Community Lunch– 3/29


You’re Invited!

BGSA’s next monthly “The Community Lunch” series is on Wednesday, March 29, 12pm-1:30pm, in the BSU Lounge (50-105).

Christ D. Richmond is currently a Senior Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where his research is in the areas of detection and parameter estimation theory, sensor array and multichannel (SAM) signal processing, radar/sonar signal processing, information theory and communications.  He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from MIT and is the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Fellowship, the Alan Berman Research Publications Award, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on SAM Signal Processing, and as the Technical Chairman for the Adaptive Sensor Array Processing Workshop at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  He was a Visiting Lecturer and Associate of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University where he taught a graduate course on Information Theory during the Fall of 2014 and 2015.

Lunch will be served. Open to the entire MIT community.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE).

Film Screening: “An American Ascent”

The MIT Outing Club and MIT Black Graduate Student Association are pleased to bring you
FREE and Public screening of
“An American Ascent” (
on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm in MIT Building 26-100 (
AN AMERICAN ASCENT documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali (aka Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak), while shedding light on the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America’s wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of 20,237ft Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” – challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America’s biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.