Other Resources

#STEMforBLM Resources – an anti-racism resource list for STEM communities

A Guide to Allyship

A Guide to Anti-Racism

Black Lives Matter | Resources (Everlane; covers general resources for involvement, education, and support of Black-owned businesses)

Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives (compiled by Carlisa Johnson)

Anti-racism Resources (compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)

Petitions, donation campaigns, and phone numbers/emails to contact (compiled by @ambivaIcnt)

How to Support During the Black Lives Matter Movement

Justice in June – schedule for working through readings and other educational materials (compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight)

Resources from the #ShutDownStem/#ShutDownAcademia project

Laureates and Leaders – an MIT program that supports URMs pursue graduate degrees

BEAPP – an application assistance program led by MIT graduate students to incoming BE applicants from underrepresented groups

Converge: invites underrepresented and underserved students to MIT to tour graduate programs

MSRP: summer research program to recruit diverse graduate applicants

Piazza – Ask questions anonymously to your peers, upperclassmen, and department admin

MIT Alumni Directory – Reach out to BE alum!

TA Bible – How to be the very best TA

Biorender – Tool for creating figures. Equipped with many common biological motifs

A Brief List of Department Contacts

Angela Belcher (belcher@mit.edu): The head of the BE department, Angie welcomes feedback and suggestions on all facets of department life.

Michael Birnbaum (mbirnb@mit.edu): Co-chair of the BE Undergraduate committee.

Forest White (fwhite@mit.edu): Co-chair of the BE Undergraduate committee.

Cathy Greene (clgreene@mit.edu, 16-267): Cathy is the beloved mom of BE undergrads, and can help you or point you in the right direction with pretty much anything, be it class registration or a mouse in the lounge. 

Dan Darling (ddarling@mit.edu, 16-257): Dan is your go-to person for professional development; watch out for his emails about open job/UROP postings!

BE-IT (be-it@mit.edu, 56-205): Aran and Alexis are our ever-busy IT staff, and helped set up this website! Direct IT questions (e.g. lounge computer issues) to them.