The School of Science holds a learning series for staff members.  Meeting agenda will include informational topics, such as administrative policy, technology, training, and research highlights. If you would like to RSVP for an upcoming meeting, please contact Connie Winner.

If you have other topics you’d like to hear about, please contact  Heather Williams, 617-623-8904.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, April 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Pappalardo Room, 4-349: Heather Williams the onboarding, career development, and the School’s peer-to-peer connection program.  Heather hopes that this will be a working lunch with a social component, so please bring your mentor or mentee.  Lunch will be available from 11:45 AM.
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Picower Seminar Room, 46-3310: Maryanne Kirkbride, the director of the Mind Hand Heart program that runs several institute-wide programs including Random Acts of Kindness week and the Departmental support project that is focused on increasing the diversity and inclusion of the academic units.  Maryanne will also share with you how you can help advance her efforts in this area.  Lunch will be available from 11:45 AM.

Upcoming Events to Note:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Morss Hall, Walker Memorial (Building 50): 2019 Careers Across MIT event.  As usual, we will have a theme for the event and a  coffee cart!  To register and find out more information, please visit the Careers Across MIT website at:

Past Meetings


  • Compensation Initiative Overview, with Heather Williams,  March 28, 2019


  • Vice President for Finance (VPF) Training 2020 Initiative, with Pamela Schickling Buckley, Karon McCollin and Jessica Fujimori, January 22, 2018. VPF Training 2020 Initiative Presentation
  • The Quickbase Workspace, with Olu Brown and Tyler Brezler, December 18, 2017
  • Emerging Careers at MIT, with Colleen Leslie, Sarah Rankin, and Olu Brown, November 16, 2017


  • Work-Life Balance, with Physics Department Head Peter Fisher, November 30, 2016
  • Organ Donation, with Biology Department Head and heart transplant recipient Alan Grossman, October 28, 2016




  • Institute Community and Equity Officer Edmund Bertschinger, May 16, 2014
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), April 4, 2014
  • School of Science Incident Response Plan, December 13, 2013
  • Environmental Health and Safety, with Louis DiBerardinis, November 21, 2013
  • Active Shooter Training, October 22, 2013