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IAP 2009 Activities by Sponsor

Graduate Student Council

Cook yourself a Bangladeshi Lunch
Bangladeshi Students' Association
Sat Jan 24, 11am-02:00pm, West Gate Lounge

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 18-Jan-2009
Single session event
Prereq: None

Come cook a full course traditional Bangladeshi meal with MIT-Bangladeshi Studentsí Association. We will have demonstrations of how to cook the food, raw ingredients to make your own, and pre-cooked samples for inspiration. Things that will be taught: Sheek Kabab, Murgh Polao (Chicken Biriyani), Chingri bhorta (Shrimp), Kulfi (ice-cream) and many more.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/bangladesh/www/
Contact: Sarwar Hassan, (917) 669-6459, sarwar@Mit.edu
Cosponsor: Bangladeshi Students' Association

Extracting information from emails: developing a Interdisciplinary Lecture Calendar
YinChun Wang, Paul Monasterio
Schedule: TBD
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Prereq: information processing interest; web programming experience

This is a project oriented class/competition, where you will be working with your fellow classmates to develop algorithms for a project with tremendous impact to the MIT community. You will develop technology to extract specific information from emails and compile it into a web interface (Interdisciplinary Lecture Calendar). Emails will be coming from MIT mailing lists in different formats making the problem a challenge in algorithm design and machine learning which is currently studied by firms such as Google. The technology you develop will be used to provide a centralized and comprehensive interface to all academia related events at the Institute which we expect will be become an ubiquitous tool for students, faculty, and staff in the years to come. There will be prizes of $500 for the top contestant and $250 for the runner-up.
Contact: GSC Academics, Research, and Careers Committee, 50-220, gsc-arc@mit.edu

Graduate Alumni/Graduate Student Mixer
Alex Evans, Katie Maloney
Thu Jan 29, 07-09:00pm, 32-407 (R&D Pub)

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Join the GSC and Alumni Association for a special night of mixing, mingling and networking of graduate students and graduate alumni in at the R&D Pub (the 4th floor of Stata Center). Free appetizers. Cash Bar.
Web: http://gsc.mit.edu/index.php/committees/tf-community-engagement
Contact: Alex Evans, 54-220, (617) 253-2195, gsc-atf@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Alumni Association

Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) Information Session for Graduate Students
MIT Alumni Association & GSC Community Engagement Task Force
Thu Jan 29, 06-06:45pm, R&D Common 32-4th fl

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

The Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) connects MIT alumni with each other & students to facilitate career strategies, gather quality advice, & open up important networking connections. More than 3,000 alumni across an array of fields have offered to share their wealth of experience as advisors. Connect by telephone, e-mail, or in personal meetings.

Grad Students: Come to learn more about ICAN. See how you can identify an advisor & meet local graduate alumni who are in ICAN.

Graduate Alumni: Connect in person with graduate students to offer advice & assistance on research, industry & career questions.

After the info session, everyone is invited to the R&D Pub (also on the 4th floor of Stata Center). Free appetizers. Cash Bar.

Register online so we can tailor the session to your questions & interests.
Web: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vm?eventID=28664&groupID=194
Contact: Katie Maloney, W98, 2nd Fl, x2-3372, kcasey@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Alumni Association

LEGS 101: Leadership Evolution for Graduate Students - Event Planning, How to Make it Happen
Alicia Erwin, Kevin McComber
Thu Jan 15, 06-08:00pm, W20-306, Twenty Chimneys

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 15-Jan-2009
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Events donít plan themselves, unfortunately. This workshop focuses on the necessary steps when as a graduate student you choose to organize an event for your student group, department, or dorm. Learn about the tricks to planning a successful event as well as the common pitfalls. The workshop will include numerous experience-based suggestions, rules of thumb, and data. Food provided.
Contact: Jason McKnight, W20-549, x3-1392, jrmac@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Student Activities Office

LEGS 102: Leadership Evolution for Graduate Students - Organizational Communication, How to Say It
Jason McKnight, Vivek Sakhrani
Wed Jan 21, 06-08:00pm, W20-306, Twenty Chimneys

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 21-Jan-2009
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Do they get it or is everyone confused? Learn how to communicate effectively both within and outside your organization. Discover ways to strategize and shape your organization towards success. What is the best method of communication for you and your organization? Come and find out. Food provided.
Contact: Jason McKnight, W20-549, x3-1392, jrmac@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Residential Life Programs

LEGS 103: Leadership Evolution for Graduate Students - Funds Acquisition & Budget Planning - Show Me the Money!
Jed Wartman, Nan Gu
Tue Jan 27, 06-08:00pm, W20-306, Twenty Chimneys

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 27-Jan-2009
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Have a great idea but need funding? This workshop can help. Come and learn about the various event funding opportunities for graduate students and the ways to get those funds. This workshop will explore proposal writing, budgeting, and more. Food provided.
Contact: Jason McKnight, W20-549, x3-1392, jrmac@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Student Development


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