Community News – Week of April 17, 2023

Week of April 17, 2023

The following announcements are as of April 14.

Events and Seminars

April 18: Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) Symposium, 8:00 a.m. [Register]

April 18: MIT Values Worskhops, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Register]

April 18: Ivy+ Just-In-Time Virtual Job & Internship Fair, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. [Details]

April 18: Grad Students: Open Conversation Series: Measure success with your own dial. 12:30 p.m., 10-105. [Details]

April 18: Computational and Systems Biology Seminar. 1:00 p.m., 68-180.

April 19: Textile Trends: Sustainability Careers Panel, virtual event, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Register]

April 19: MITei Earth Day Colloquium with Senator Mike Barrett. 5:15 p.m. Wong Auditorium. [Details]

April 19: 3rd Annual MIT Research Slam event, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Details]

April 19: History of Race in America, 5:00 p.m., E19-202. [Register by 4/17)

April 21: Seminar: Low-Carbon and More Sustainable Materials for Construction, Prof. Holmer Savastano Jr., University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2pm in 66-360

April 21: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Life in a Tight Spot: How Bacteria Navigate Crowded Spaces“, Prof. Sujit S. Datta, Princeton Univ.

April 22: Free NSF-Sponsored Faculty-Development Workshop, Boston College. [Details]

April 23: MITei: Working the Energy Transition Conference. [Details]

April 24: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Bhabish Dinakar, “Electric Fields Govern Solvent Effects in Lewis-acidic Zeolite Catalysis”
– Arjav Shah, “Nanopore Tomography for Robust and Efficient Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing”
– Jonathan Zheng, “Predicting Solvation Phenomena of Ionic Solutes”

April 26: Graduate Students & Postdocs: MIT Climate & Energy Ventures Happy Hour. 5:15 p.m. [Details]

April 26: Grad students: The Nuts & Bolts of Asking for a Recommendation Letter. 4:00 p.m. [Register]

April 28: Undergraduate Seminar Series: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 66-360
How My ChemE Education Shaped My Non-Cheme Career“, Paige Omura ’17

May 18-19: MIT/Harvard/Northeastern Ethics of Technology Conference. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Details]

June 23: 21st Annual Koch Institute Symposium, “Cancer Vaccines”.  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., W16. [Details]

June 26: Bristol Myers Squibb Women in Chemical Engineering Event. [Register]

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

Thesis Defense&

April 18: Naveen Arunachalam (Kulik Lab), 9:00 a.m., 32-141 and zoom link will be emailed
Autonomous First-Principles of Design of Transition Metal Complexes

April 18: Chen (Emily) Song (Rutledge Lab), 10:00 a.m., E17-517 and zoom link will be emailed
Fabrication of Electrospun Anti-fouling Membranes for Emulsified Oil-water Separation

April 24: Brandon Michael Johnston (Hammond Lab), 2:00 p.m., 76-156, zoom link will be emailed
Development of Dendritic Polymers as a Modular Drug Delivery Platform for Avascular Tissues

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

April 23: Application due for the Summer Teaching Fellow for Experiential Ethics. [Details]

April 30: Application due MCSC Climate & Sustainability Scholars Program. [Details]

MIT Graduate Community Fellow: [See current positions and apply]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS): open position for student sustainability researchers. [Details]

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See listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions>>

Other Announcements

April 17: Application will open for the ChemE Rising Stars Workshop for Women. [Details]

June 21-23: TEE Conference in MIT and Harvard University. [Registration is open]

MIT Energy and Climate Club (MITEC): Graduate students sign up to present your research. [Details]

MIT Community Wellness: Performance coaching workshops and mindfulness mini-course. [Details]

Food@MIT Guide: How to access healthy and affordable food at MIT. [Details]

Student Support Services (S3): Help in an accessible & respectful environment. [virtual & walk-in locations]

MIT Martin Trust Center: Online tutoring is open to all MIT students who want to make things. [Details]

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

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