IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Open House
Do you care about a societal or environmental issue and want to do something about it? Then, join us at the IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Open House!
Come to the Student Venture Studio on the 4th Floor of MIT iHQ on Sept. 22 between 6-7 PM. All – undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff – are welcome. Dinner will be served!
A Little Dirt Never Hurt: Public Service and Leadership Open House
W20 5th Floor
Come join the PKG Center for Public Service and the Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE) Offices for a plant-filled hour welcoming you to MIT’s campus! Leadership and public service are all about getting your hands dirty – join our teams for great conversation, plant-themed snacks, and great information about getting involved! If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to take home a new succulent yourself!
Stretch your Impact: Exploring Employment Options
For the final session of the “Stretch Your Impact” summer series, we will hear from four folx representing public interest technology organizations where MIT students have interned/worked in the past. We will learn about these organizations and how interested individuals might get involved in their work. Join us for this culminating session as we explore tech for good employment options!
Stretch your Impact: Building Pathways Towards Tech for Good Careers
12 PM ET
As we near the end of the Summer Series, we will be putting everything together and thinking about making careers in the tech for good/public interest technology field. Students working towards this goal will join us to discuss their trajectories and support others looking to enter this worthwhile arena. Bring your thoughts and questions and join us as we stretch into tech for good career pathways!
PKG Connect: Group Reflection
3 PM ET
Join a facilitated conversation to consider your own values and goals in collaborating for social change. We’ll chat about ways to engage in social change efforts while reflecting on systems. To join us please RSVP here! The first 20 students to sign up will be eligible for meal reimbursements for 3 of the sessions up to$10/meal!
PKG Fellowships Lightning Talks
July 15th at noon
Stretch your Impact: Community Panel
12 PM ET
There are organizations that combine technology with public interest work and we have invited a few to share what this can look like. Join us to explore the unique and growing field of technology for the social good and see how you might stretch your skills and talent to serve a wider community!
Decolonization and Indigenous Communities
3 PM ET
Consider a big picture view of decolonization and consider how power, privilege, and identity intersect as we seek to collaborate with communities to make a positive difference. What might “decolonization” mean to different communities? How can we address systemic injustice to work better together and improve community outcomes? We’ll consider the impact of colonization (both nationally and globally) to better understand ways to engage effectively with people in various settings, while also recognizing diversity within and across indigenous communities. Consider place-specific issues as well as systemic challenges impacting people globally. To join us please RSVP here! The first 20 students to sign up will be eligible for meal reimbursements for 3 of the sessions up to$10/meal!
Stretch your Impact: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Data
For session 3 of the “Stretch Your Impact” Summer Series, we will dig into the pros and cons of collecting and using data. We will be joined by esteemed MIT faculty members who will give us their thoughts and suggestions on how to and not to be thinking about and utilizing information, based on their own experiences. You won’t want to miss this session!
Time TBD. RSVP here!