Community News – September 18, 2017

Week of September 18, 2017

The following announcements are as of September 15.

Events and Seminars

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 20: Undergrads –  January Scholars in France – travel to Paris over IAP, Jan. 2-17, 2018, info session and dinner, 5:00 p.m. in 14N-217. [Details]

September 20: MIT-EAPS Lecture: “What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?” 4:00 p.m., 54-100(LL) [Details]

September 21: MIT.nano Tool Talks: Next Generation Electron Microscopy! [Details]

September 21: “Technology, Leadership, and the Courage of Conviction” Dr. Hector Ruiz, Former Chairman and CEO, Advanced Mirco Devices. [Details]

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

September 25: Grad Students, Putnam Associates Info Session (Ace the Case Workshop) at MIT. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. [Details]

September 25: Estee Lauder info session, 5:00-7:00 p.m. apply through CareerBridge.

September 27:The Road To Mars” Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX, 4:00 p.m. in 10-250.

September 27: Career Fair Week – “Coffee Chat” Get to Know ExxonMobil. 7:00 p.m. 4-270.

September 29: Student Clean Energy Symposium 2017, at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. [Details]

September 30 – October 1: 2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering (CHEME-2017) – Dubai. (Paper due 9/16) [Details]

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 3: Grad Students: “Young Professionals Seminar – Effective Communication…” 5:00 p.m. in 46-3189.[Details]

October 3: AIChE Industrial Networking Information Session. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in 66-110.

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

October 6: Grad Students, 4th annual Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions conference at Westfield State University. Interested? contact

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

November 6: Graduate Education in Medical Sciences info. Sessions, 10:00 am, in E25-401 . [Details]

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

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Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

October 4: Undergrads –  Kick-Start Your Career with UPOP. [Details]

October 20: Application due for PKG funded fellowships for IAP ’18 Applications for IAP projects. [Details]

Estee Lauder: Full-time and internship positions. Contact Eric Xu at

Sikes Lab:  Three UROP opportunities [Details]

Course 1: Two UROP opportunities. [Details]

For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

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]

REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress): Feeling stressed? We are here to help. Email: | Website: