Community News – Week of April 25, 2022

Week of April 25, 2022

The following announcements are as of April 22.

Events and Webinars

April 25: ChemE Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Blake Johnson, “Catalytic implications of confined solvent ensembles within Lewis acidic zeolites”
– Narumi Wong, “Design for Sensitizing Silicon Photovoltaics using Singlet Fission”
– Dousabel May Yi Tay, “A Systematic Model-based Approach to Engineering Vertical Flow Assays”

April 25: Grad Students Arts Showcase, at Student Center, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. [Details]

April 25: Starr Forum: “The Collapse of the Soviet Empire & the Seeds of the New European War.” 12:00 p.m. [Register]

April 26: Inclusive Mentoring Workshop for UROP supervisors, 3:00 p.m. [Zoom]

April 27: SpaceTech 2022 (In-person or virtual) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. [Register]

April 27: Salary Negotiation 101 Event, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Register]

April 29: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m., 66-110 & livestream link will be shared on the day of the seminar
Engineering the Interfacial Friction of Soft Materials“, Lilian Hsiao, North Carolina State University

April 29: Open-mic event about identity for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM SLAM). [Register]

April 30: MIT Graduate Student Gala, New England Aquarium. 7:00 p.m. [Tickets]

May 2: ChemE Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Pushkal Sharma (Chakraborty Lab), Sungyun Yang (Strano Lab)

May 5: Solve at MIT, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kresge Auditorium [Register]

May 6: Lewis Lecture, 3:30 p.m., 32-123.
– “Emergent Discovery – From Scientific Leaps to Breakthrough Medicines”, Noubar Afeyan, Flagship Pioneering

May 7: GSC Duck Boat Tour for Grad Students, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

April 25: Celestine Hong (Hammond and Olsen Labs), 1:30 p.m., 76-156, and zoom link will be provided on the day of the defense, “Engineering Materials for Non-Compressible Torso Hemorrhage and Internal Bleeding

April 29: Cynthia Ni (Prather Lab), 10:30 a.m., E17-517 and zoom link will be provided on the day of the defense, “Multiplexed Transcriptional Control Strategies for Biosynthesis from Mixed Substrates in Escherichia Coli

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

UROPs, Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 22: Application due for Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar. [Details]

UROP: Summer 2022, the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium. [Details]

C-Zero: Hydrogen Energy startup company is hiring for engineering positions in Santa Barbara, CA. [Details]

DxLab Inc is seeking a Research Associate. [Details]

Robert Bosch LLC: Computational Material Science Internship position. [Details]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs – hiring instructors & mentors for MOSTEC 2022! [Details]

Wind Energy Technologies Office Research Fellowship. [Apply now]

PureTech Health: Open position, Senior Manager – External Innovation. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS): Open positions for student fellows! [Details]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: Now hiring part-time instructors & mentors. [Details]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

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

Other Announcements

April 30: Application due for Dow 2022 BEST Symposium. [Apply]

May 1: Application due for the fall 2022 Advanced Study Programs. [Details]

May 5: Application due for MIT Energy & Climate Club Leadership positions. (meeting on 4/26) [Detials]

May 16: Application due for J-WAFS Travel Grant for Stockholm World Water Week. [Details]

September 23: Application due for Future Leaders event at NCSU. [Details]

GSC Academic, Research and Careers – seeking new chairs! [Apply]

Ethics for Engineers: the course will be offered in the fall of 2022. [Website]

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]

SERC Scholars Program: Undergraduate research opportunity. [Details]

Grad Students: Didja know about GradLink? [Details]

TA Peer Mentoring Program for non-native English speakers. [Register]

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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