Major Exploration Events

Department exploration events (DEX) are offered in IAP and spring term, events scheduled to date are listed below. Also consult individual department websites or the MIT events calendar for additional events that may be of interest to you. Students should feel free to reach out to department administrators or professors any time they have questions about a major.

Monday, January 28:

  • Course 16 Lab Tours: 11a-1p in 33-116 (Unified Lounge). Check out Course 16 with the MIT Rocket Team and Design-Build-Fly team! We'll be hosting drop-in lab tours, so feel free to come by between 11am-1pm. We've got rockets, planes, and plenty of snacks to go around. You'll get the chance to talk to upperclassmen in Course 16 to learn more about aerospace engineering, and learn why Course 16 rock(et)s!
  • Technological Engineering Panel: 1-2p in 4-153. Courses 3, 6, & 20 will be represented. Snacks provided!

Tuesday, January 29:

  • This is Chemical Engineering: 1-3p in Lobby 10. Learn about exciting research going on in the department!  Come meet our faculty and interact with ChemE students. Enjoy hot chocolate and desserts!
  • UROP Expo: 2:30-4p in Lobby 13. Come learn about UROPing at MIT.  We will have faculty, postdocs, graduate students and administrators from academic departments, research labs and centers available to speak with you about UROP in their area.  This is a great way to start looking for a Spring or Summer 2019 UROP position.
  • Life Sciences Student Panel (Courses 7, 5-7, 6-7, and 10): 4-5p in 4-163

Wednesday, January 30:

  • Economics Majors Information Session: 11a-12p in 4-163. Snacks provided!
  • Explorations in Management - What You Can Do With a Major, a Minor, or a Course: 1-2p in 4-163
  • Course 11 Walking Tour: meet at 2:30pm in 9-217. Join faculty and students from Course 11 to explore Boston from a planning perspective. Refreshments provided. Email to sign up!
  • First Year/Alumni Mixer: 6-8pm in W20-Twenty Chimneys. Join us for a first year student-only mixer with local alumni! We’ll have a presentation on the Alumni Advisors Hub, a powerful tool that allows you to find and connect with alumni in every field, followed by time to network with the participating alumni (Course 2, 6-2, 7, 8, 14, & 16). Free dinner will be provided. RSVP here:

Thursday, January 31:

  • Environment & Sustainability Minor Info Session: 12-1p in 4-153. Lunch provided! RSVP to
  • Math, Physics, and Computer Science Panel (Courses 6, 8, & 18): 1-2p in 4-163. Snacks provided!
  • Choice of Major - Drop in hours with Associate Advisors: 2-4p in 7-103. Snacks provided!

Friday, February 1:

  • CEE mini-UROP Poster Session: 12-2p in 32G-401. Students interested in learning more about Course 1 are invited to attend a poster session showcasing first-year student research in the department. mini-UROP will summarize the research they conducted in a number of CEE labs over IAP and share their experiences. Lunch will be served. RSVP here:
  • Choice of Major - Drop in hours with Associate Advisors: 1-3p in 7-103. Snacks provided!
  • Computational Urban Science Workshop - Final Project Review: 2-4p in 9-451.Introduction to novel interactive engagement tools for the study and design of cities, blending software with playful mediums such as Lego bricks or modeling clay. Students learn how to formulate and develop interactive simulations of complex urban systems representing a diversity of stakeholders. Lectures include case studies of real-world interactive simulations developed for research and practice. Tentative plans for spring break international travel for study of computational urban development and related fieldwork with industry partners. Seasoned professionals offer project-based tutorials in Processing, a flexible software sketchbook for coding in the context of visual arts. Final projects are completed as individuals or teams in a competition format, judged by a panel of Urban Science faculty. Event Website: