The digits of π begin with 3.14… and if you’re reading this, you can probably name the next 50 as well. This March 14th, (3/14), EECS GSA hosted a Pi Day celebration featuring over 20 pies from local favorite Petsi Pies. Timeless favorites like Apple, Pumpkin, Banana Cream, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan were served, as well as gluten-free and vegan choices. After an initial rush in which students maneuvered to get a slice of their favorite pie, the delectable desserts where quickly consumed.
It’s not far into the semester, but we still thought you might be in need of chocolate. The EECS GSA is organizing a tour of the Taza Chocolate factory store on February 20, 2018. Yes, there will be sample tastings!
Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/GKzPoNTazw8T1Pmy2 if you want to come. Space is limited so make sure you can attend before signing up. (Filling out the form does not guarantee you a spot.)
For further questions, email Farnaz Jahanbakhsh, VP of Student Life.
We will hold elections on
Wednesday 12/6/2017, 7:00 – 8:30PM
32-D463 (Star Conference Room)
Head over to the elections page for more information about how to get involved!
Enjoy an informal evening conversing with MIT’s own Prof. Dina Katabi as part of the EECS GSA’s ongoing Faculty Dinner Series. Food will be served at the event. Spots are limited! Please RSVP here.
Date: Thursday, October 27*
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: 32D-463 (Star)
Are you currently writing your masters/PhD thesis? Or thinking about it, but don’t know where to start? The EECS GSA presents a Graduate Thesis Panel to guide you in writing first-rate masters’ and doctoral theses.
- A talk by Prof. Leslie Kolodziejski about thesis requirements
- A panel of graduate students with thesis writing experience
- Dinner will be served
When: Monday, April 25 @ 530PM
Where: Grier Room A (34-401A)
Thank you to everyone who made it to our faculty dinner with Scott Aaronson! Here are some photos from the event:
Enjoy an informal evening conversing with MIT’s own Scott Aaronson as part of the EECS GSA’s ongoing Faculty Dinner Series. Food will be served at the event. Spots are limited! Please RSVP here.
When: Wednesday, March 16 6PM-7PM
Where: Stata Center Star Room (32D-463)
*EECS GSA Elections*
*Wednesday 12/2, 6:00 – 7:30PM*
*32-G449 (Kiva Room)*
Nominations for elected officer positions in the EECS Graduate Student Association (GSA) for 2016 are now open! Joining the EECS GSA leadership team is a great way to give back to the graduate community and plan fun events with your friends. We are seeking nominations for the following positions:
Vice President of Academics and Diversity
Vice President of Orientation
Vice President of Student Life
Vice President of Publications
A description of these positions is available here. Please submit nominations by email to email@example.com. Nominations will be open until Tuesday 12/1 at 11:59 PM. All MIT EECS graduate students, including MEng students, are eligible to nominate or be nominated. To secure a nomination, you must be nominated by at least two EECS graduate students; self-nominations are encouraged. Candidates will be asked to submit a short personal statement to be posted on the GSA website prior to the elections.
Feel free to contact the current executive team with questions about officer positions, nominations, or the electoral process.
The GSA will be running orientation events between August 30 and September 7. During orientation, the new EECS graduate students mingle with other students from the department.
Welcome Dessert Social – Sunday, August 30
8:00pm to 9:00pm, 8th Floor lobby of Building 36
Welcome to Cambridge! The GSA would like to kick things off with a pie and ice cream social. This is an informal event, for you to mix and mingle with GSA members before you start the official orientation events the next morning.
Pizza-Making Challenge – Monday, August 31
6:00pm to 9:00pm, The Warehouse Graduate Residence, Colbert Room
In this event, you are going to collaborate with your new EECS classmates to build the nicest looking and tasting pizza! Engineer the perfect pizza, using a rich assortment of ingredients, and try whatever others prepare. Both main course and dessert pizzas are more than welcome.
EECS Information Session (Strongly recommended for new students) – Wednesday, September 2
9:00 am to 2:30 pm, Grier (34-401)
This EECS graduate student information session is very important. Faculty, administrators and fellow grad students will present important details about coursework requirements, research, and resources in our department. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Frisbee and Frozen Yogurt Social – Thursday, September 3
3:00 pm, Stata Lawn
Come enjoy free frozen yogurt on the Stata Lawn and Amphitheater with the GSA and current EECS graduate students! We will have plenty of frozen yogurt and plenty of toppings for you to design your own delicious creation!
The Insiders’ Guide to MIT EECS: Working toward a PhD with joy – Friday, September 4
12:30 pm to 2 pm, 3rd Floor lobby of Building 34
Come meet the current EECS students who will share their journey toward getting a PhD. Ask any questions you might still have about grad life or the degree requirements, e.g. the TQE, RQE, etc. Meet various student groups as well as staff from MIT Libraries. Lunch will be provided.
Game Night – Friday, September 4
8:00pm to 10:00pm, Kiva Room (32-G449)
Come play some fun games and meet new people. We will have board games, and some other fun games! This is a great chance to meet some of the other new students, and relax after the information overload of the orientation week.
Constitution Beach Outing – Saturday, September 5
11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Meet outside Building 34
This event is also highly recommended, because it is so incredibly fun. The GSA hosts this annual retreat, and we’ll be travelling to Constitution Beach, MA for a fun day of frivolity, possibly including beach volleyball, board games, sandcastle competition, and many other recreational activities, as well as a great lunch!
There is a RAIN PLAN for this event: We will start off with food around MIT and then make the trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s Fenway district.
Capture The Flag – Monday, September 7
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Stata Lawn
Come play a capture the flag game with many of the EECS students. Run around campus as fast as you can, or just use your engineering skills to win this one.
Last Friday’s mixer was not just spanning across departments but even across universities. We had people attend from Materials Science, Sloan Business School, Harvard Law School as well as students from CSAIL and EECS. Thank you all for coming out, it was a ton fun.
We all learned a lot from the Graduate Thesis Panel today. Thank you to Janet, Leslie, Alicia, Steven and all our panelists!
We had a blast making new friends from the chemistry department! Thank you all for coming and hope to see you again in future mixers! Stay tuned for more events coming up this month.
On behalf of the GSA team, I hope you enjoy the Pi Day of the century (and eat some delicious pie!).
The MIT EECS visit days was a huge success. Thank you all for coming and making it so awesome!
Hope you had a great time. We enjoyed meeting you all and are looking forward to seeing you again in the Orientation in August!
— Orhan on behalf of the EECS GSA executive team
Welcome to the redesigned EECS GSA website!
We have redesigned and simplified the website to focus on our activities. You will find information about past, current and future events in the Events and Blog sections. We will also be running polls to serve the GSA community better.
There will be more developments to come over time, so stay tuned!
Orhan on behalf of the EECS GSA executive team