MIT Startup Tech Talk

The event is jointly organized by MIT-PDA Professional Development Committee and MIT Alumni Angels Boston. We’d like to thank our event sponsor Wolf Greenfielda leading intellectual property law firm based in Boston.

We will feature a line-up of exciting MIT-affiliated startups working on cutting edge solutions to real world problems. The companies will give an overview of their business and discuss how they are applying innovative technologies to their problem space. The theme of this event will be AI/big data/machine learning and computational biology.

Lunch will be provided!  

Register here (password: startupbeaver)

You’re welcome to forward this invite to other members of the MIT postdoc and graduate students community in science and engineering, but please do NOT distribute outside of MIT.

Event Venue: Building 3, Room 370 (Map: https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=3)

Date: July 11thWednesday

Agenda:

11:30 – 12:00: Check in

12:00 – 12:10pm: Introduction

12:10 – 1:30pm: Tech talk presentations from startups

1:30   –  2:30pm: Networking

Confirmed Presenters:

PathAI – PathAI is the leading provider of AI-powered technology for the pathology laboratory, using advanced machine learning to assist pathologists in making accurate diagnoses.

Uplevel Security – Uplevel is the first intelligent cybersecurity system powered by graph-based machine learning, enabling rapid and comprehensive response to complex security attacks.

TVision Insights – TVision uses machine vision to measure TV viewer engagement (actual eyes on screen), providing second-by-second insight into the effectiveness of TV programming and advertising.

(…more to be confirmed soon)

Lunch will be provided!  

Register here (password: startupbeaver)

You’re welcome to forward this invite to other members of the MIT postdoc and graduate students community in science and engineering, but please do NOT distribute outside of MIT.

About MIT Alumni Angels

MIT Alumni Angels was formed in 2014 in partnership with the MIT Alumni Association.  Our mission is to support early stage startups with capital and expertise curated across the MIT alumni base, with focus on (but not limited to) MIT-affiliated startups.  The organization spans 3 regional chapters (BostonNew YorkBay Area) as well as a life sciences chapter, with over 700 investor members in total that include angels and institutions. All members are MIT alums and represent successful entrepreneurs, senior executives, technology experts, and professional investors.


Music and Munchies–April Gathering

On behalf of the MIT-Postdoctoral Association, Community Building Committee:
        “Music and Munchies–April Gathering”
 You are invited to relax with our MIT Postdoctoral community! 
Join in our gathering to celebrate the diverse holidays of April! Come relax and enjoy some amazing company with our fellow postdocs. Bring your family and wear your most eco-friendly BLUE sweater. At the end of the evening we will hold a vote for the best sweaters–with prizes awarded to the top three votes! 
Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs and their families. Please share event details and encourage your fellow MIT postdocs to attend!
 Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
 Time : 7:00-8:30 pm
 Place : Building 46-6287 (Picower Institute Reading Terrace)
(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage). Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association and the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association. Questions: Email pda-community@mit.edu

Music and Munchies–March Gathering

On behalf of the MIT-Postdoctoral Association, Community Building Committee

You are invited to relax with our MIT Postdoctoral and International Scholars community!

Join in our gathering to celebrate the diverse holidays of March! Come relax and enjoy some amazing company with our fellow postdocs and international scholars. We will share music and snacks to showcase the Spring Equinox, International Women’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day. Bring your family members and wear your most glamorous GREEN sweater. At the end of the evening we will hold a vote for the best sweaters–with prizes awarded to the top three votes!

Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs, International Scholars, and their families. Please share event details and encourage your fellow MIT postdocs and international scholars to attend!

       Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

       Time : 5:00-7:30 pm

       Place : Building E19-202 (50 Ames Street, 2nd Floor)

(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage). Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association, MIT International Scholars Office, & the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association. Questions: Email pda-community@mit.edu


Coffee and Conversation Hour

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee
 
Date and Time: 1 March 2018Thursday @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 76-359 (Koch Institute, 3rd floor large conference room) 
Special Guest:  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Founder OT Morocco; OTR/L, CLT
 
Meet other postdocs and talk to our special guest;  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Co-Founder OT Morocco
Elizabeth will share with us her insights and experiences on the challenges and secret of her success in achieving work-life balance: Being a full time US pediatric therapist, and at the same time as a parent, and successfully fitting in the volunteer work, research and publishing.
 
Ask your questions about work-life balance and life beyond MIT or anything else. Get a different perspective on your life. Enjoy coffee and snacks.
Guest Bio: 
 
Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, OTR, CLT –  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai works in pediatrics, mental health, and physical rehabilitation. She works full-

time as a pediatric school-based occupational therapist in a large urban school district as part of the intake team for three year olds with disabilities. She is the current Special Interest Group chair for the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy (MAOT), working to bring together occupational therapy practitioners all over the state. Elizabeth is passionate about teaching and empowering students to develop clinical reasoning skills in everyday settings. As well as being an adjunct professor in multiple New England Masters’ of OT programs, in 2016 she was honored to be a member of a vocational training team for a Rotary International grant in Marrakech, Morocco, where she trained Moroccan physical therapists in the principles of occupational therapy; specifically rudimentary lymphedema principles and vision therapy. The February 2017 OT Practice magazine contains an article that outlines this continuing volunteer project. In January of 2018 Elizabeth taught “Sensory Integration and Processing” in the National Center for People with Special Needs (CNMH) in Sale, Morocco. Elizabeth has presented at state conferences on topics ranging from adult learning to collaboration and at the 2009 and 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conferences on critical thinking in fieldwork and bringing occupational therapy to Morocco.