Edgerton Anno for September 17th, 2018

Internal Announcements

Network Wiring for IS&T network upgrades starts 9/18 and may disrupt some rooms’ ethernet connections. Contact Connie Hemenway (connie_h@mit.edu) if you have questions.

Friendly House Reminder: Please try to pick up packages from the front desk within a day of receiving a package notification!

Internal Events

An evening with the Chair of the MIT Corporation, Bob Millard
When: Wednesday, 9/19, 8-9:30pm
Where: Edgerton Head of House Apartment (024) 
Description: Come spend some time with the head of MIT’s board of trustees, hear about what MIT looks like from the top down, where MIT is going in the future, and about Bob’s amazing lifelong engagement with MIT. 

Sleep Tips Program from Mental Health
When: Thursday 9/20, 7:00p
Where: Edgerton Large Lounge
Description: Next Thursday, Xiaolu Hsi from Mental Health will be giving a talk about Sleep Tips and Techniques to Get You Through the Year. We’ll be serving dinner beforehand (at 7PM) and the program will begin at 7:30 PM. 

Welcome Breakfast for Edgerton Residents
When: Thursday, 9/20, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Edgerton House Large Lounge
Description: Hot and Cold Comfy breakfast! Come meet the Edgerton House Staff!

External Events

Taste of Bangladesh
When: Sep 18 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Morss Hall
Contact: gsc-ac@mit.edu

  • Bangladeshi cuisine and music
  • People that bring their own plates and utensils will be in express lane
  • Volunteers can skip the line and eat first
  • Volunteers please come at 5:30pm and sign up here: http://signup.mit.edu/1284783790
  • Sponsored by Alumni Association, GradRat and GSC

SIAM-ACSES Coffee Hour
When: Wednesday, Sept 19, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
Where: 1-114 (MIT MechE Lounge)
Description: Join us for our first ever joint SIAM and ACSES coffee hour! This is an opportunity to meet fellow computational and applied math enthusiasts as well as find out more about what we are planning to do in the coming semester.

MIT Grad Student Networking Event with Employer
When: Friday, September 21st, 7 pm-9 pm
Where: Stratton Student Center (W20) 3rd floor Mezzanine Lounge. 
Description: Are you interested in learning about careers outside academia?  Looking for companies interested in hiring graduate students?  Hate that the Career Fair is so crowded? Come to the GSC’s new networking event at the end of Career Week! If you are interested in attending, please register now to reserve a spot on Eventbrite and help us plan for food.

When: Sunday evenings, 8:15-9:15pm
Where: Edgerton House, Large Lounge
Description: Do you miss singing in High School or College? Come sing with the MIT Grad Student Choir. Music includes Classical selections, plus folk songs, spirituals, and much more! No audition is required, but choral singing experience is helpful! Questions? Contact Pamela Mindell at pmindell5@gmail.com. Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 23rd

External Announcements

Science Policy Initiative Executive Visit Days
Description: Join other MIT students and researchers for this year’s Executive Visit Days, coordinated by the Science Policy Initiative! We will spend three days in Washington, DC meeting with executive agencies and discussing science and technology policy issues. This is a great opportunity to learn about impactful career paths for scientists and engineers in the federal government. The trip will take place from October 28 to October 31. Hotels and travel costs up to $200 will be covered. Find more information and apply by Friday, September 21 at 5 pm at https://mitspi.squarespace.com/exvd/.

Funds for graduate community building! We fund numerous events/programs that enhance graduate community at MIT. The Graduate Student Life Grants program is a request-for-proposal process inviting graduate students, spouses, faculty, and staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding. More details and the application can be found here: https://oge.mit.edu/community/gslg/ The application deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018. Please contact us with any questions: gslg@mit.edu

General Edgerton Anno Newsletter

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Free CPR training and dinner

Project HeartSafe at MIT, a sub-group of MIT Emergency Medical Services dedicated to promoting CPR training campus-wide to reduce the incidence of preventable death due to cardiac arrest, held a CPR training event in Edgerton House on Monday November 20th. They covered when to give CPR, how to give high quality CPR, how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and how to recognize the signs of a stroke. The students greatly enjoyed the free dinner and the possibly life saving information. For more information contact them at heartsafe@ems.mit.edu. A special thanks to Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi and Anjali Misra the MIT EMS HeartSafe Co-Officers and local Edgerton resident and EMT Lawrence Wong.

Edgerton House 25th Anniversary Gala

The Edgerton House Association would like to cordially and enthusiastically invite all MIT graduate students to join us next Thursday (May 26) at the MIT Museum for an evening of much food (and drink 🙂 ), cool giveaways, and great merriment all around — we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Edgerton House’s existence, as well as the incredible work of Doc Edgerton himself. The event will also feature three very neat talks:
“History of Edgerton House”
O. Robert Simha, Director of Planning for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1960 to 2000
“Stories of Working with Doc Edgerton”
J. Kim Vandiver, Ph.D., worked with Doc Edgerton in the 1970s as a student in “Strobe Project Lab”
“Doc Edgerton’s Images of Discovery”
Deborah Douglas, Ph.D., Director of MIT Museum
Tickets are free but limited — register for the event here.
This event has been awesomely supported by the GSC Funding Board, OneMIT, ASA LEF, and the MIT Division for Student Life.