This week, MIT news features Ariel Anders, a PhD student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), who recently implemented her MindHandHeart Innovation Fund grant to put light-therapy boxes in public locations on campus. Anders applied for the grant after treating her own Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The GSC has just launched a new individual grant opportunity for graduate students in all departments and schools at MIT. A student may be awarded up to $200 to cover registration costs for a professional development event outside their main academic or research field. See more information here, with an application at the bottom of the website. The first application deadline had been scheduled for August 1, but has been extended one week to August 8.
More than 600 MIT faculty, staff, and students, undergrad and grad, attended the open dialog convened by MIT President L. Rafael Reif in the wake of recent tragedies.
Letters from Grad School is a new project run by and for grad students that seeks to capture the diversity of the graduate school experience. The project organizers are looking for current and former grad students who want to write about their experience, They ask for "your story, in your own voice," with rolling submissions opened in June of 2016.
In a letter to the MIT Community, titled "What Are We to Do?," President Reif announced, A Community Dialogue Responding to Recent Tragedies will convene Wednesday, July 13, at 11:45 am - 1:30 pm in Student Center (W20), Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor).