Mentoring Program KickOff
Wednesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:00-7:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
Join us for the kickoff of our MEGAWomen Mentoring Program! This is a great opportunity for MEGAmentors to meet their undergraduate MEGAmentees over dinner. We hope to see you all there!
MakerWorks and MEGAWomen Fab. Friday
Friday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00-6:00PM - MakerWorks (35-122)
This Friday MakerWorks will be hosting a women only night for mechanical engineering grads and undergrads! This is a great opportunity to mingle with friends, learn more about the brand new maker space at MIT, and for those of you participating in the mentorship program, come meet your mentees! Free food and beverages from Cosi will be provided!
October Tea Social
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
You are cordially invited to the MEGAWomen October Tea Social. Join us for tea, snacks, and some great company with your fellow MechE peers! Please invite any female postdocs and faculty members in the department as well. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:00-8:00PM - Eastgate Penthouse (E55)
Join the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association of Women for a Fall Welcome Reception in the Eastgate Penthouse (home to gorgeous sunset views over the Charles River). Appetizers, sandwiches, sweets, and "crushed grapes" will be served.
Wine & Cheese Graduate Reception
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 - 5:00-7:00PM - MechE Commons (1-114)
You are cordially invited to the MEGAWomen Wine & Cheese celebration to honor the graduating women of the MechE department.
What: MEGAWomen Wine & Cheese
When: Tuesday, June 2nd, 5-7PM
Where: MechE Commons (1-114)
There will be a great selection of wines and light dinner refreshments. Alcohol will be served only to + 21 carrying a valid ID. Don't forget to bring a valid 21+ ID as a proof of age. There will be non-alcoholic beverages as well. Semi-formal attire is encouraged.
Please RSVP by Sunday, May 31, 2015 at: http://bit.ly/MWwinecheese2015.
"How to get the most out of your internship" Panel
Friday, May 15th, 2015 - 2:30-3:30PM - Room 5-314
Have you been interested in industry but haven’t had the chance to do a summer internship? Do you have a summer internship or industry experience coming up? Well, MEGAWomen would like to help you answer these questions and more at our panel titled “How to get the most out industry and your summer internship.”
The panel will feature three MEGAWomen who have had extensive summer internship experience during their undergraduate and graduate careers in mechanical engineering sharing their insight and answering any and all questions you might have! Feel free to invite any undergraduates who may also be interested in this event.
What: “How to get the most out of industry and your summer internship” Panel
When: May 15, 2015, 2:30-3:30PM
Where: Room 5-134
Light refreshments will be served.
End of Semester Dinner
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - 7:00-9:00PM - Border Cafe (Harvard Square, 32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138)
MEGAWomen is excited to host our end-of-semester ladies outing to Border Cafe! Yay Margaritas and delicious tex-mex/cajun food!
The plan: Border Cafe in Harvard Square
When: Wednesday May 13
Feel free to invite mentors/female UROPs you have been mentoring! Please use the form to RSVP below (and pass along to your mentor to RSVP as well).
Faculty-Alumna Chat: Ellen Aruda
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - 5:15-6:15PM - Room 5-134
MEGAWomen is excited to host Professor Ellen Arruda from University of Michigan for a faculty-alumna chat. Prof. Arruda did her PhD here in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 under our former department chair Professor Mary Boyce studying the strain hardening of amorphous polymers.
We've invited her to come share her experiences while at MIT and offer any ideas and advice she has about life after graduate school. All graduate students in the department are welcome!
We'll have dinner available. Please bring any questions you have, or email the officers if you'd like us to ask them.
MEGAWomen Open House Breakfast
Thursday, March 5th & 12th, 2015 - 8:00-9:30AM - Cheney Room (3-310)
This week kicks off the first open house for newly admitted grad students! Every year, we try to host a women's event so that new students can meet us and ask any questions they have! We're hosting a delicious breakfast catered by Cafe Luna including breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and more!
Come have a delicious breakfast and recruit wonderful people to our department!
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:00-7:00PM - Voltage Coffee & Art (295 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142)
Welcome back to a snowy spring semester! In order to celebrate us, hang out, and start off a fun social semester we are putting together a Galentine's Day outing (inspired by the other great Leslie, Leslie Knope!). Galentine's Day, February 13 is about celebrating your lady friends! So we're getting together to do just that!
What: Happy Hour at Voltage (we'll get everyone a wine, beer, or coffee)
Where: Voltage Coffee in Kendall Square
When: Friday, Feb. 13, 5 pm (leave from lobby 7 at 4.45 or meet us there)
Who: MEGAWomen and lady friends from other departments (invite a friend from another dept)
End of Semester Dinner
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:30-8:00PM - Za Pizza (350 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142)
We are excited to announce that MEGAWomen will be holding its end of semseter dinner at: Za Pizza in Kendall Square, on Wednesday Dec. 10 at 6:30 pm (last day of classes!). MEGAmentees are invited as well! Meet in Lobby 7 at 6:10pm to walk over or just meet us there.
Industry Chat with Dr. Jeannie Falcon from National Instruments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:00-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
We are excited to host our first Industry Chat with Dr. Jeannie Falcon (PhD '94). She has most recently been working at National Instruments (2000 to present) as a chief product manager. Jeannie was one of the founding MEGAWomen while here from 1988-2004.
We're excited to have her talk about life in the department during the start of MEGAWomen, and also about about industry, navigating work culture, and developing mentors!
October Tea Social and Mentoring Program KickOff
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:30-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
Join us for our October Tea Social! Come and chat with other ME women over tea and delicious snacks. Please invite any female postdocs and faculty in the department as well! :)
This social will also be the KickOff of our Mentoring program so if you are a mentor this will be a great chance to meet your undergraduate mentees!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:00-8:00PM - Eastgate Penthouse (E55)
Join the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association of Women for a fall welcome reception in the Eastgate Penthouse (home to gorgeous sunset views over the Charles River). Appetizers, sandwiches, sweets, and "crushed grapes" will be served.
Iced Tea Social
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:30-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
Join us to enjoy this nice summer with the amazing company of your female peers. Come chat with your friends over iced tea and snacks. It will be a great break from studying!
Summer Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 5:00-6:30PM - Toscanini's (899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
To kick-off the summer, MEGAWomen is hosting a Toscanini's outing to grab some ice cream! Bring new grad students that are starting this summer or your UROPs! Meet at 4.45 pm in lobby 7 to walk over with Leah, or just meet us there.
Hope to see you there! Ice cream's on us. All are welcome!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:30-7:30PM - MechE Commons (1-114)
Join us to celebrate the end of the academic year! We will also be individually honoring the graduate women from the MechE department. There will be a great selection of wines and light dinner refreshments. Alcohol will be served only to 21+ carrying a valid ID. Don't forget to bring a valid 21+ ID as a proof of age. There will be non-alcoholic beverages as well.
We would be happy to have you and your +1 guest join us! This event is also open to men, so feel free to bring your significant others. Semi-formal attire encouraged!
End of Semester Dinner
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:00-8:00PM - Cambridge Brewing Company (1 Kendall Sq, Bldg 100, Cambridge, MA)
To celebrate the end of classes and the arrival of summer, we would like to invite you all to join us for dinner at Cambridge Brewing Company. We will have a group meet in lobby 7 to walk to the restaurant, or you can meet us there.
MEGAWomen will cover one food menu item (up to $20) per attendee (beer/additional snacks are on you).
Faculty talk with Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio
Friday, May 2, 2014
Chat: 5:00-5:30PM - 5-314,
Happy Hour: 5:30PM onward - The Muddy Charles
MEGA Women is excited to announce our first faculty chat. We will be hosting Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio for a chat and a happy hour at the Muddy Charles Pub on Friday May 2.
We'll have Professor Del Vecchio share with us her experience in research, career, and working as a women engineer in room 5-314. Following this 30 min informal get together, we'll be gathering at the Muddy Charles Pub for drinks and snacks. We will have non-alcoholic drinks as well! Please don't forget a government issued 21+ ID (driver's license, passport) to enter the Pub.
Industry Tea Social
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00-5:30PM - MechE Commons (1-114)
Megawomen will be hosting an Industry Tea Social with EECS this Friday April 4! This will be a chance for you to chat with Formlabs our industry sponsor, meet other graduate ladies from EECS, and also chat with MechE friends.
Formlabs was spun off from the MIT Media Lab in 2011 and develops high quality, low cost 3D printers that enables designers and engineers to create 3D forms with the touch of a button. If you are frustrated by how expensive and cumbersome a 3D printer can be and would love to work with a group of engineers to improve and redesign them, please join us for our Tea Social this Friday. If you aren't looking for a job, come anyways to learn more about Form Labs, play with their prototype, and of course eat delicious snacks, fruits, and desserts!
Feel free to bring your resume and business cards! :)
February Tea Social
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00-5:30PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
Lots of tea and delicious snacks! Come chat with other ME women, and discuss events for the spring semester! Please invite any female postdocs and faculty in the department as well!
End of Semester Dinner
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:00pm - Fuji at Kendall (300 3rd Street, Cambridge, MA 02142)
As the semester winds down, we would like to invite you all to join us for dinner at Fuji (http://www.fujiatkendall.com/)! Come meet us in Lobby 7 at 6:30pm, or meet us directly at Fuji from 7:00pm onwards.
November Tea Time
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:00-6:30PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
MEGAWomen Tea Time social for the month of November.
October Tea Time
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 4:00-6:30PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
You are cordially invited to MEGAWomen's first tea social next Friday! Come chat with your friends over assortments of tea, crackers, cheese, chocolate, and fruits! It will be a great break from studying!
Fall Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:30-7PM - Toscanini's (899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Come out and socialize with the ME ladies! Grab a scoop of Tosci's and kick back. Men are welcome to attend this event :) Come meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15 pm, or meet us directly at Toscanini's from 5:30 onwards.
Tuesay, September 10, 2013 - 4:00-6:00PM - MechE Commons (1-114)
A warm reception to welcome all the new women graduate students to the department and the MEGAWomen family! All MechE graduate women are invited. We will have delicious snacks and colorful drinks to enjoy the last bit of Boston summer! Hope to see you all!!
Wine and Cheese Graduation Reception
Tuesay, June 4, 2013 - 5:30-7:30PM - MechE Commons (1-114)
We will be bidding farewell to the amazing women graduating from our department. Semi-formal attire is encouraged but not required :-). Prof. Mary Boyce will be joining us and giving a short farewell address. Congratulations to those who are finishing up! We have special presents for all of you, so do stop by! Bring your significant others (this event is open to men)/friends.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 4:00-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
MEGAWomen Tea Time for the month of March. Ladies from the MechE Open House will be joining us for tea and cookies!
Open House Dinner
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 6:30-8:30PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
MEGAWomen is hosting an Open House Dinner for the ladies visiting and you all are welcomed to join! Please RSVP so we can get a head count for ordering food.
First Tea Social!
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:00-6:00PM - Cheney Room (3-310)
My copper kettle
and signals that
it is time for tea.
The fine china cups
are filled with the brew.
There's lemon and sugar
and sweet cream, too.
But, best of all
there's friendship, between you and me.
As we lovingly share
our afternoon tea!
End of Semester Dinner
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:00-9:00PM - Rangzen Tibetan Restaurant (24 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Join us for a nice relaxing dinner before the stress of finals week!
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:30-7:30PM - Toscanini's (899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139)
We will be gathering in lobby 7 at 5:30PM today (Nov 15th, 2012) and then walk to Toscanini's from there! Looking forward!