DUE News - 2016

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  • 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.

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

  • As a part of MIT’s Open House celebrating 100 years in Cambridge, Student Disabilities Services (SDS) and the Assistive Technology Information Center (ATIC) united to showcase technology used by MIT students with disabilities. A panel of five current and past students with varying barriers to access shared how they have overcome adversity through the use of technology and disability services.

    Included in the panel was graduate student David Hayden, who developed and uses technology to help students with low vision. His device mounts on a desk and is used to enlarge classroom whiteboards and project the image onto students’ laptop screens for easier note-taking, allowing them to control the size, contrast, and other visual features of the image. Many students with visual disabilities at MIT and beyond currently benefit from this technology.

    Another student panelist was alumnus Ian Smith, who spoke about his journey here at MIT with regard to his hearing loss...

  • 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:

  • DUE welcomed a number of new employees between April 1 and June 30, 2016. Congratulations to all!

  • The following DUE staff were promoted during the 2015-16 year. Congratulations!

    Admissions Office

    Tameika Butler
    Jessica Ch’ng
    Kristine Guay
    Holly Hinman    
    Chris Peterson
    Stu Schmill
    Tiffany Velez


    Melissa Mangino

    Global Education and Career Development

    Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan
    Meredith Pepin
    Sara Stratton
    Lily Zhang

    Office of Minority Education

    Deolinda Branch
    Somiya Kalloo

  • Editor's Note: This spring, as part of a new course offered by Concourse and the history department, students built a handset printing press. The following article about this hands-on class appeared in the SHASS news.

    A group of MIT students briefly put away their cell phones this spring to concentrate on a much older information storage and retrieval device: the book. 

  • On May 11, the First Generation Program (FGP) held a recognition ceremony to celebrate MIT seniors who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Students came together with a handful of first generation MIT faculty to connect one last time before the end of the semester, and to celebrate their achievements.First Generation Program reception for graduating seniors

  • Editors Note: In May, a group of Army ROTC cadets participated in the "Crossing the Charles" event in a flotilla of five canoes. Former cadet Alyssa Pybus '16, now a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, chronicled the experience for DUE News.

    MIT Army ROTC Crossing the Charles eventOn May 7, 2016, a group of highly motivated cadets from MIT’s Army ROTC program conducted Operation Meuse. The rest of MIT simply referred to this event as “Crossing the Charles,” part of the celebration of MIT’s move from Boston to Cambridge 100 years ago. But Army cadets like to use our own unique lingo. The name Operation Meuse refers to a famous river crossing from WWII by German engineers, one that is frequently studied and analyzed by military scholars and cadets. In another nod to the engineering culture of MIT, we called ourselves Team “Essayons,” the motto of the U.S. Army Engineers. As a disclaimer, I chose the team and operation name as a future Army Engineer myself, and the other cadets may not be fully aware that I’m trying to subconsciously recruit them into the Engineering branch.

    MIT Army ROTC Crossing the Charles eventParticipating in MIT’s centennial celebration in was an honor and a privilege. It was made extra special by the fact that this year, on June 3, Army ROTC celebrated its own 100-year anniversary. In fact, our program at MIT is often asserted to be the first in the nation. Many people don’t know this, but military instruction at MIT dates all the way back to the school’s first classes in 1865. Because MIT was established under the Land Grant Act of 1862, all first and second year students were required to be a part of the MIT Cadet Battalion and take part in an hour and a half of military instruction per week...

  • Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming recognizes the accomplishments of the freshmen class. This year, six members of the Class of 2019 were acknowledged for their contributions to MIT.