OME Virtual 'Drop In' Hours

Beginning November 4, the OME will host weekly virtual “Drop-In” Hours via zoom on Wednesdays 4:00—6:00pm EST (https://mit.zoom.us/j/92084851467and Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm EST  (https://mit.zoom.us/j/94940432626).  During these Drop-In Hours, you can speak with one of the OME staff members to:

  • Ask questions related to OME programs and services
  • Talk about other MIT-related issues (e.g., academic issues, concerns about classes, instructor concerns, etc.)
  • Talk about non-MIT issues (i.e., personal, professional, social matters)
  • Share some good news, suggest ideas that you would like OME to consider or just to catch up with the OME staff

You can also schedule an appointment: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm EST by mailing us at omemit@mit.edu or emailing an OME team member directly https://ome.mit.edu/who-is-ome/staff.

Programs & Services

Laureates and Leaders

The Laureates & Leaders program is a graduate school initiative designed to encourage and support students, in particular those who are underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, in their quest to achieve a doctoral degree.

Applications for the 2023 cohort have closed. 

Check back in Fall 2021 for the 2024 cohort application.

The Laureates and Leaders Program is designed to encourage highly motivated and talented underrepresented sophomore students in their pursuit of a graduate degree; specifically dual M.D./Ph. D. or Ph. D. programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students are identified by their interests in advanced studies and by their strong academic records at MIT.

Throughout the students' remaining undergraduate years, the Laureates and Leaders program helps participants prepare for graduate school by:

  • Connecting a group of select undergraduates who share an interest in attending graduate school.
  • Facilitating networking opportunities with faculty, alumni, and graduate students through research talks and panels.
  • Providing financial subsidies to help offset the costs of graduate school preparation, including application fees, GRE test fees, conference registration, travel to graduate schools and more. 

Responsibilities of Laureates and Leaders’ students include:

  • Maintain a competitive GPA
  • Remain in the program from sophomore year until graduation
  • Perform and present research
  • Attend monthly workshops and events
  • Meet with a faculty mentor and Laureates and Leaders' staff
  • Apply to graduate school 

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Laureates and Leaders Class of 2022

               

 Laureates & Leaders Class of 2021. Photograph by Chris McIntosh.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laureates & Leaders Class of 2020. Photograph by Iaritza Menjivar