DUE News - 2016

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  • Initiated and led by students, MakerWorks fosters making with strong engineering focus.

    If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of course making is the cornerstone of the space; not “fun” or “cool,” although according to members it’s both of those things; not even “prototyping,” despite the fact that a majority of students use it for that.

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    A hearty congratulations to our 2016 Infinite Mile Award winners!
     

    Individual Recipients and Category

    Customer Service
    James Blessing, Admissions

    Communication & Collaboration
    Leslie Bottari, UAAP
    Linda Rabieh, Concourse

    Community
    Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan, GECD

    Innovation & Creativity
    Jona Repishi, D-Lab

    Leadership
    Brenna Heintz, Admissions

  • Each year, UAAP recognizes one outstanding and extraordinary associate advisor among 200 students that participate in the Associate Advisor Program. The number of nominations is a testament to how much both faculty and students value and are committed to freshman advising.

    Rebecca Gallivan, Junior in Materials Science and Engineering
    Associate Advisor for Professor Ezra Glenn, Urban Studies and Planning

  • UROP Mentor Awards

    The UAAP solicits nominations every year from students for the UROP Mentor of the Year Awards. An award is presented to one MIT faculty member and one graduate student/non- faculty UROP supervisor who have demonstrated exceptional mentorship and teaching in a research setting.

    UROP students submitted many nominations this year, making the selection highly competitive. This year’s Outstanding UROP Mentor Award recipients are:

  • Relationships with faculty are critical in not only advising and guiding students, but helping them think through their academic plans, such as pursuing internships and global experiences, engaging in UROP, and contemplating future plans for graduate school or professional work. This year, the UAAP recognized seven extraordinary advisors in the following distinct categories:

  • On June 3, 2016, the MIT ROTC units revived a proud tradition by conducting the commissioning ceremony onboard the USS Constitution. The oldest commissioned warship in the US Navy, Constitution and her crew were gracious guests. Gifted with gorgeous weather, family, friends, and alumni joined the Institute’s newest commissioned military officers, Ensign Grace Cassidy, Second Lieutenant Matthew Deyo, Second Lieutenant Daniel Getty, Ensign Vincent Kindfuller, Second Lieutenant Alyssa Pybus, and Ensign Carolena Ruprecht, to celebrate their assumption of duty.

  • UAAP is pleased to announce the selection of three distinguished MIT faculty for the 2016 Institute Convocation awards:

  • GECD photo contest 2016Global Education holds an annual photo contest to both promote global awareness on campus and to celebrate students’ global experiences.

  • Each year, GECD organizes data from two graduating student surveys into public reports.The data, which is now available on GECD's website, lends insight into what students do after graduation and during their summers. The surveys consist of the Graduating Student Survey, sent to undergraduate and master’s graduates, and the Earned Doctorate Survey, which polls graduate students completing PhDs.

  • Awards honor faculty and instructors who have effectively leveraged digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT.

    This year marks the launch of the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Awards. Co-sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), the Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE), the student-nominated awards recognize faculty and instructors who have effectively leveraged digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT. The winners are:

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