Events

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Medical Interpreting Course

January 8 – 31, 2024 Mondays-Thursdays from 6-9 pm over Zoom Our application for the 2024 IAP Medical Interpreting Course is now open. This 4-week IAP...

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Sisters in Making: Prototyping and the Feminine Resilience

Sisters in Making works to explore and reveal the multi-level efforts of women surrounding the invention and implementation of Core Rope Memory and Magnetic...

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Ten minutes for your mind @2:50 every day at 2:50 pm in multiple time zones Almost everything works better again if you unplug it for a bit, including your...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:45am to 8:00am
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Make your New Year resolution: write regularly with Writing Together Online

It’s the time for resolutions! Make your New Year resolution to write regularly and join Writing Together Online during IAP 2024. We offer two 90-minute...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 8:00am to 11:00am
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An Introduction to All-electron Density Functional Theory (DFT) for Structural Materials Design. NOTE: Lecture in morning; Hands-on Lab in afternoon)

This two-day course gives a foundational exploration into the principles and applications of Density Functional Theory (DFT), a powerful computational...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:00am to 12:00pm
Color It IAP

Join MHH for a coloring break! We will have snacks, drinks, and plenty of art supplies to create your masterpiece. Take a picture of your creation and tag us...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Join the MIT Women's Chorale

Come sing with the MIT Women’s Chorale! We are a concert choir open to women from all portions of the MIT community. Rehearsals for our spring season will...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Navigating Financial Conflict of Interests with MIT Startups

This seminar is designed to build your financial conflict of interest (fCOI) knowledge base in the context of MIT. MIT’s sponsored research exceeds $750M...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:45am
 IAP 2024: Quechua at MIT! A non-credit class.

Global Languages is happy to offer a non-credit class, “Quechua at MIT” during IAP 2024. Ten sessions will be held from January 9 to January 23, 2024, from...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:30am
BCS Special Seminar with Kiah Hardcastle

Talk Title: Uncovering the neural mechanisms driving flexible behavior and rapid learning Talk Abstract: Animals exhibit an extraordinary capability to...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:00am
RACECAR Neo at Beaver Works

Autonomous RACECAR IAP Course Instructors and engineers from MIT and Lincoln Labs will offer MIT students the opportunity to be the first to beta-test a...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Free Space Optical Communications IAP course

Free-space laser communication ( lasercom ) is poised to revolutionize space space-based data transmission by enabling links with vastly higher data rates...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
IAP 2024 CERT

What is CERT? CERT training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:30pm
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Global Languages is happy to offer a non-credit class, Introduction to American Sign Language, during IAP 2024. Ten sessions will be held from January 9 to...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:30am
IAP: Programming with Data Bootcamp

Are you done with your experiment and wondering how in the world to analyze the mountain of data you generated? Is your advisor hating on your Excel-drawn...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 2:00pm
MATLAB for Python Users

The world is not so simple as to be divided between Pythonists and MATLABers. One of the great challenges in software development is to integrate different...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:30am
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Manufacture a steel single speed bicycle frame, install parts, and ride it. Students will meet with D-Lab instructors for a required meeting in December to...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Instructor with sample bike

Manufacture a steel single speed bicycle frame, install parts, and ride it. Students will meet with D-Lab instructors for a required meeting in December to...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mathematics of Big Data book

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required Limited to 35 participants Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions Prereq: Matrix Mathematics Big...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
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HPEC System

Overview: The focus of this workshop is to introduce the role of High Performance Computing (HPC) in research. Students will learn when to scale from their...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
IAP seminar: Decentralized Society, Cooperation, and Plurality

“We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” This can also be said of the rules and technologies we construct for human cooperation, which allows...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:30am to 12:00pm
VMS Enterprise B2B Sales for Startups Boot Camp

Kent provides entrepreneurs starting a new venture and business school graduates with basic sales knowledge, skills and tools for success: how to target...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:30am to 4:00pm
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Join us for a series of engaging sessions on audio recording, where we'll explore the intricacies of Lewis' cutting-edge audio lab. Delve into the art of...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00am to 12:30pm
Creating a Literature Review: 3 Session Workshop

Creating a Literature Review Workshop Series The MIT Writing and Communication Center (WCC) and the MIT Libraries are partnering to offer a three-part...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
IAP 2024: Flipping Failure 'Storytelling' Workshop Series

During your time at MIT, have you ever faced a challenge and wished you could share what you learned with peers? Join us for the Flipping Failure IAP...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00am to 2:00pm
IAP 2024: Generative AI in Teaching & Learning at MIT

Join Janet Rankin, Director of MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), and Sheryl Barnes, Director of Digital Learning in Residential Education, MIT’s Office...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
What Does It Take for Research to Inform Policy?

Speakers: Emily Romano (J-PAL Global), Anna Mysliwiec (J-PAL Global) Questions? Contact Eric Trueswell (erictrue@mit.edu)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fiber Crafts Group

It's a good time to get creative and finish that project! The Fiber Crafts Group offers the space to craft online with friends. Meetings will be held via...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Introduction to Data-Centric AI

Typical machine learning classes teach techniques to produce effective models for a given dataset. In real-world applications, data is messy and improving...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Make it: Handmade Watercolor Paint

Join us to learn how to make your own watercolor paint from scratch! Turn vibrant pigments into glossy paints through this hands-on (and delightfully messy)...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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This live, virtual 15-minute class is a combination of simple stretches to release tension in the body and guided meditation to mentally reset during the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12:00pm to 12:15pm
20 Minutes of Calm

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 1:20pm
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BioMaker Credential Certification Program: Mammalian Cell Culture (Level 2)

This is a Level 2 Certification Credential in the Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space Credential Certification Program. Open to all trained users in the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Data Bites: Backing up your stuff

Computers can get lost or stolen. Data can become corrupted. Hardware can fail. Setting up a solid backup system is key to avoiding data loss and restoring...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 1:30pm
MIT Free English Class

MIT Free English Class is for international students, sholars, spouses. Twenty five years ago we created a community to welcome the nations to MIT and assist...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Pleasures of Poetry 2024

Pleasures of Poetry meets this IAP 2024 in 14E-304 from 1-2 p.m. every weekday from January 8-26, with the exception of MLK Jr. Day (Jan. 15). This popular...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Refuge Dinner, Worship & Bible Study

Join us for our "Refuge Dinner & Worship" our weekly Wednesday night group at 5:30pm. It is a time for fellowship, worship, prayer, and to study from God's...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The Social Implications of AI

Speakers: David Autor and Sendhil Mullainathan Questions? Contact Eric Trueswell (erictrue@mit.edu)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The Big Dig: What Can We Learn from Boston’s Last 20th Century Mega-Project?

The completion of Interstate Highways 93, 95 and 90 in Boston - known as the Central; Artery/Tunnel Project or the “Big Dig” - is a multi-faceted story of...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Innovate and Protect: A Deep Dive into the Patenting Process

So, you've submitted your invention disclosure, spoken with patent counsel, and reviewed the application. What happens next? This session will review the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:45pm
A hands-on introduction to very simple GPU programming in Python

In this session, we will learn the basics of graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture, and how to exploit these powerful computational tools to accelerate...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
An Introduction to All-electron Density Functional Theory (DFT) for Structural Materials Design. NOTE: Lecture in morning; Hands-on Lab in afternoon)

This two-day course gives a foundational exploration into the principles and applications of Density Functional Theory (DFT), a powerful computational...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
microphone

Join us for a series of engaging sessions on audio recording, where we'll explore the intricacies of Lewis' cutting-edge audio lab. Delve into the art of...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Celebrating AANHPI Narratives Workshop Series

This four-session IAP workshop series celebrates and explores the uniqueness and diversity of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI)...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
IAP: Can DALL-E Save Our Main Streets

Can DALL-E Save Our Main Streets? In a world where rapid technological changes risk threatening the survival of our main streets, can the ingenuity of...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Make your own shop apron

Come make your own personalized shop apron. Whether you're machining steel, mixing chemicals, or working on a new baking recipe, keep your clothes clean and...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Make it: Handmade Watercolor Paint

Join us to learn how to make your own watercolor paint from scratch! Turn vibrant pigments into glossy paints through this hands-on (and delightfully messy)...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Portfolio Tools Office Hours

Looking for assistance with portfolio creation and hosting tools like Adobe Portfolio, Cargo, and Github Pages? Morningside Academy for Design staff will be...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Science in fiction: representation of molecular biology in video games (IAP Non-credit class)

Come join us as we dive into famous video games and try to explain the molecular biology in their narratives! How accurate is the representation of genetics,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stand-Up Comedy Crash Course

Application deadline: Submit your application by December 26 (see below) Enrollment: Limited to 12 participants: Advance sign-up required Attendance:...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Astronomers capture formation of a powerful cosmic jet | Max  Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy

The theoretical finding of plasma structures propagating away from disks associated with binary systems [1] has led to propose that an important class of the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thesis Defense:  Conor McMann

Reddien lab I "Positional Information in Adult Bilaterian Tissues"

What's Religion Anyway?

How do religions evolve and change? Is there anything inevitable about religious violence or peace? Who's the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Join us this IAP for...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 3:00pm
UPDATED: Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Boston and beyond

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this event has been moved to zoom. Please email PSAYERS@MIT.EDU for registration link. Have you always wanted to learn how...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Sustainable Fashion Design IAP Workshop

Explore art and science through creative upcycling of garments and fabrics using botanical dyes and/or eco friendly methods of print transfer. We will have...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Using cryo-EM to build atomic models of ciliary axonemes

3rd talk in the Seminar Series "Integrative Structural Biology" speaker: Alan Brown, PhD Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Glass & Metal Lamp Making Class (Multi-day class)

Glass & Metal Lamp Making Class IAP Term 2024 Beginners encouraged! Course Instructor: Cat Arase, carase@mit.edu Times & Dates: January 15-21,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Beginners encouraged! Course Instructor: Cat Arase, carase@mit.edu Times & Dates: January 15-21, 2024 Session 1: M-F 5-7pm Saturday & Sunday...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
IAP course: Gita in Nutshell

Embark seamlessly on a transformative journey with the Bhagavad Gita, the crown jewel of Vedic wisdom. In this revered spiritual text, a divine conversation...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Internship Search Lab: Practical strategies & advice

Trying to figure out your plans for this summer? Want to learn about how to find an internship or other summer experience? Attend this workshop to learn...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Internship Search Lab: Practical strategies and advice

Trying to figure out your plans for this summer? Want to learn about how to find an internship or other summer experience? Attend this workshop to learn...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Wunsch's Winter Wonderland: Open house/Open studio

This IAP event is set up as an open house and open studio. Discover the art of bookmaking, zine-making, origami, and letterlocking in the Wunsch Lab, a space...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Graphic of person in warrior pose

This yoga practice provides the opportunity to relax and de-stress as well as to stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. The practice begins with a...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Wrestling Practice

Are you a current MIT student (grad or undergrad) interested in joining the wrestling team? The MIT wrestling team is actively recruiting for our men’s and...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
close image of rug tufting gun held against a canvas backer with some yarn

Learn trendy rug-tufting! Make a decorative rug or cool wall art. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Registration closes at 5pm on January 3rd....

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT Heavy Metal 101 2024

Not a Metallurgy class! This veteran crash-course is coming back in full force and will have you head banging, air guitaring, and devil horn raising in no...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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MIT Outing Club: Winter School Lectures Series

Do you enjoy being outdoors but don't know what to do when the temperature drops? Do you live for summer but suffer in winter? Are you cooped up from...

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 16, 2024