Bangladeshi Students Association at MIT
Students’ Association is a close-knit community of students at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology who are enthusiastic about promoting and nurturing
Bangladeshi culture on campus. MIT BSA organizes several events every term
which cater to the social, intellectual and cultural aspects of our campus
community. We celebrate national, cultural, and religious events,
host notable Bangladeshi intellectuals for talks and discussions, and
put up cultural shows. We are also committed to the service of
the underprivileged and throughout the years have fundraised for important
causes like Cyclone Sidr and Save the Children. MIT BSA is unique in that it is
an equal mix of undergraduate and graduate students, and it serves as a platform
to unite the wider Bangladeshi population in the greater Boston area.
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Independence Day Movie Night
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In the News:
Bangladeshi Professionals Networking Day
MIT BSA and BDx jointly organized a networking day for Bangladeshi professionals in Boston area as well as across the US. Panels and round table discussions were held on various topics including healthcare, women's rights, technology, and business in Bangladesh and in the US.
M. Ehsan Hoque named to the 2016 TR35
MIT BSA alumnus Professor Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque has been named to the MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators under 35 for his research in designing computer systems that train people to excel in social settings. Learn more
Peace Procession & Memorial - July 2016
MIT, Harvard, and BU BSAs organized a peaceful demonstration and memorial service for the victims of recent terror attacks that have happened both domestically and abroad. Prothom Alo News Article.
Engineering Community Award 2016
Office of Multicultural Programs and Institute Community & Equity Committee MIT BSA the "Engineering Community Award" for their utmost commitment in engineering community on campus.
Social Initiatives Beyond Borders
MIT BSA hosted talks by pioneers of two social initiatives namely, "Kolpokoushol" and "Health on Wheels". Featured speakers were Prof. Ruhul Abid (Brown University Medical School), Prof. Rosemary B. Duda (Harvard Medical School), and Nazmus Saquib (MIT Media Lab).
Advancement of eHealth in Bangladesh
MIT BSA hosted Dr. Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Director General (Planning & Development) & Director, Management Information System (MIS) at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of Bangladesh. He gave a talk on "Advancement in National e-Health Platform in Bangladesh.
Organization of the Year Award 2015
Office of Multicultural Programs awarded MIT BSA the “"Organization of the Year”" award for setting an example in organizing successful events all around the year showcasing Bangladeshi heritage and culture, promoting linguistic diversity, providing leadership opportunities, and thus, creating a niche of its own among the active student groups at MIT.
Excellence in Programming Award 2014
Office of Multicultural Programs awarded MIT BSA the "“Excellence in Programming”" award for organizing International Mother Language Day, an event that has elements of multiculturalism and encourages a safe space for students to explore, understand, and learn more about an aspect of diversity.
MIT BSA on Prothom Alo
The "Excellence in Programming" award won by BSA was featured in a leading daily newspaper of Bangladesh, Prothom Alo on May 25, 2014. Link to the article.
BSA Event Featured in The Tech
On February 25, 2014, the International Mother language Day event by MIT-BSA was featured in The Tech, the oldest and largest campus newspaper at MIT since 1881. BSA hopes to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism at the MIT campus.