Carlos Castillo-Chavez: Keynote at B.E.E.R.

Carlos Castillo-Chávez will headline International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Research. Known as B.E.E.R., the symposium draws in some of the top names in the emerging field of biomathematics. This year, it will take place at Illinois State University from October 9 to 11, 2015. Castillo-Chavez’s work uses both mathematical models and an understanding of ecology to explore the spread of diseases. “Biomathematics

Sylvester Gates, Jr. will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Memorial University in Canada. The honorary doctorate recognizes extraordinary contributions to society and exceptional intellectual achievement. The two other honorees are retired Supreme Court Justice and former member of the House of Assembly Robert Wells (honorary doctor of laws degree) and actor Robert Joy (honorary doctor of letters). The

Terrence Blackman presents the NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Friday, August 7, 2015 1:00 – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   Mathematics, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities African Americans have a long and honorable tradition of doing Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Carlos Castillo-Chavez presents Lecture #4 at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:30 – 11:20 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   The Role and Function of Mathematical Models in Interdisciplinary Mentorship through Research: Lessons from the World of Epidemics We live in an interconnected world

MLK 2014-2015 Visiting Professors & Scholars Farewell Luncheon Friday, June 12, 2015 Noon-1:30pm MIT Chipman Room (6-104) Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) is proud to host a farewell luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of MIT’s seven 2014-15 Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars. The MLK Faculty Committee, partners/friends

Malika Jeffries-EL presents “Designing Materials for High-Tech Applications” at the MIT MLK LUNCHEON SEMINAR. Wednesday, April 15th  12 – 1:30 pm, location MIT Spofford Room (1-236) Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP.   Designing Materials for High-Tech Applications Since their discovery almost 40 years ago conjugated polymers have been of tremendous scientific and technological

Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. – Inspired Art Contest and Performance Win cash prizes up to $250.00 each!   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 24, 2015 (11:59 pm EST) Contest open to all MIT undergraduate and graduate students as well as Wellesley students cross-registered at MIT. REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cUbmdv6YKvRmpgIqm5bx CONTEST/PERFORMANCE DATE: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Wong Auditorium Dinner served and artwork

Hakeem Oluseyi presents “Star Hacking: Finding the Next Earth and Getting There” at the MIT MLK LUNCHEON SEMINAR. Wednesday, April 8th  12 – 1:30 pm, location: MIT Bush Room, 10-105 Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP.   Star Hacking: Finding the Next Earth and Getting There The newest definition of the verb

STARR FORUM: SCIENCE & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY Thursday, April 09, 2015  6:00 pm–7:30 pm MIT Room 54-100, Green Building Free and open to the public For more information and to RSVP, please contact starrforum@mit.edu.   Calestous Juma will moderate a Starr Forum panel on Science & Innovation Diplomacy, with welcoming remarks by Professor Fiona Murray, Faculty Director at the Martin

André D. Taylor presents “Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Devices using Nanostructured Materials” at the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering Spring 2015 Seminar Series. Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm Reception at 2:45 pm Location: 66-110 [view flyer] Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Devices using Nanostructured Materials One of the key challenges facing the widespread use and commercialization of