Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. TheMIT Department of Chemistryis taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The Chemistry Education Office staff is responsible for administering the educational programs in the Department of Chemistry. Students can find answers to many questions about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the department website, and they are encouraged to stop by and see the staff in the office located in 6-205.
The student-run outreach programs in the Department of Chemistry aim to bring the excitement of chemical sciences to the community through lively demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. Graduate students visit science classes in high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area with a view to demystifying chemistry through hands-on experiments. ClubChem, an undergraduate chemistry organization, conducts Chemistry Magic Shows for elementary schools and youth programs in the Greater Boston area.
Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
APPLICATIONS WANTED: The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund
MIT | MindHandHeart Initiative
September 28, 2017
The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund is offering grants of up to $10,000 to students, faculty, and staff members. This year, our Fund is looking to support projects that build community in academic departments at MIT— in addition to funding projects that make MIT a more healthy and welcoming place.
The Innovation Fund seeks to leverage the enthusiasm and problem-solving skills of the MIT community to find new and inventive ways of increasing awareness about mental health, building communities of support, and promoting life skills— all of which have been shown by the Jed Campus Program to enhance student wellbeing and reduce risk on college campuses. The Fund offers grants of up to $10,000 to invest in cutting-edge ideas and grassroots solutions developed right here by our faculty, students, and staff.
MindHandHeart is accepting applications for project proposals from October 2-31, and hosting info sessions on the following dates:
October 11th 12:30-1:30; 5-232 October 24th 12:30-1:30; 5-135
If there are any questions about the Fund, or if you would like to discuss an idea with a member of the MindHandHeart Initiative, please contact Maisie O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notable accomplishments from the past two years include:
40 Innovation Fund projects funded out of 110 applications in five cycles.
Over $130,000 awarded to make MIT a more healthy and welcoming place.
18 Innovation Fund projects funded in AY16-17.
11 projects are already self-sustaining and have found a permanent home on campus.
53% of projects spearheaded by MIT students.
178 events supported by the Innovation Fund with over 3,500 participants.
Examples of Innovation Fund projects:
MIT Connect, a digital platform connecting like-minded members of the MIT community for lunch.
You Belong @ MIT, a Teaching and Learning Lab initiative fostering academic belonging in the classroom and academic departments.