DUE Activites and Events - MIT 150th Open House



Under the Dome Logo

Saturday, April 30 from 11am to 4pm

MIT 150 Logo


DUE Headquarters - What is it like to be an MIT student?

Ever wondered what it was like to be a student at MIT? See the short video "The Evolving MIT Student" and then interact with a panel of MIT students as they share stories and answer questions from the audience.

Location - 4-163

Three sessions:
  1pm, 2pm, 3pm


Admissions - Information Session

Information session presented by MIT Admissions' Dean Stu Schmill. This session will cover the college admissions process in general, as well as include some specifics about MIT's undergraduate program and admissions process.

Location - W31 - Dupont Gym



Admissions - Open House

Information session presented by MIT Admissions' Dean Stu Schmill. This session will cover the college admissions process in general, as well as include some specifics about MIT's undergraduate program and admissions process.

Location - Admissions Reception Center 10-108



The Experimental Study Group - Workshops

Seminar on Cryptography
(Dr. Gabrielle Stoy, ESG Math Lecturer, former Mathematics Don at Oxford University)
Time: 1-1:30pm Location: 24-619

Seminar on A Taste of Electricity
(Sebastien Leon ‘14, Esther Jang ‘14, freshmen in ESG)
Time: 1:30-2pm Location: 24-618

Seminar on Chemistry of Sports
(Dr. Patricia Christie, Chemistry Lecturer,Triathlete)
Time: 2-2:30pm Location: 24-619

Workshop on Personal and Professional Presence on the InterWeb
(Graham Ramsay, ESG Program Coordinator, Professional Photographer)
Time: 2:30-3pm Location: 24-618

Between 1-3pm


The Experimental Study Group - Open House

Come meet ESG staff, students, and alumni and learn more about innovation in the MIT undergraduate curriculum, including ESG hands-on spring seminars. Talk to the authors of ESG’s recently published book A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life (Graham Ramsay & Dr. Holly Sweet) and participate in some exercises from the book.

Location: 24-612



Global Education and Career Development (GECD) - Open House

GECD will be on hand to answer your questions and provide an overview of how we prepare students through effective career planning programs and opportunities to go abroad, including research, internships, public service projects and study abroad. Also, learn about where MIT students work and study immediately after graduation. Find out how MIT is training the next generation of global leaders!

Location: 12-170



Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) -  Open House: Technology-Enabled Education at MIT

OEIT will showcase some of the ways MIT faculty, students and staff are using technology to advance teaching and learning at MIT, and beyond. Featured project demonstrations, interactive presentations, and on-site consultations will highlight ways to use technology for innovative pedagogy and engaging learning both in K -12 and higher education.

Location - 2-146



Office of Experiential Learning -  "Do-It" Tour by the Hobby Shop, Edgerton Center Student Shop, and D-Lab

Please join us for a tour of some spaces that support the vibrant "do-it" culture on campus, where you will be exposed to the learning-by-doing philosophy first hand. You will have a chance to work in the Hobby Shop, Edgerton Center Student Shop, and D-Lab on a project to make bamboo crayons, which we are developing as an income-generating project for our community partners in Ghana and India.

Location - Tours will meet in front of the Stratton Student Center (W20) at 1 pm and 2:30pm and are limited to 15 people. You can also feel free to just stop by the Hobby Shop (W31 basement) and D-Lab (E34 floor 1-2) to see some student projects and technology demonstrations from 1pm-4pm during the Open House.

Tours at 1pm and 2:30pm

Open House from 1-4pm



Office of Minority Education (OME) - A Visual Exhibit of the OME Programs Through the Years

A visual display of the programs – Interphase, Laureates and Leaders, Mentor Advocate Partnership – from 1970's to present.

Location: Room 4-107



Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP)
How Students with Disabilities Successfully Navigate a University Education

This informal presentation will provide a forum for parents and students to learn how students with disabilities access and succeed in a highly competitive university. Current MIT students will share their personal experiences, challenges, and successes. Assistive technology will also be demonstrated. Complementing this presentation will be the open house of MIT's Adaptive Technology Lab.

Location: N42 Demo Center



Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP)
Celebrating Discovery at MIT: An Undergraduate Research Poster Session

This poster session will showcase current UROP students conducting research in a diverse and interesting array of areas that potentially include engineering, cancer, energy, linguistics, humanities, social science, robotics, media studies, artificial intelligence, and others.

Location: W33-Rockwell Cage



Terrascope 2013: Reducing Atmospheric CO2 [sponsored by Dept of Civil Engineering]

This exhibit will show posters describing some of the student projects, which included building and testing a model of a geological carbon-sequestration site; developing less greenhouse-intensive forms of concrete; prototyping a new energy-storage mechanism for offshore windmills; designing a multiplayer game to teach players about control of atmospheric carbon; and creating an interactive museum about greenhouse gases and methods of mitigation.

Location: Room 1-134



Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) - Interactive Teaching Workshop

This workshop will demonstrate the use of interactive teaching and active learning methods in the classroom. Attendees will be invited to participle in problem solving activities, use personal response systems (“clicker”), and talk with the Teaching and Learning Laboratory staff about ways to better engage students in classroom learning situations.

This workshop is intended for higher education instructors, teaching assistants, and other educators interested in interactive teaching techniques.

Location: Room 2-143

Two sessions:
12-1pm and 2-3pm


The Edgerton Center - Stopping Time at the Edgerton Center

Visit Strobe Alley, home of Professor Harold Edgerton's Stroboscopic Light Laboratory. Operate the displays of levitating water drops. Have your photo taken as you pop a balloon (and see the balloon in mid-pop). Enjoy the exhibits of Edgerton's life and work. See how MIT is continuing his legacy of learning through doing.

Location: Building 4-4th Floor, Strobe Alley



The Edgerton Center - Student Club & Team Open House

Come visit the MIT Solar Car, Formula The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Racing, Electric Vehicle, Marine Robotics, and Robocup Soccer Teams as they build their projects for this year's competitions.From 12-4 the shop will be open for drop-in visits and mini-tours. Many teams will be present, actively working, and able to give tours, answer questions, and show off their works-in-progress.

Location: N51-137