Dear Participants in PROMISE,
Our friends at MIT, have invited us to participate in a virtual event, that will be followed-up by an in-person opportunity! On August 28, at 11:00 A.M EST, MIT is conducting a virtual visit to the MIT Media Lab. The event will be hosted on the Unhangout platform, a new way of running unconferences online. During this event, you will have an opportunity to talk with current Media Lab students and learn more about their research. This is a RESEARCH EXPOSURE event, this is not an admissions event. To sign up and learn more about the event, visit here http://learn.media.mit.edu/events/medialab. To prepare for the event, look at the How-To-Unhangout instructions, https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/how-to-unhangout/ and make sure your computer fulfills the basic requirements. Feel free to share your thoughts and tweet us using the hashtag #mlunhangouts
If you are interested in going to visit MIT to have an in-person tour, we are coordinating a trip from Maryland to Boston (by invitation only) on Monday, October 27, 2014. If you are interested in this trip to learn more about the Media Lab, please do the following, send email to email@example.com with:
1) Your CV
2) Link(s) to your professional website(s) (e.g., LinkedIn, university website, lab website)
3) One paragraph that explains why you want to attend, and with whom in the media lab you’d like to work/collaborate/meet, why you are inspired by that work (http://www.media.mit.edu/people/faculty), and what you can bring to the research.
Use the subject line: “PROMISE & MIT Opportunity Oct. 27.” Please use this subject “word-for-word.” Emails without this subject line will not make it through our special filter for this opportunity, and will not be read for consideration. Emails without a CV, link(s), or the paragraph (described in #1-3 above) will not be considered. Email sent to addresses other than firstname.lastname@example.org will not be considered. The first deadline to be considered for the in-person opportunity is Monday, September 8, 2014. This will be a first-come, first-served opportunity. We will provide a limited number of round-trip airline tickets for this trip.
Renetta G. Tull, Ph.D.
PROMISE AGEP Director
——————–UPDATE: October 29, 2014 ——————-
PHOTOS from the MIT Media Lab event, October 27, 2014. We had a delegation of 12. See the PROMISE Instagram page for additional photos: http://instagram.com/promiseagep. The “comments” section below has additional photos, and reflections from the participants.