Community News – Week of April 26, 2021

Weeks of April 26, 2021

The following announcements are as of April 23.

Important Update: Temporary Funding to Accommodate Doctoral Student Research Advisor Transitions in Chemical Engineering. [Read more]

Events and Webinars

April 26: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
– Allen Jiang, “Development of a Self-Adjuvanting mRNA Vaccine Platform Technology against COVID-19”

April 28: MIT Career Advising & Development event for grad students & postdocs, 1:30 p.m. [Details]

April 29: MITEI special seminar with Secretary Katie Theoharides. 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. [Register]

April 30: GWiChE and WIC+ Panel on Anti-Asian Racism. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. [Register]

April 30: Cheme Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. virtual event, link will be emailed.
In Situ Electrochemical Insight into Redoxactive Macromolecular Radicals for Metal-free Batteries, Prof. Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University

April 30: IDDS seminar: “Paths from Research to Impact – A year of collaborative research on COVID-19”. [Details]

May 3: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Virtual event, link will be emailed.
– Huanhuan Tian, “Separation by Shock Electrodialysis”
– Deepak Subramanian, “Developing Methods of Selective, Location-specific Drug Delivery in the Gastrointestinal Tract”
– Grace Noel, “Flexible Piezoelectric Fiber Enabling Fabric-based Microphones”

May 6: Warren K. Lewis Lecture, 12:00 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
– Title: TBA, Prof. Howard A. Stone, Princeton University

May 17: MIT Earth Data Challenge with $10K in Prizes. [Details]

MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing: Registration for Winter Wellbeing Series is now open. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

May 3: Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom (Braatz Group) 9:30 a.m., virtual event, link will be emailed
– “Fault Detection and Identification of Large-scale Dynamical Systems

May 7: Dimitrios Fraggedakis (Bazant Group), 10:00 a.m., virtual event, link will be emailed
– “Electrochemical and Transport Processes in Ion Intercalation Materials

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 31: Application due, Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) postdoc fellowship. [Details]

Malta Inc.: Modeling and Simulation Internship. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is hiring student fellows! [Details]

Form Energy: Apply for Internship in Reactor Modeling. [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Apply for the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. [Details]

Command Education Job Opportunity for Seniors. [Details]

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

MIT PKG Center: Social impact internships: paid undergrad internships.[Details]

The MIT Career and Professional Development Office has a helpful COVID-19 FAQs. Online resources.

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

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

Other Announcements

April 26: Paper submission due for 2021 3rd MIT A+B Applied Energy Conference to be held in August. [Details]

April 30: Application due for Dow – 2021 BEST Symposium. [Details]

Purdue Engineering: Undergrads, learn about grad school – free events on May 14. [Details]

MIT Toastmasters Clubs: Grad students, practice your presentations & improve your communication skills. [Details]

Too hot? Too cold? Just right? We want to know! [Survey of Thermal Comfort on the MIT Campus]

MIT GradRat Ring: Sign up for a 1 on 1 ring consultation with Balfour staff. [Details]

MIT SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics): Call for student seminar abstract. [Details]

Community Wellness: Support and wellness programs for student. [Details]

MIT Press Journal Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19) Volunteer Opportunities. [Details and Application]

MIT Engineering Leadership Program: check out course offerings for grad students. [Details]

1st Yr. Students: ChemE has a team of juniors & seniors with diverse interests to answer your questions! [Details]

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect: open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff. [Events]

STEMxx Chats Community: For women in STEM. [Details]

MIT Martin Trust Center: Online tutoring 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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