To start off the new semester with refreshed energy, GSA organized a series of winter events for EECS students and their f&fs. Everyone had a blast getting back together after the long IAP. Here are the proofs!!!
Ice skating at the frog pond!
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat at TD Garden where Celtics heated us up by beating the Heat!
Pi Day (March 14th) has always been a special date to MIT. It is celebrated on March 14th because 3.14 are the first digits of the irrational number π. Every year MIT announces its admission results for the upcoming undergraduate class on this day. It is also MIT’s annual giving day, during which MIT students and alumni come together to support the institute to help expand educational resources to empower learners worldwide.
This year, as usual, the EECS GSA has thrown a “pie” party for fellow EECS graduate students to celebrate this event. 24 whole pies of different flavors were ordered from Petsi Pies were and Flour Bakery, with vegan and gluten-free options as well. A lot of students showed up at the event and enjoyed the delicious pies with friends at the 8th-floor cafe of RLE.
As MIT EECS graduate students begin to study for final exams, prepare course projects, submit research papers, and write up results in Masters and Doctoral theses, the EECS GSA has held several events to put students in the right mindset.
In March, EECS GSA and EECS REFS cohosted a wellness dinner for students to learn and discuss with each other how they tackle stress and stay fit while keeping up with the demands of research. Speakers included representatives from EECS GSA, EECS REFS, VPR, Physical Education, Community Wellness, and Title IX.
Then, we heard from Professor Vivienne Sze at the latest installation of our Faculty Dinner series. Professor Sze shared insights on her unique path to academia, the transition from an industry career to a faculty position, and her advice for graduate students to make the most of their training.
Then, as graduate student thesis writers rev their engines in advance of Institute deadlines for submitting theses, the EECS GSA held a Thesis Panel featuring Professor Leslie Kolodziejski, Graduate Officer of EECS and Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Phoebe Ayers, EECS Librarian. Though it may have been the 10th time we learned about the specific requirements for earning graduate degrees from the department, this was the time students truly felt the impending deadlines. As a reminder, you can check out a variety of department resources to help you write your thesis:
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!
Hello everyone! We’ve got a busy week ahead of us, filled with our very own GSA Elections, a distinguished panel of entrepreneurs, a dinner with Prof. Gregory Wornell, and some free alcohol (courtesy of the Chem-E department).
Vote for your new GSA representatives. Your vote matters! Brazilian food will be provided.
Visit the EECS GSA elections website for the latest info: http://eecsgsa.mit.edu/elections/. Feel free to contact us with questions about officer positions, nominations, or the electoral process.
When: Tuesday Nov 15 6PM-7:30PM
Where: 34-401 A (Grier A)
EECS GSA Entrepreneurship Panel
Do you know the different resources on campus to help you develop your start up ideas and entrepreneurship skills? Do you know that during IAP you could register for StartMIT, StartIAP or prepare your Sandbox application? Which program would better fit your interests and projects?
The MIT EECS graduate student association is holding an Entrepreneurship panel on Wednesday November 16th at 6:00 pm. Three panelist from StartMIT, the Martin Trust Center and the Sandbox program will shortly present their programs and answer your questions.
Chemical Engineering’s TG Committee and EECS’s GSA are teaming up to bring you a TGIF like the Stata Center has never seen before. Sign up now to reserve your slot for a fun afternoon of lots of beer, Venezuelan food, and meeting new people from MIT.
When: Friday, Nov 18 4PM-7PM
Where: 4th floor of the Stata Center
Signup: here (This sign-up list is for the 130 slots designated for EECS members; please only sign up if you are in EECS or in a lab that is EECS affiliated. 120 Chem-E’s are also expected)
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