual skills for future success in advanced coursework. Graduate students and academically advanced upper-class undergraduates serve as facilitators for a small group of 3-7 students, guiding them through extensive discussions, board work, and collaborative thinking.

Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week and pay is $17/hr.

We are currently accepting applications. For more information visit http://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/become-seminar-xl-facilitator or contact Dean Uchima at lilen@mit.edu

Global Education and Career Development: Prehealth Advising Upcoming Events

Global Education and Career Development (GECD) is hosting a number of events during the Fall. Please click here to read more about their Fall events calendar.

Graduate Students Sought for Student Affiliate Health Insurance Advisory Committee

MIT Medical hopes to identify graduate/undergraduate student representatives for the above-noted committee. Very interested in students who are interested in health care.

Please click here to apply.

MIT Libraries: MIT Reads Fall Selection - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The selection for the MIT Reads program this fall is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chosen in partnership with My Sister's Keeper. Americanah is a powerful story of race, identity, and love.

The MIT Libraries has multiple copies of Americanah - visit their website for more details on how to find them. In addition, the MIT Press Bookstore (301 Massachusetts Avenue) is offering this book at a steep discount to the MIT community, just show your MIT ID when purchasing.

Be sure to join their mailing list for upcoming announcements.

MIT Media Lab Job Listing - Senior Backend Engineer, Scratch Position

This is a unique opportunity to shape the development of the leading platform for teaching kids to code and encouraging creative expression through technology.

This appointment is for one year with possibility of extension based on funding and project priorities.

Please click here to read more about this position.

Msaada Partners - Employment Opportunities

Msaada Partners is offering two externship positions for January 2018 and would like to connect with and mentor students interested in entrepreneurship, business, or in solving interesting problems.

Pease click here to view the externship for details.

MIT Mental Health Offerings for Students

MIT Mental Health will be offering the following:

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Men of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Women of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Asian Women of Color Group: Psychotherapy group for Asian women that will meet at MIT Mental Health and Counseling E23-368. Joy Yang LICSW (yang@med.mit.edu) is currently requesting students to participate for this arriving semester.

* MIT Mental Health: "Imposter Syndrome" Group: Psychotherapy group for undergraduate and graduate students that experience "imposter syndrome" (or feeling out of place) which people of color often do at MIT. Contact Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD (khod@med.mit.edu) to enroll with that. It will take place on Fridays: 5:30pm - 7pm, Mental Health and Counseling, E23-368.

IvyUntold - Call for Submissions - MIT

IvyUntold, a website devoted to telling the stories of minorities at prestigious institutions, is looking for submissions from minorities from MIT.

They are looking for submissions from students or recent alumni who can share stories that highlight racial, socioeconomic, religious, and sexual diversity. The website is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. For length, this can be anywhere from 1-4 pages single spaced.

Check out our website at www.IvyUntold.com

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub

The Advisor Hub is an online platform that allows students and alumni seeking tangible, actionable career advice to tap into a network of experts from a variety of fields - made up of many of the 137,000+ MIT alumni worldwide. Advice seekers can receive guidance in the form of a career conversation or an informational interview, assist with critiquing resumes or conducting mock interviews.

The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is available for MIT alumni and students. Institute staff working directly with students can request access on a case-by-case basis by emailing: alumniadvisorshub@mit.edu

Please click here to learn more about MIT Alumni Advisors Hub.

MIT Prison Education Initiative - TA and Tutor Volunteer Opportunities

Steffen Seitz, Director of the Petey Greene Foundation in MA, in conjunction with the MIT Prison Initiative, train and support TA's and tutors in prison university programs. Petey Greene strives for diversity in its tutors and TA's.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steffen Seitz: sseitz@peteygreene.org