Random Acts of Kindness Week 2023

Categories: Events, Faculty, Postdocs, Staff, Students

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is a time dedicated to connecting members of the MIT community through small acts of kindness.

RAK Week is a time dedicated to connecting members of the MIT community through small acts of kindness. We hope to not only encourage people to connect with each other, but also to connect with support resources on campus. RAK Week is a fun, light-hearted week meant to encourage us to support one another, because MIT is not a place one can handle alone.

Check out the agenda below for information on the Department of Chemistry-sponsored RAK Week events open to all Chemistry staff, faculty, and students. All members of the department are encouraged to participate in this highly spirited and enjoyable event!

Monday, March 13, 2023 – RAK Week Tech Cash Cards

Stop by the Chem Ed office (6-205)  beginning at 9AM on Monday, March 13 while supplies last to pick up a $10 Tech Cash card with which to do something nice for another person.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 –  Pi Day

Swing by a pie station in the Chem Ed office (6-205) from 10AM-12:30PM to pick up individual pie-themed treats to celebrate Pi Day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Chemistry Wall of Kindness

Visit the Chemistry Kindness Wall outside of 6-205 from 10AM – 4PM on Wednesday, March 15 to leave an uplifting note on the bulletin board. Writing supplies will be provided, just bring your own positivity!

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – Succulents

Beginning at 10AM while supplies last, come to Chemistry Headquarters (18-393) or the Chemistry Education Office (6-205) and pick up a miniature potted succulent to give to someone to brighten their day and desk area.

Friday, March 17, 2023 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Come to the Chem Ed office (6-205) from 10AM – 12PM to pick up some lucky treats to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

RAK Week is also a great opportunity to nominate your fellow Department of Chemistry members for other recognition awards, at both the School of Science and Institute levels.

School of Science Spot Award

Spot Awards are intended to acknowledge and demonstrate appreciation and recognition for the exceptional contributions of individuals and teams, large or small. The monetary value of these awards is relatively small, but their value is immeasurable.  Nominations can be made at any time and award-winners will receive a token of your appreciation soon after. Visit the School of Science website, and submit a nomination today!

MIT Awards

The MIT Awards Convocation honors MIT students, faculty, staff, and community members who have made outstanding contributions to the shared life of the Institute. The awards recognize many of the qualities we hold dear at MIT: excellence in academics and teaching, public service, community building, achievements in the arts and athletics, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Though the venue has been moved from Killian Court to 10-250 to the Samberg Center today, the spirit has remained the same. Nominations for the 2023 Awards Convocation are now open! The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, March 23, 2023Submit a nomination at the MIT Awards website before it’s too late!