Community News – Week of April 13, 2020

Week of April 13, 2020

The following announcements are as of April 10.

COVID-19MIT Campus Updates and Guidance Website

Events and Seminars

April 13: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. [zoom link will be emailed]
– Nidhi Juthani, “Amplification Techniques for Multiplexed miRNA Detection”
– Kevin Fox, “Co-Utilization of a Sugar Mixture for the Production of D-Glycerate in Escherichia coli”

April 14, 16: A student webinar series from MIT.nano [Details]

April 27: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. [zoom link will be emailed]
– Yining Hao, “Screening for H2O2-Mediated Cancer Therapeutics using a Genetically-Encoded Probe of Human Peroxiredoxin-2”
– Justin Paloni, “Protein-Polymer Conjugate Arrays for Enhanced Biosensor Sensitivity and Selectivity”
– Helen Yao, “Quantifying Protein-Polymer Interactions in Semidilute Solution”

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

Thesis Defense

April 13: Joseph Brady (Love Group), 1:00 p.m. [Zoom link will be emailed]
A Multi-Omics Approach to Improving Productivity of Therapeutic Proteins in Pichia pastoris (Komagataella phaffii)

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

April 15: Application due for IDDEAS@MITSloan, two-day immersion program for undergrads considering academic career (June 11-12) [Details]

May 1: Application due for MIT Professional Education Advanced Study Program [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Application period is extended for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) [Details]

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

Other Announcements

GradRat Committee: Balfour is currently offering 25% off plus a free gift for any orders placed this month (April 2020). (Rings would be directly shipped to you once completed.) The free gift is a Kendra Scott necklace. Please reach out if you have questions about sizing:

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

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