Do you want to know more about MIT? Come to the event next Monday, October 9th from 1-3pm in room A11.
You will learn strategies to become part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a top university in areas such as Science, Technology and Engineering. You will learn more about undergraduate admissions at MIT and hear some inspirational stories about notable professors and young Brazilians who attend MIT.
The event will be hosted by Dr. Elaine Lizeo, in her role as Brazilian Chair – MIT Educational Council and coordinator of the Brazilian team of interviewers as well as Mr. Fernando Carvalho who has been working for over a decade at promoting MIT’s educational opportunities in Brazil. From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Elaine Lizeo concluded her Masters Degree at MIT and conducted research for her Masters, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate theses at MIT.
MIT will be visiting Band on Friday, May 12th at 9:30am in Studio 268.
The idea is for the event to be an informal question and answer session. Read below for some fun facts!
Did you know that?
The MIT website is updated every day so check it out daily.
Famous people who went to MIT:
- Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, earned his MS from the business school in 1972.
- Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, Ben Bernanke, got his PhD in 1979 in Physics
- Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, got his ScD in 1963 in Aero Astro
- CEO of General Motors, Alfred P. Sloan, got his BS in 1895 in Electrical Engineering
- Former VP of Goldman Sachs and business writer Lisa Endlich received her MBA from MIT
MIT is very well known for inspiring entrepreneurship. Here are some mind blowing facts about MIT’s Entrepreneurs:
- 25,800 active companies have been started or cofounded by living MIT Alumni
- 3.3 million people are employed by companies started or cofounded by living MIT alumni
- Famous companies founded by MIT Alums: Intel, Texas Instruments, Bose, Koch Industries, Dropbox, Campbell Soup
- The Gross Domestic Product of a nation formed by businesses started by MIT graduates would be $2 trillion. This would rank them as 10th in the world (equivalent to Italy, the UK, and Brazil).
Up through 1980, MIT had several dominant tiddlywinks teams competing in the intercollegiate level and winning national and world championships. For those of you who don’t know what tiddlywinks is, it is an indoor game that’s played on a felt mat. There are two types of disks involved: “winks” and “squidgers.” To play the game, squidgers are used to press on the edge of the wink and propel it into the air. The object of the game is to get your winks into a pot that is in the middle of the mat.
MIT students can receive the greatly coveted Pirate’s License/ Certificate if they complete PE classes in pistol, archery, fencing, and sailing!
There will be 2 information sessions in São Paulo for students and parents interested in UPenn, Duke, Georgetown, MIT and/or Stanford. Admission Officers from the five universities will each give a short presentation about their institution, allowing time for a question & answer period at the end. Students should only register for one program in São Paulo.
In addition, MIT will be at Band on Friday, May 12 for a chat with students. It is highly recommended that you attend one of these information sessions prior to attending the MIT event at Band as there will be no official presentation during the Band session – just questions and answers.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Escola Graduada De Sao Paulo
Av. Pres. Giovanni Gronchi 4710
Sao Paulo 05724-002, Brazil
Please reply to attend:: https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/GRADED17
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rua Vergueiro 1951
Sao Paulo 04101-000, Brazil
Please reply to attend: https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/ETAPA17