An important message from MIT Alumni Association:

Each week, we will be writing to highlight activities that might be of interest and where you might be able to lend your unique talents and perspectives. These will be added to an MITAA web page of relevant virtual events, volunteer opportunities, ways to give, and more. At the end of this note are three initiatives that would benefit from alumni/ae involvement.

If you’re interested, below are some additional areas where you can offer support:

Participate in an active MIT community response effort
Managed by the MIT Innovation Initiative, the Covid-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard is an online platform that curates the many efforts underway to activate and engage the MIT community in urgent problem solving regarding the pandemic.

Help find solutions toward ensuring health and safety
MIT Solve has launched a Health Security & Pandemics Challenge seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak like Covid-19, and prevent or mitigate future outbreaks by strengthening health systems. Alumni/ae can join the movement by offering ideas, reviewing solutions, supporting Solver teams, giving, and helping to share the word.

Use your mind, hand, and heart to help our local and global communities
The Institute’s Priscilla King Gray Center for Public Service, in partnership with the MIT Alumni Association, is holding an April 9 webinar for the MIT community-at-large to share ideas and resources to support our regional communities around the US and the globe, and to help efforts to combat the impacts of Covid-19. This virtual event offers community-informed perspectives on how we can support our neighbors and each other. RSVP for the MIT community-at-large webinar on April 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Please continue to visit MIT’s Covid-19 Info Center for key Institute updates and subscribe to the MIT Daily email newsletter for an overview of MIT’s response and research during this unprecedented time.