In the 14th round of Graduate Student Life Grants, 15 new proposals out of the total 25 submitted were offered funding by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education. Since the program was introduced in 2002, the Dean’s selection panel has reviewed 341 proposals and funded 216 of those. For more information, contact email@example.com.
RFP13.01 – Microbiology Graduate Retreat
Microbiology retreat that brings together students from different departments
For more information, contact Bonnielee Whang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP13.03 – Teaching MIT to Code and Collaborate
Programming “crash courses” for the MIT community
For more information, contact Lauren Pully (email@example.com)
RFP13.06 – Scientists are Awesome
Video competition showcasing exciting research going on at MIT
For more information, contact Zoya Bylinski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP13.16 – UrbanAfrica Speaker Series
Speaker series focused on the eradication of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information, contact Thierno Diallo (email@example.com)
RFP13.24 – Monthly Community Lunch
Monthly luncheon featuring a discussion and tasting of different cultural foods.
For more information, contact Philip Daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.01 – Belgians@MIT
Picnic and lecture during Spring term 2015 sponsored by Belgians@MIT to promote Belgian culture, food, music, and to create networking opportunities for students
For more information, contact Catherine De Wolf (email@example.com)
RFP14.02 – Unmaterial Designing with Nomadic Cultures
Symposium, exhibition, and book about an education and vaccination center built by ten students for the Turkana people in northwest Kenya
For more information, contact Sixto Cordero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.04 – MIT CONNECT
A program that randomly pairs MIT graduate students for platonic, one-on-one, lunches to encourage interpersonal connections.
For more information, contact David Hayden (email@example.com)
RFP14.06 – DUSP Women Professional Development
Panels, dinners, and workshops for DUSP women focusing on professional development during Spring term 2015: Gender and Negotiation Professional Development Series, Women in Planning Faculty Dinner Series, and Confidence Gap Panel
For more information, contact Mia Goldwasser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.08 – CSB Seminar Series
A lunchtime seminar series for the Computational and Systems Biology Ph.D. program (Biology/EECS/Biological Engineering), with student speakers
For more information, contact Peter Freese (email@example.com)
RFP14.10 – LGBTQ & Ally Community Dinners
Series of bi-monthly dinners for LBGTQ and Allied graduate students.
For more information, contact Abigail Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.11 – DUSP Data Challenge
Kickoff and concluding workshop events for DUSP Data Challenge.
For more information, contact Carey Anne Nadeau (email@example.com)
RFP14.12 – MIT Waste Alliance
Seminars, tours, and student research poster sessions about environmentally sustainable waste management.
For more information, contact Kevin Kung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.13 – MIT Code Kitchen
Discussions and lectures supporting code literacy in architecture and planning.
For more information, contact Allegra Fonda-Bonardi (email@example.com)
RFP14.16 – SCC DUSP Speaker/Reflection Series
A speaker series focusing on issues in DUSP not covered by the department’s curriculum – social justice connected to personal research practice
For more information, contact Carmela Zakon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.17 – Building Chemistry in Chemistry
Trivia night, bake-off competition, and rock climbing party for students in the Chemistry department, to encourage interaction between students & faculty
For more information, contact Jeremiah Johnson (email@example.com)
RFP14.18 – Startup in America
Panel and reception to connect aspiring international student entrepreneurs with interested alumni, organized by Legislative Action Subcommittee of GSC
For more information, contact Yuqing Cui (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.19 – Women’s Mentorship Program
Mentorship program focusing on female undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information, contact Bianca Datta (email@example.com)
RFP14.21 – MIT Water Night
Research showcase for students doing research in water-related fields.
For more information, contact Leonardo Banchik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RFP14.22 – Bridging the NSE Discipline Gap
Department-wide social for graduate students in Nuclear Science and Engineering.
For more information, contact Rebecca Romatoski (email@example.com)