Share your passion, learn new skills, and stay connected with the MechE community this summer through the MechE Summer X program.
The MIT MechE Summer Knowledge Exchange — or MechE Summer X — offers students, recent graduates, faculty, and staff an opportunity to share and learn skills through offering and participating in short-term remote activities.
All activities will be free and not for credit. Activities will be IAP-style, led and organized by members of the MIT MechE community. Activities can be academic and non-academic.
Academic activities may focus on a learning through remote classes, study groups, or other activities. Possible academic topics or activities could include:
- CAD or illustration software
- Coding and programming languages
- Study group (e.g., understanding specific aspects of COVID-19, inequities in STEM education, climate change)
- Machine learning bootcamp
- Journal club discussions of research papers on a certain topic
- Overview of instrumentation or methods used in research
- Design challenges
- Any other academically-oriented topic that the MechE community might be interested in learning this summer
In non-academic activities, any member of the MIT MechE community can share expertise in a particular subject, skill, hobby, or activity. Possible non-academic topics or activities could include:
- Crafts or hobbies (ex: knitting, cooking, baking)
- Book or film discussions
- Collective art projects
- Sports or fitness activities
- Tutorials on how to play games (ex: chess, bridge)
- Musical instrument lessons
- Foreign language classes
- Any other activity that the MechE community might be interested in participating in this summer
Interested in sharing your knowledge leading a MechE Summer X activity? Fill out the following proposal form.
All members of the MIT MechE community are encouraged to create activity offerings that share their talent, expertise or interest with others in the department. This program is being offered for MechE Community members only. Any minors who attend the activities must be accompanied by their guardian.
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis from June 9 - July 31, 2020. All submissions will be reviewed before being confirmed as a summer offering.
Calendar of Activities
These summer offerings are intended for the benefit of the MIT Mechanical Engineering community only. MIT makes no representations or warranties regarding the content, its completeness, accuracy, or that it will be suitable for a particular purpose. All instructors are advised to follow MIT policies, including, without limitation, the following:
- The content is original or the instructor has obtained written authorization or a license to use a third party’s work.
- The subject matter is appropriate for this community and in keeping with MIT policies of conduct and community standards. See https://policies.mit.edu/policy-topics/conduct-and-community-standards.
Instructors may be subject to disciplinary measures and their courses removed from available offerings for any violation of MIT policies.