Community News for the week of April 22, 2024

Week of April 22, 2024

The following announcements are as of April 19.

Events and Seminars

April 22: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. 66-110
– Jennifer Fang, “Spatial Multiplexing and Quantitative miRNA Detection of Plant Tissue using Nanoliter Well Arrays”
– Yash Samantaray, “Electrochemically-resolved Acoustic Emissions for Li-ion Batteries”
– Alexis Dubs, “Continuous Manufacturing Testbed Development for a Monoclonal Antibody Production Process”

April 22: Earth Day Colloquium with Ani Dasgupta, World Resources Institute. 12:30 – 1:30pm, 54-100. [Details]

April 23: Participatory Budgeting panel + dinner, hosted by Science Policy Initiative, 6:00 p.m. [Details]

April 25: SERC Workshop: Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer of Microsoft. 5:45 p.m., 51 Vassar St, 45-230 [Register]

April 25: MIT Campus Decarbonization Forum Round Table, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m, W20-201. [Details]

April 25: GSC Sustain Meeting and Elections, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 50-220 (GSC Office) [Details]

April 25: Petting Zoo and Meditation Wellness Event, 11:00 am in Kresge Oval. [Sign-up]

May 3: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
“Towards DNA-Free Synthetic Biology: Protein Circuits and RNA Sensors”, Xiaojing Gao, Stanford University

May 13: ChemE Awards Ceremony, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110. [Details]

April/May: Spring MITEC Student Seminar Series. 12:00 p.m. in 66-168. [Signup]

June 23-28: The Twenty-Fourth International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

April 25: Devashish Gokhale (Doyle Lab), 2:30 p.m., E17-517 & zoom link will be emailed
Sustainable Hydrogels for Water Treatment

April 29: Kevin Greenman (Green & Bombarelli Labs), 9:00 a.m., 6-104 & zoom link will be emailed
“Optical Property Prediction and Molecular Discovery through Multi-Fidelity Deep Learning and Computational Chemistry”

April 29: Grant Knappe (Bathe Lab), 1:00 p.m., 66-360 & zoom link will be emailed
Development of a Structural Nucleic Acid Delivery Vector Technology

April 30: K’yal Rasean Bannister (Prather Lab), 10:00 a.m., E17-517 and zoom link will be emailed
Novel Pathway Design for Biopolymer Building Block Production

April 30: Mary Agnes Joens (Swan, McKinley, & Doyle Labs), 2:00 p.m., 66-360 and zoom link will be emailed
Modeling the Motion of Solid Objects Immersed in Viscoelastic Fluids

April 30: Luciano Santollani (Wittrup & Irvine Labs), 2:30 p.m., 76-156 and zoom link will be emailed
Engineering Cytokine Immunotherapies via Cell Surface Targeting

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

April 30: Application due for the 2024 Exxon Mobil LOFT Fellowship Opportunity. [Details]

MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, & Science: Paid instructor & TA positions. [Details]

MIT Graduate Community Fellow: [See current positions and apply]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS): open position for student sustainability researchers. [Details]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

See listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions>>

Other Announcements

April 30: Application due for Dow 2024 BEST Symposium. [Details]

May 1: Application due for J-WAFS Grant for Transforming Animal Agriculture Systems. [Details]

May 1: Application due for MCSC Climate & Sustainability Scholars Program for Undergrad. [Details]

May 6: Application due for J-WAFS Travel Grants for Water Conferences. [Details]

May 21: Application due to attend GREAT Symposium in June (virtual). [Details]

May 31: Application due for Asian Deans’ Forum ’24 – The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop. [Details]

MIT Solve: Apply to help select 2024 Solver Teams. [Details]

MIT Energy and Climate Club: Present your energy research at a MITEC seminar. [Signup]

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund: Info sessions and application [Details]

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect: Language Conversation Exchange events. [See Calendar]

Spring 2024 MIT Energy & Climate Club Launchpad. [Undergraduate Application]

D-Lab Energy: Introduction to Energy in Global Development. [Register now!]

Food@MIT Guide: How to access healthy & affordable food at MIT. [Details]

Student Support Services (S3): Help in an accessible & respectful environment. [virtual & walk-in locations]

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub: Signup to connect with MIT alumni for career conversations. [Details]

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