Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students
MIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate Travel Grants
MIT Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is pleased to announce the creation of five Graduate Travel Grants of $1500 to support the travel of ME graduate students to present his/her graduate research at a conference or participate in an academic workshop. The Travel Grants, which will be awarded competitively as an academic honor twice yearly, aim to facilitate student professional development by promoting participation in the student’s broader research community or exposure to specialty topics. ME graduate students are encouraged to apply for a Graduate Travel Grant in one of the following areas:
Sontheimer Travel Award in Mechanical Engineering
- Keck Travel Award in Thermal Sciences
- Den Hartog Travel Award in Mechanics
- SNAME Travel Award in Ocean Engineering
- DeFlorez Travel Award in Design and Manufacturing
One Graduate Travel Grant will be awarded in each category in the Spring semester.
The Spring Deadline for student submission is Monday, September 15th, 2014.
Please request permission from your recommender before you submit application.
Completing this form will generate a request for a recommendation letter sent to a faculty member of your designation (please get permission from faculty member before submitting form which sends request ). Faculty will be advised that reference letters will be due by September 15th, 2014.
You will be able to see the status of your application by revisiting the link at a later time (to make sure we have received your recommendation letter).
Past Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students
BluePlanet Training (8/7/2012 and 5/8/2012):
One of the top presentation coaches in the world is going to be at MIT and you are invited to join. Normally this would cost $450/person so we encourage you to take advantage if your schedule allows. How much of your day do you spend communicating with others? What would it be worth to be 5-10% better at speaking to individuals and groups of any size--for the rest of your life? You can see more on Bill Hoogterp and his colleagues at www.blueplanet.org