Since 2008, the School of Science has provided a forum to encourage tenure-track faculty members to meet, learn, and collaborate. Meeting topics include concerns of particular interest to junior faculty and research presentations. If you would like to RSVP for an upcoming meeting, please contact Annie Lee, Faculty and Academic Affairs Administrator.

Upcoming meetings

  • Please check back for Spring 2022 meetings.

Previous meetings

Fall 2021

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – Tenure-Track Faculty check-in
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Presentation skills workshop with Dean Nergis Mavalvala and Director of Communications Julia Keller

Spring 2021

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 – Faculty check-in

Fall 2020

  • September 29, 2020, 1pm-2pm – Meet the new Dean; Faculty check-in
  • November 2, 2020, noon-1p – Bin Zhang (Chemistry) presents “Multiscale Modeling of Genome Organization”

Spring 2020

  • Monday, March 9, 2020 – Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, “How People Hear”
  • Monday, May 18, 2020 – event cancelled

Fall 2019

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Mark Harnett, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, “Biophysics for Neural Computation”
  • Monday, November 25, 2019 – Tim Jamison, Associate Provost and former Department Head of Chemistry, discusses concerns of junior faculty with related discussion of the National Academies Press report on sexual harassment of women.

Spring 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, “Viruses, Proteostasis, and Evolution”
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – Nikta Fakhri, Department of Physics, “Thermodynamics of biological active matter”

Fall 2018

  • October 3, 2018 – Mary Gehring, Department of Biology, “Control of epigenetic dynamics in plants”
  • December 12, 2018 – Joe Checkelsky, Department of Physics, “Quantum Electronic Materials by way of Archimedes”

Spring 2018

  • Friday, May 18, Jing-Ke Weng, Department of Biology, “Mechanistic basis for metabolic evolution in plants.”

Fall 2017

  • Thursday, December 14,  Jörn Dunkel, Department of Mathematics
  • Wednesday, September 27, Kay Tye, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Spring 2017

  • Thursday, May 11, Gloria Choi , Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, “Maternal Immune Activation as a Driver of Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
  • Thursday, March 16, Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, “Graphite-Conjugated Catalysis”

Fall 2016

  • Monday, November 14, Adam Willard, Department of Chemistry, “How does nanoscale disorder affect energy and charge transport in molecular semiconductors?”
  • Friday, September 30, Aram Harrow, Department of Physics, “What should we do with a small quantum computer?”

Spring 2016

  • Monday, May 16, Rupinder Grewal, MIT Conflict of Interest Officer, Office of Sponsored Programs, “Conflict of Interest and Start-ups”
  • Tuesday, February 23, Matthew Evans, Department of Physics, “Gravitational Wave Detection with Advanced LIGO”

Fall 2015

  • Thursday, December 10, Omer Yilmaz, Department of Biology, Koch Institute, “Dietary control of stem cells in physiology and disease”
  • Thursday, November 12, Jesse Thaler, Department of Physics, “Jet Substructure: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”
  • Wednesday, October 21, David Randall, Senior Associate Dean of Student Support Services in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, “Discussion on student advising.” Resource guides on student advising may be found at the Division for Student Life 

Spring 2015

  • Thursday, May 21, MIT Technology Licensing Office presentation
  • Tuesday, March 31, German Prieto, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, presents “The physics of earthquakes: Studies from deep inside the Earth to human-induced activity.”
  • Friday, February 20, Q&A Session with Career Management Panel: Maria Zuber, Phillip Sharp, and Wolfgang Ketterle, moderated by Dean Michael Sipser.

Fall 2014

  • Friday, December 12, Ibrahim Cissé, Department of Physics, presents, “Capturing gene expression in action with live cell single-molecule imaging.”
  • October 3, Wendy Gilbert, Department of Biology

Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, May 28, Hilke Schlichting, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, “From shocks to resonances: New insights into planet formation.” Group discussion of the promotion process
  • Wednesday, April 2, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Department of Physics; and Matthew Vander Heiden, Department of Biology, research presentations