GradCom is a graduate student committee comprised of graduate students from across the department.
The role of GradCom is:
- Integrate graduate students into the department decision-making process.
- Serve as a liaison and two-way conduit between graduate students and the head of the department on information and feedback regarding initiatives and departmental changes.
GradCom members meet regularly with the department head and co-host regular meetings with graduate students and department head. GradCom also meets with the graduate student community to connect with peers and gain input from regarding department graduate department initiatives.
The department supports several Institute club competitions that engage and connect with Course 1 students.
MIT’s Water Club hosts several water related events annually. As the department has several students active in this club – both in leadership roles and as members – we are proud to be one of the sponsors for the Water Innovation Prize.
MIT Energy Hackathon
In Spring 2015, three CEE graduate students came up with the concept of the Clean Earth Hack competition to take on environmental challenges from industry and academic partners. The second year of the competition brought a new host, MIT’s Energy Club, and a new name, MIT Energy Hackathon.
Based on the premise that students and postdocs must be able to clearly articulate their work, and the importance of their research in a short time frame the department runs an annual competition for videos that are two minutes or less.
Got an Idea for the next great CEE competition – let us know!