Community News – Week of April 3, 2023

Week of April 3, 2023

The following announcements are as of March 31.

Events and Seminars

April 3: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Tianyi (Herry) Jin, “Bio-inspired Random Heteropolymers”

April 3-9: Graduate Student Appreciation Week. [schedule of events]

April 4: Fireside chat: Shared Sisterhood with Dr. Tina Opie, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., E51-115. [Details]

April 4: Biotech & Policy Seminar Series, Dr. Chris Austin – Flagship Pioneering. 4:30 p.m., 4-145. [Details]

April 4: The Koch Institute: SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Anchor Management. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. [Details]

April 6: Virtual lecture on Grad Student & Postdoc Well-Being, Dr. John Lloyd, 3:00 p.m. [Details]

April 7: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Directed Evolution of New Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors for Clinical Gene Therapy, Prof. David Schaffer, Univ. of California at Berkeley

April 7: SP’s Presidential Lecture with Lupe Fiasco, 6:00 p.m., NW86. [RSVP]

April 10: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Victoria Gomerdinger, “Layer-by-Layer Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery to Ovarian Cancer and Immune Cells”
– Kexin (Charlotte) Dai, “Accelerated Small Angle Neutron Scattering Algorithms for Polymeric Materials”

April 11: Graduate Student Poster Expo – receive feedback from MIT Comm Lab & your peers! [Details]

April 12: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science, 5:00 p.m., 10-222. [Register]

April 14: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
Biological Circuit Integration and Synthetic Memory – Bottom-Up Design of Intelligent Chassis Cells“, Prof. Corey J. Wilson, Georgia Tech.

April 15: Grad Gala 2023, 7:00 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston. [Get Tickets]

April 18: Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) Symposium. [Register]

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

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

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

Thesis Defense&

April 5: Keith Cheah (Wittrup & Raines Lab), 2:00 p.m., in 76-156 & zoom link will be provided.
Protein-based Degrader Strategies Against Oncogenic RAS

April 6: Joy Zeng (Wittrup Lab), 1:00 p.m., in 2-105 & zoom link will be provided.
Traversing Catalytic Contexts for Interrogation and Design of Carbon Conversion Electrocatalysis

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

April 7: Application due for Eloranta Summer Undergrad Research Fellowships. [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

April 7: Application due for SQM Lithium Ventures’ Global Accelerator Program & Venture Fund. [Details]

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

D-Lab Spring Class: Applications of Energy in Global Development. [Details]

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

Graduate Classes & Workshops on Technical Leadership for 2023. [Details]

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

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect: [Upcoming events]

MIT Medical: Wellness support for students, in-person and virtual activities. [Details]

MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees – Volunteer tutors wanted. [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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