Community News, May 22, 2017

Week of May 22, 2017

The following announcements are as of May 19.

Events and Seminars

May 23:  MassChallenge 2017 Finalists Announcement. [Details]

May 25: Launch of Sense.nano: MIT.nano’s first Center of Excellence Conference. [Details]

May 25: NEMPA MIT Technology Conference – free event. [Details]

May 25: MIT Biotech Group CRO Panel. [RSVP]

May 26: Application due for the New England Future Faculty Workshop for Women in STEM Fields. [Details]

June 8: MIT Sea Grant Open House from 2:00-4:00. [Details]

See ChemE calendar for more listing of events and seminars >>

Thesis Defense

May 22: Benjamin M. Woolston (Gregory Stephanopoulos Group), “Enabling C1-Based Bioconversion through Metabolic Engineering” 10:00 a.m., 66-110

May 22: Lu Yang (Jensen Group), “Quantitative Modeling and Characterization of Hydrodynamics and Transport in Multiphase Microreactors” 10:00 a.m., 66-360

May 23: Siwon Choi (Han and Gleason Group), “Microfluidic Engineering of Water Purification” 10:00 a.m., 36-462

May 23: Jennifer Lewis (Roman Group), “Synthesis and Study of Zeolites with Lewis Acid and Base Sites for the Cooperative Activation of Organic Oxygenates” 2:00 p.m., 56-114

May 23: Sue Zanne Tan (Prather Group), “Dynamic Regulation of Pathways by Down-regulating Competing Enzymes” 2:30 p.m., E17-517

May 24: Mikhil Ranka (Hatton Group), “Conformational Investigations of a Model Polyzwitterion and Its Applications in Oil Recovery” 12:00p.m., 56-114

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative: Apply for fellowships now! [Details]

Undergraduate Students: IvyEdge is seeking SAT prep and college application consultants. [Details]

June 2: Graduate students: Cabot Student Materials Research Forum(6/2). Application due 4/30. [Details]

MassCEC Internship Program – summer 2017 session open for enrollment. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability: Paid Sustainability Fellowships for summer 2017. [Details]

MIT Graduating PhD & Postdocs seeking academic positions: See SoE’s resources. [Details]

American Industrial Partners: Full-time positions for 2017 graduating students. [Details]

Boehringer Ingelheim: Summer internships in Material and Analytics Sciences Department. [Details]

Fresenius: Summer internship in Germany. [Details]

Insight Data Science and Engineering Fellowships for 2017. [Details]

Intern in Africa this Summer! [Details]

Johnson Matthey: Graduate leadership rotational programme for graduating seniors. [Details]

MIT Public Service Fellowship Opportunities. [Details]

National Research Council of the National Academies. [Fellowship Programs and Application deadlines]

Shell Technology Center Bangalore: Internship in India. [Details]

SynBio: Open positions for PhDs/Postdocs. [Website]

Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Apply for summer internship on Career website. [Details]

Zaiput Summer Internship Opportunity. [Details]

Other Announcements

August 1: Early Bird Registration for the BIG Pitch Collegiate Competition. [Details]

Insight Fellowships: Now accepting applications. [Details]

STAT Madness, a bracket-style contest to find the best innovation in science and medicine. [Details]

MIT Energy Club is accepting applications for next year’s leadership team. [Details]

3rd Global Grand Challenges Summit – July 18 to 20 in Washington DC. [Register]

UC Berkeley: Process design summer course. [Details]

The GREEN Program – 20 spots available for Hawaii Program (June 13-26). [Details]

MIT ODGE: Financial Literacy for Graduate Students. [Details]

MIT Veteran Students: check out campus resources for veterans. [Details]

MISTI: Take your MIT education abroad. [Details]

Peer2Peer student support service – Need someone to listen? Do you want to support your peers? [Details]

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