Events

Wednesday, January 24, 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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Nuts and Bolts of New Ventures - Not for Credit version

The nuts and bolts of preparing a New Venture Plan and launching the venture will be explored in this 35th annual course offering. The course is open to...

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...

At 2:50 logo

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...

Wednesday, January 24, 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...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 8:00am to 11:00am
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Adventures in Scanning Electron Microscopy

Information (get acquainted) and training session for use of Scanning Electron Microscope. All sessions are identical and all sessions include training and...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Computational modeling for clean, reliable, and affordable electricity

Monday, January 22-Friday, January 26, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm ET each day (5 classes) NEW Location: Building 3-370 Register by January 21. Email Pablo Duenas...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:00am to 1:00pm
Non-Credit IAP 2024: Rubik's Cube 101

Learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube and receive a FREE RUBIK'S CUBE! 1/10: Beginner's method 1/17: CFOP method 1/24: Commutators 1/31: Blindfolded...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:00am to 11:00am
Introduction to Thermo-Calc

This activity is an introduction to the Thermo-Calc software and how it may be used to perform thermodynamic calculations and simulations. Throughout this...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:30am to 12:30pm
All Ages Playgroup

All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. It's a chance for kids to have fun while parents can chat, share...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Bio-Electrochemical Systems Workshop (Introductory)

In this hands-on wet lab workshop, participants will learn the basics of bio-electrochemical system (BES) by building and operating a microbial fuel cell...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Build a Wood Lamp

Instructor – Ken Stone Sessions – 7 Enrollment Limited to 6 Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm Prereq: Hobby Shop Membership Fee: $100 class and material...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Carpentries@MIT: Intro to UnixShell/Python/Git

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 3:00pm
How to CAD almost anything!

Ever wondered how are objects from our daily lives designed? How can we generate a computer 3D model of a mug, a bottle of Diet Coke, or a Saturn V rocket?...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
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...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
IAP 2024: How Might We Redefine Learning in the Age of AI? Join the first-ever tech-enhanced Student Assembly!

Are you interested in deliberating on how generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are changing the way we learn? Are you fascinated by the opportunity...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
IAP Non-Credit Class: Financial Planning 101

Please join MIT alum Mark Porter, CFA® CFP® as he walks through some of the basics of personal financial planning. Topics will include cash reserves, debt...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Introduction to Weaving with recycled clothing

The Jacquard Loom was the first computer - get your hands involved in the original binary system and learn to weave! In this class we will set up a 4 shaft...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 2:30pm
Newcomers Office Hour

Are you new to MIT and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect? Want to learn about how to participate in our meetings and groups? Have questions about living,...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am
A cartoon alien giving a thumbs up surronded by icons of people learning, books, and other educational concepts.

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with students in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field? Join this five-part overview series...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Understanding America’s History- US Army’s Historical Program 2030

Special IAP Seminar hosted by the MIT Security Studies Program (SSP) Abstract: Colonel Karl Sondermann, US Army Logistics Officer and a trained...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Water Reuse Workshop (Introductory)

Participants will explore topics and unit operations of wastewater and water treatment in this hands-on wet lab workshop. Students are introduced to various...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Disagreeing Well

A Dialogue Lab providing training in empathic listening and intellectual hospitality, based on the work of the Ideos Institute. In these polarized times,...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
Train Game Collage

Join Mikael Jakobsson and Rik Eberhardt from the MIT Game Lab, together with train game industry insider Jason Begy for this three-session, non-credit...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
IAP Non-Credit Class:  Responsible Investing

Please join MIT alum Mark Porter, CFA® CFP® as he walks through the topic of Socially Responsible Investing: what it is and why it can matter. The talk...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Book Discussion

Looking for an interesting read? The Book Discussion group will host virtual meetings via Zoom. Please write to Maxine Jonas (jonas_m@mit.edu) to be added...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Campus Decarbonization Forum

Are you interested in the exploration of existing and emerging decarbonization technologies, climate action, and how to plan for a carbon-free future? Do you...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hat'll Buff Out - hat repair and renovation

Do you have a much-worn hat that could use a glow-up? Or an heirloom hat at the back of a closet that you'd like to bring into the light? Come to this...

BE WELL OVER IAP

Using Roll Model therapy balls*, stretching and breathing techniques, this session will help you navigate the new year with ease. Give yourself a deep tissue...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Graphic of a person with legs wide and arms stretched out

A martial art known for its many health benefits, tai chi is a moving study in meditation.Designed for small spaces, this class covers fundamental tai chi...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Climate Justice Instructional Toolkit

The Climate Justice Instructional Toolkit (CJIT) was created by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) to support faculty in integrating climate...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
An array of colorful LEDs

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED. Who doesn’t love colorful blinking lights? In this 2 session workshop we will look at how Light Emitting...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Using a telescope near the Charles River

Offers students alternative exploratory experience in teaching, learning, and researching. Through collaborative activities with open-ended experiments from...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
EC.S00/ EC.S12 Climate Solutions and Action: 100% Decarbonization of MIT’s Buildings by 2035

EC.S00/ EC.S12: The goal of this special IAP Learning Opportunity is to provide participants with a “how to” decarbonization manual, along with experiential...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
IAP Non-Credit Class: 2D to 3D: Orthographic Projection and Linear Perspective Workshop

One week workshop aimed at working through the various methods to go from a two-dimensional drawing to a three-dimensional drawing, by hand. The workshop...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT iGEM Team Info Session

Interested in iGEM? These informational sessions provide additional details about the project competition and joining the MIT iGEM team. Session will cover...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Music in Video Games

How does the music of a video game impact how you play it? How do we describe the features of music that lead us to feel a certain way when we play...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Photo of a space satellite.

Space is a war-fighting domain. This may be difficult to accept, given that we would like to imagine that space is preserved for peaceful purposes, such as...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 1:30pm
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...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Predocs, Research, and Academia

Panelists: Jennifer Jackson (Blueprint Labs), Jesse Gubb (J-PAL) Questions? Contact Eric Trueswell (erictrue@mit.edu)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Teaching with a PhD: Exploring Teaching- focused Career Options

Leah Okumura, PhD Senior Instructor, Biological Sciences Laboratory, Wellesley College Summer Morrill, PhD Instructor in Science, Phillips Exeter...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Introducing Introductions: Setting the Scene

Why do we, as strategic readers, focus on introductory paragraphs or sections before deciding whether to delve further into any extended text? How do we as...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Generative AI & Music Workshop [IAP 2024]

Interested in the applications of Generative AI to the areas of musical expression and composition? Join us this IAP for a 3-week workshop during which we...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
letterpress

Are you interested in learning to use an early modern-style hand press or hoping to advance your skills? The MIT Beaver Press is pleased to offer multiple...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
IAP Non-Credit Class: From Byte to Geometry: Algorithmic and Parametric 3D Design

Introduces algorithmic aspects of computer-aided design. The workshop explores applications of fundamental computer algorithms and data structures in the...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm
IAP: Cultural Awareness for Communicating More Effectively in a Global Community

In this lively and interactive seminar, Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education and a globally-experienced senior executive and...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Icons of a network of people surrounded by a circle of arrows with pictures of scientific and common items around it.

Are you interested in sharing your research through NSF Broader Impacts or other outreach to youth or the general public? In this 4-part mini course, we will...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Golden Speaker Series: Giovanni Traverso

This IAP, learn from Golden Speaker Giovanni Traverso – an MIT Associate Professor and gastroenterologist focused on next gen drug delivery. Sponsored by...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:45pm to 4:00pm
Nonprofit Organizations: Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward-- This session will address the questions that should be asked by all budding philanthropists. Whether you envision yourself working for...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Private Sector, Tech, and Consulting

Panelists: Alonso Eduardo Bucarey (Amazon), Stacey Carlson (Uber), Pierre-Luc Vautrey (Meta), Ben Olken (Moderator) Questions? Contact Eric Trueswell...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Introduction to Meditation

Techniques such as meditation, rooted in ancient contemplative practices, have emerged as powerful tools that may be able to support well-being, focus,...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 3:45pm to 5:00pm
MITdesignX Climate Solutions Ideathon

Join us during IAP for our Climate Solutions Ideathon! Learn how to effectively define a problem and develop a needs-driven solution in the complex world of...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Graphis of a person sitting in lotus pose

Thinking about learning to meditate in 2024? IAP is a great time to try it out. This Mindfulness Mini-Course offers a variety of meditation techniques with...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Science of Self Realization

Embark on an enlightening 7-session series that explores the fascinating intersection of science and spirituality. This series offers a fresh perspective by...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Searching for planets around distant stars

TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is monitoring hundreds of thousands stars, searching for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Searching for planets around distant stars

TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is monitoring hundreds of thousands stars, searching for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Richard P. Stanley Seminar in Combinatorics

Speaker: Jeanne Scott (Brandeis University) Title: A diagrammatic realization of the Okada algebra Abstract: It is well known that the Young lattice is...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Student Inorganic Chemistry Seminar with Kim Hollister (Gilliard Group)

Design and Synthesis of Redox-Flexible Boron Heterocycles and a Study of their Electronic Properties Abstract: Conjugated organic scaffolds have been used...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Build a Rube Goldberg Machine: Make It to Break It (MITBI) Meeting

Are you looking for something to do for IAP? Join Make It to Break It (MITBI) this IAP to help construct a world-record Rube-Goldberg machine! We are a...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
IAP Course: YOGA a deeper understanding - Beyond postures and breathing

Embark on a transformative journey into the profound essence of Yoga, guided by the timeless wisdom of Patanjali, the revered author of the Yoga Sutras. This...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Many people think gentle yoga is too easy and not an effective form of fitness. Think again! You can practice yoga in ways that are both active and gentle at...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Childbirth Preparation Class

This 6-week course offers expecting parents full evidence based information about birth and the ability to learn coping techniques such as relaxation,...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 6:00pm to 8:15pm
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...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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IAP Event: Introduction to Compassion Meditation

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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MIT Chorale, spring rehearsals begin

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 be...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Make it: Vinyl Cutter Crafts

Make vinyl stickers and customize tote bags with a Cricut craft cutter. Learn quick and easy graphic techniques to bring your visual ideas to life. Feel free...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, January 24, 2024