#HackDisability: AI for Accessibility—Feb. 23

The Howe Innovation Center and MIT CSAIL are hosting #HackDisability: AI for Accessibility – a hackathon that will bring together diverse teams of software and hardware engineers, students, product managers, MBAs, designers, and people with the lived experience of having a disability, with the shared goal of developing innovative AI solutions to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities.

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Blueprint Program by The Engine; Applications Due Mar. 5

Blueprint, by The Engine is a nonresident program for graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists to explore the commercial opportunities of their scientific breakthroughs. The program is designed to give future Tough Tech leaders a chance to learn the entrepreneurial process from those who are living it, as well as provide a platform to crystallize the commercial potential of participants’ startup concepts. The Spring 2024 program will be held on five Fridays between April 5th to May 10th.

Apply by March 5.

IAP 2024: Make your own chip inside the lab!

Step inside MIT.nano’s fab to create a 1x1 inch chip with your favorite image to take home with you! We will work inside the MIT.nano cleanroom: learn how to gown up, understand the different fab tools, and use the tools to pattern a 50 nm thin layer of aluminum with your design.

Multiple dates and times available.

Register by January 8, 2024

IAP 2024: How to think like a VR developer

This is a beginner’s hands-on guide for getting started in VR/AR development. We will introduce the fundamentals of working in virtual reality, explain the basic pipeline, and provide support for you to complete a project. This workshop is designed to give you hands-on experience working with a game engine (Unity) and iterative design of VR/AR experiences. No prior experience with VR or coding is required.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 10am - 12pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm
Friday, February 2, 2024, 1pm - 3pm

Limited to 15 individuals. Participants must attend all sessions.

Register by January 22, 2024

IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge—Apply by Dec. 1

Apply to the PKG Center's IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge, MIT's social entrepreneurship program with a 23-year legacy! Collaborate with community partners in teams to address complex social and environmental challenges. IDEAS convenes weekly during the spring semester to nurture your skills as a holistic social entrepreneur and systems-led innovator, offering grants of up to $20,000. Teams must be led by a full-time MIT student and can have teammates from anywhere in the world.

Deadline: December 1 at 11:59 p.m. 
Learn more & submit your proposal

MIT.nano job opening: Research Specialist/Vacuum Engineer

MIT.nano is hiring a research specialist/vacuum engineer! This person will be responsible for the operation, training, and maintenance of semiconductor research equipment within the MIT.nano facility, with a focus on vacuum technology and vacuum processing equipment. BS in electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least two years working in a laboratory setting are required.

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