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  • It’s been a busy and productive spring semester for the students of the Department of Military Science. MIT Army ROTC Cadets participated in the 2017 Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) April 7-9 with Northeastern and Boston University ROTC programs, following six months of collaborative planning by the senior classes.

  • Lee PerlmanExperimental Study Group (ESG) Instructor Lee Perlman has received a $50,000 grant from the Alumni Class Fund for his Initiative for Socially Engaged Academics, through which he and other MIT staff teach classes that combine students from MIT with students in prisonThe courses have been piloted through ESG and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and are offered in colla

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    5th Annual Careers Across MIT

    The 5th Annual Careers Across MIT event will take place on May 4, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm at Morss Hall (in Walker Memorial). This career exploration event is a great way to learn more about the types of work taking place at MIT—whether you’re looking for your next opportunity now or seeking to network with staff from across the Institute. You can also speak to representatives who offer various professional development opportunities to MIT employees.

  • Jocelyn Heywood, assistant director of education loan collection in Student Financial Services (SFS), has been on the front lines of recent efforts to extend the Perkins Loan Program, the nation’s oldest student loan program. This winter, Heywood has been busy advocating for a bipartisan bill, called the Perkins Loan Extension Act, that would extend the program for two years. The additional time will ensure students have continued access to the program until Congress determines the future of all Title IV programs during consideration of the Higher Education Act.

  • Campus Preview Weekend (CPW), April 6-9, was a resounding success, thanks to everyone in DUE who helped make it happen! The Admissions office has heard from many enthusiastic students since the weekend. “Thank you for organizing such an incredible MIT experience during CPW," said one prospective student. "I had a fantastic time, and it made every single hour of my 13-hour flight worth it!” Another attendee learned how to ride a bike (and a pony) for the first time.

    Click on the photo below to view the CPW 2017 Highlights photo album!

  • Kudos to DUE's very own Kimberly Benard, assistant director of distinguished fellowships and academic excellence in UAAP, who was recognized as an Outstanding Contributor at the 2017 Excellence Awards in March!

  • The UAAP has a brand new website that unifies content for all programs and services under one robust design. Primacy Digital Services—the design firm also responsible for the recent redesign of the Division of Student Life (DSL) website—is the company behind the UAAP’s new look.

    The site comes after much refining of content and navigation, based on student and other constituent feedback. With input from DSL communications colleagues, UAAP staff and the Primacy consultants ultimately delivered a compelling product that offers a more cohesive user experience and streamlines access to important information and services.

    screenshot of UAAP homepage

    Our new site highlights the diverse programming that UAAP offers while showcasing the individuality of our students and programs. The unified design, clear navigation structure, and streamlined menus are set in a responsive layout compatible with all platforms, ensuring that users can navigate among UAAP’s various services with ease on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices.

    The enhanced site menu provides easy access to all UAAP services and programs, including...

  • Students recognized for inventive solutions to challenges in health care, transportation, food and agriculture, and consumer devices.

  • Faculty and students share their perspectives on the value of undergraduate research at “Pushing Boundaries” event.

    Question: What does building a 15th-century printing press have in common with using DNA to encode genetic memory in a cell?                                    

  • “We really want to make something fun and get it to people fast," says senior Gabe Alba.

    With graduation on the horizon, MIT students Gabe Alba and Victoria Gregory have work to do. They have a promising idea, a series of prototypes, and if all goes according to plan, a trendy product that will satisfy a coffee drinker's desire.

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