Funded in 2012-13

In the twelfth round of Graduate Student Life Grants, 17 new proposals out of the total 19 submitted were offered funding by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education. To date, since this program was introduced in 2002, the Dean’s selection panel has reviewed 291 proposals and funded 185 of those. For more information, contact gslg@mit.edu.

 

11.03: ART AND OCEAN EXCHANGE: AN EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNICATING SCIENCE THROUGH ART
(RENEWAL)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute students team up with local artists to create works of art based on their research. The results will be displayed at the Cape Cod Art Association in a dedicated exhibit, and a special reception will be held.

For more information contact Whitney Bernstein (wbernstein@whoi.edu)

 

11.05 CHINA URBAN DEVELOPMENT SERIES
(RENEWAL)

An exciting DUSP seminar series that brings in leading experts on urban development in China from across the country to discuss topics of interest – everything from sustainable development to rapid urbanization and energy usage – over a meal.

For more information contact Shan Jiang (shanjang@mit.edu) or add China Urban Development Series on Facebook

 

11.07 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PUB MIXERS
(RENEWAL)

The Thirsty Ear pub coordinates and hosts mixers between departments, allowing people to socialize after work with students they already know, and students they might not otherwise have a chance to meet.

For more information contact Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi (jdsy@mit.edu)

 

11.10 MONDAY NIGHT SPORTS AT THE THIRSTY EAR
(RENEWAL)

Monday Night football events at Thirsty Ear for Fall 2013 – come watch the game on their big screens and enjoy your favorite football foods at reduced prices. Special Monday Nights Sports events will also be held in the spring and summer.

For more information contact Matt Haberland (mdhaber@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.01: INVERTEBRATE SOCIAL HOUR

Course 9 and Course 7 bring together labs across disciplines that are involved in invertebrate research, for the purposes of socializing and building research connections. It aims to introduce researchers with common interests who might not otherwise meet.

For more information, contact Megan Krench (mkrench@gmail.com)

RFP12.02: SKYDIVE SATURDAYS

The MIT Skydiving Club organizes trips for students that are interested in trying skydiving. Students pay the dive fee, but the club handles all logistics, transportation, and food.  There are also reunion events for participants to reconnect, meet other MIT students, and meet members of outdoor-activities  groups at MIT.

For more information, contact Swati Varshney (svarsh19@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.03: COURSE 6 MENG COMMUNITY GROWTH

Course 6 students host a series of four pub nights for fellow MEng students.

For more information, contact Kelly Ran (ran@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.05: GRADUATE SUPERBOWL PARTY

A large-scale Superbowl party at a spacious, upscale venue in Central Square.

 

RFP12.06: TREE.ST/MIT

Multiple small tea + cookie events are hosted to give students who are connected via a common interest a reason to meet in person, in support of Tree.st/MIT, a new platform for connecting MIT students who have shared hobbies, interests, or research who might not otherwise meet.

For more information about Tree.st or the events, contact Omid Sadeghpour (omid@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.08: URBAN CYCLING CLINIC

Organizes social bike rides that allow participants to make new connections, and runs a workshop on urban cycling skills and safety lead by Nicole Freedman (Boston bike czar, Olympian, former MIT cycling coach).  Participants receive a free set of bike lights or have an option to buy them. Workshop to be held in early May, date TBD.

For more information, contact David Koppstein (dnk63@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.09: SEPT/MAY

This is an ongoing multi-project artistic series based in Cambridge that explores changing ideas of temporality and urban spaces.

For more information, see septmay.org or contact Antonio  Furgiuele (af2@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.10:  COMMUNITY CONSULTING

Teams of Sloan students and engineering students work together to consult for businesses and initiatives in the local community. This project connects students on each team, and underlines the important connection between  MIT and the larger city of Cambridge.

For more information, contact Kari Hodges (karihodg@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.11: POST-PROPOSAL PEER SUPPORT

This project brings post-proposal Ph.D students together in a structured curriculum designed to provide advice, peer feedback, encourage students to reach their goals, and an emotional support network as they work through the challenges and stresses of completing a thesis and finishing grad school.

For more information, contact Wiljeana Glover (wjglover@mit.edu).

 

RFP12.12: BUILDING 68 COFFEE BREAK

Building 68 hosts monthly coffee socials for community members whose labs and offices are located there.

For more information, contact Oksana Sergeeva (sergeeva@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.13: HAVE A HEART DANCE

A semi-formal philanthropy event for MIT students to benefit a cancer-focused nonprofit held close to Valentine’s day.

 

RFP12.14: COMMUNICATING SCIENCE

Science communications workshop for WHOI students (several two hour sessions for 30 students each).

For more information, contact Alice Alpert (aalpert@whoi.edu)

 

RFP12.15: CLIMBER YOGA SOCIAL

The MIT climbing club hosts free yoga classes followed by healthy snacks (open to everyone, not just climbers).  This provides an opportunity for physical activity, meeting other graduate students, and raising interest in the opportunities for climbing at MIT.

For more information, contact Rachel DeLucas (shraquel@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.17: BRAINSTORM8

Dinner with 7 students and a faculty member to discuss new ideas and connect with new people at MIT. Dinner participants do not know the identities of their dinner companions beforehand.

For more information, contact Atray Dixit (acdixit@mit.edu)

 

RFP12.19: SLOAN SIT

Meditation hours complete with dedicated mediation cushions, open to all graduate students. Geared towards building community, reducing stress, and providing emotional support.

For more information, contact Danielle Sewell (dsewell@mit.edu)