Community News – September 11, 2017

Week of September 11, 2017

The following announcements are as of September 8.

Events and Seminars

September 11: Undergraduate Seminar Series, Inaugural Lecture: “The Edison of Medicine: Robert Langer’s Quest to Solve Global Health Challenges using Biotechnology” Prof. Langer, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.

September 12: First Sidney Pacific Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture of the academic year, “Innovation Anytime, Anyplace by Anybody”. [RSVP]

September 13: ChemE Undergrads: ChemE Comm Lab Ice Cream Party – Come find out what we can do for your job applications and interview skills. 3:30-5:00 pm, in 66-201.

September 15: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
– “Optimization of Energy Systems: At the Interface of Data, Modeling, and Decision-Making”, Victor Zavala, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

September 15: MIT Language Conversation event – Karaoke Kickoff (7 p.m. in the Bush Room)

September 18: ChemE Communication Lab: Career Bootcamp! Bring your resumes, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in 66-110. [Details]

September 20: GCWS’s Feminist Unbound Speaker Series begins. [Details]

September 25: MIT Language Conversation Language Lunch (12 p.m. in the Bush Room)

October 2: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
Nian Liu, “Understanding lipid synthesis through Metabolic Flux Analysis for enhanced biodiesel production”
Naveed Ali Bakh, “Development and Use of Modeling Techniques and Continuous Biomolecule Detection Towards Informing Clinical Decisions”

October 5: MIT Entrepreneurship Speakers Series, Jocko Willink, “Technology Startups as the Business World’s Navy SEALs” [Details]

October 11: Materials Day 2017. [Details] (poster registration due October 6)

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

Thesis Defense


See ChemE calendar for more events >>

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

September 15: Application due for MIT-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship. [Details]

Sikes Lab:  Three UROP opportunities [Details]

Course 1: Two UROP opportunities. [Details]

See Career Advice and Support page for more listings and career related workshops >>

Other Announcements

September 12: Application due for poster and demo – MIT Energy Night (10/13). [Details]

September 14: Applications are due for “Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering” A National Award Symposium for Undergraduate Researchers [Details]

September 29: Application due for 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. [Application Details]

Dr. Jeff Siirola’s on-line course on “Industrial Chemical Technology” is now available.

New Interdisciplinary Program for Undergrads.  [Minor in Polymers and Soft Matter]

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