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Tenure Track Faculty Lunch Program

A new lunch meeting, specifically for junior faculty in the School of Science. The goal of these meetings is to introduce you to junior faculty in different departments and to provide a forum for discussion of important issues. At some meetings, relevant speakers will discuss key topics of particular interest to junior faculty.

Upcoming Meetings:





Fall 2012









February 7, 2008

Effective Teaching


April 17, 2008

Advising Students


June 2, 2008

Research Presentations by Dennis Kim and Lindy Elkins-Tanton


September 5, 2008

The Promotion Process


November 14, 2008

Research Presentations by Gabriella Sciolla and Carlos Lois


March 6, 2009

Managing Research and Everything Else


May 1, 2009

Research Presentations by Sarah O’Connor and Adam Burgasser


October 1, 2009

Research Presentation by Joe Formaggio


October 30, 2009

Research Presentations by Rebecca Saxe and Joshua Winn


November 20, 2009

MIT Benefits & Resources


February 26, 2010

Presentation by MIT Medical on Mental Health Awareness


May 14, 2010

Research Presentations by Bernd Surrow and Laurie Boyer


September 30, 2010

General Updates and Discussion on Harassment


November 19, 2010

Research Presentations by Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano and Aude Oliva


February 28, 2011

Discussion on current initiatives and events at MIT, including Vision 2030 and postdoctoral considerations


April 27, 2011

Research presentation by Elizabeth Nolan and thoughts as the academic year winds down


November 15, 2011

Discussion on Mentoring for you by you


December 8, 2011

Presentation by Jacqueline Lees, Professor of Biology and Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, on submitting competitive research proposals and Myriam Heiman, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, will discuss novel methodology to analyze gene expression in brain cells.


April 24, 2012

Research presentation by Nuh Gedik


June 4, 2012

Mircea Dinca, Professor of Chemistry, will present, “Tailoring Sponges for Energy Applications” and Jeff Gore, Professor of Physics, will discuss cooperating, cheating, and collapse in microbial populations.

Junior faculty lunches are held from 12-1:30 PM at the MIT Faculty Club, E52-6th floor unless otherwise noted.