Community News, May 1, 2017

Week of May 1, 2017

The following announcements are as of April 28.

Events and Seminars

May 1: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110

May 1: MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night. [Details]

May 2: Graduate Students: ChemE and MSE PhD Seminar hosted by Exponent. [Details]

May 2: Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize Final Event and Award Ceremony. Admission is Free. [Details]

May 2: New GSC series, “Profs on Tap!” 5:30pm: John Hansman (Dept of Aero/Astro): [Register]

May 2 – 3: Facilitating Effective Research, luncheon series for grad student UROP mentors. 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. [RSVP to]

May 4: CDO Alumni Ardavan Oskooi, Founder & CEO of Simpetus, will be hosting an info session from 12-1 PM in 2-105.

May 4: IMES Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Todd Coleman of UC San Diego.  [Details]

May 5: Warren K. Lewis Lectureship in Chemical Engineering: “The Next Frontier of Optimization in the Process Industries – Asset Optimization: Opportunities and Challenges“, Antonio J. Pietri, President and CEO, Aspen Technology, 3:00 p.m., 66-110.

May 5: Graduate Students, application are due for The MIT Sandbox program. [Details]

May 8: Special Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 6-120, refreshments starting at 11:45 a.m.

The Science of Materials: Impactful Solutions to Big Global Challenges
Dr. A.N. Sreeram, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

May 8: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110

  • Ryan Shaw, “Scale-up and Modeling of Electrochemically Mediated Amine Recovery for CO2 Capture”
  • John Barton, “Understanding Mass Transfer Losses in a Redox Flow Battery”

May 8: New GSC series, “Profs on Tap!” 5:30pm: Amy Keating (Depts of Biology, Biological Engineering). [Register]

May 8 – 10: Solve at MIT! [Register to Volunteer]

May 11-12: LIDS Smart Urban Infrastructures Workshop. [Free. Register]

May 23:  MassChallenge 2017 Finalists Announcement. [Details]

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

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

Thesis Defense

May 3: Alexander Bourque (Rutledge Group), “Molecular Modeling of Polymer Crystallization and the Effect of Nucleating Agents” 10 a.m., E17-517.

May 4: Bomy Lee Chung (Langer Group), “Theranostic Nanoparticles for the Management of Inflammatory Diseases and Conditions“, 3:30 p.m., 66-360.

May 5: Chibueze V. Amanchukwu (Hammond Group), “Probing of Reaction Mechanisms, and Development of Polymeric Materials for Lithium-Air Batteries” 1:00 p.m., 76-156.

May 9: Kevin Kauffman (Anderson Group), “Optimization and Analysis of Lipid Nanoparticles for in vivo mRNA Delivery” 11:00 a.m., 76-156.

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 7: Application due for Connect to ClearView-Consultant Immersion Program. [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]

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]

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]

English Language Studies program has six courses to offer international students. [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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