Community News – September 25, 2017

Week of September 25, 2017

The following announcements are as of September 22.

Events and Seminars

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 26: Grad students – OGE Financial Literacy Workshop Series begins. 12:00-1:00pm in 68-181. [Details]

September 26: MIT Energy Club launch, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Building 50. [Details]

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 28: MIT Sloan PhD Program to host a DocNet Recruiting Forum. [Details]

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 2: Application due for MIT India Conference (April 8).  [Details]

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 5: Stroud International Information Session, 6:30-8:30pm 3-370 . [Details]

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

October 6: Free – Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions Conference, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. [Details]

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

October 12: MIT @ IBM information session. [Details]

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 >>

Thesis Defense

October 2: Ryan Shaw (Hatton Group), “Modeling and Design for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Capture Systems” 2:00 p.m., 66-360.

October 5: Lionel Lam (Love group), “Single-cell analysis of tumor-infiltrating immune cells” 11:00 a.m., 76-156.

See ChemE calendar for more events >>

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]

October 20: Application due for Luce Scholars Program fellowship. [Details]

Millennium Space Systems: Externship application is now open. [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]

September 29: Application due for fall MIT Sandbox. [Details]

October 13: Application due for OGE Graduate Student Life Grant. [Details]

Fuels Institute: 2018 University Case Competition Application is open. [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: