Community News – Week of April 24, 2023

Weeks of April 24, 2023

The following announcements are as of April 21.

Events and Seminars

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 25: Learn about Biotech & Policy from Ropes & Gray LLP & MRCT Center, 5:30 p.m. Free dinner. [Details]

April 26: Grad 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 26: Movie Screening Invitation: Zwigato with Nandita Das. 7:00 p.m. in 26-100. [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

April 28, May 12: MITEC Speaker Series. [Details]

May 1: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Sneha Kabaria, “Harnessing Reecombinase-mediated Editing and Antisense Transcription for Tuning Gene Expression Levels and Noise”
– Brittany Lende, “Dissecting the role of MAPK in Highly Efficient Cellular Reprogramming”

May 5: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants,
Prof. Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley

May 9: MITei event: Energy innovation for a net-zero future. 5:30 p.m. in 32-123. [Register]

May 15: Department Award Ceremony, 3:00 p.m., 66-110, (Dessert Reception to Follow in 66-201)

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 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 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]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

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

Other Announcements

May 15: Application due 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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