Resource Fair raises awareness for members of the Chemistry Department

Categories: Events, Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students

Students, postdocs, faculty and staff gathered at this biennial event at which 31 departmental and institute-wide organizations hosted informational booths.

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the Department of Chemistry hosted its second Resource Fair, an event that gathered thirty departmental and institute-wide groups in Walker Memorial for an afternoon filled with information, prizes, and festive refreshments like seasonal beverages, pretzel bites with assorted sweet and savory sauces, popcorn, and pies.

A Biennial Event

Established in 2016, the Resource Fair is an opportunity for members of the Department of Chemistry to familiarize themselves with all of the resources that are available to them on campus. The 2018 event expanded to 31 organizations at the second event, up from 25 organizations in 2016. Students, postdocs, faculty and staff were welcomed to Walker Memorial, where they were given promotional tote bags, t-shirts, stickers, and magnets, all bearing the logos of the organizations participating in the fair.

Attendees also had the chance to enter a raffle for one of three Amazon gift cards, if they had their Resource Fair Passport signed by representatives from the various organizations. Spencer Brucks (Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiessling Group), Gino Occhialini (Graduate Student), and Nathan Faialaga (Graduate Student, Danheiser Group) were the lucky winners.

The Department is grateful to the following organizations for their participation in the event:

  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Career Advising and Professional Development
  • Chemistry Graduate Student Committee
  • Chem Ed Office
  • Chem HQ
  • Chem REFS
  • Chem Chat
  • Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (CADI)
  • ClubChem
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Institute Community & Equity Office
  • Latino Cultural Center
  • MindHandHeart Initiative
  • MIT International Service and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
  • MIT Alumni Infinite Connection
  • MIT Medical
  • MIT Ombuds Office
  • MIT Recreation
  • MIT Spouses & Partners Connect
  • MIT Venture Mentoring
  • Office of Graduate Education
  • Visiting Students Association (VISTA)
  • Violence Prevention and Response
  • Women in Chemistry (WIC)
  • Work Life Center
  • Writing and Communication Center