Community News – Week of August 24, 2020

Week of August 24, 2020

The following announcements are as of August 21.

Virtual Events and Webinars

August 26: BioMaking Solutions Seminar, “Rapid Development & EUA Approval of the Sherlock SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid Test” [Register]

September 6: Application due for East Coast Regional Datathon – a data science competition, $25k in cash prizes. [Details]

MIT Technology Review: EmTech Online Conference (October 19-22) [Register]

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

Thesis Defense

August 31: Kevin Fox (Prather Group), 2:00 p.m. – virtual defense – link will be emailed
Carbon Catabolite Repression Relaxation: Approaches for Sugar Co-Utilization in Escherichia Coli

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

November 2: Application due for DoD National Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. [Details]

Akatech: Check out current career opportunities listed around the world. [Details]

The MIT Career and Professional Development Office has a helpful COVID-19 FAQ section for those seeking jobs or internships. Explore their 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

September 1: Poster abstract due for Targeting Metabesity 2020 (10/12-15) [Details]

September 14: National Funding Foundation, Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. [Details]

Become an iREFS to offer confidential, peer-to-peer conflict management coaching and support to graduate students at MIT! Email

Practice Presentations Online – Check out Toastmasters Clubs @ MIT. [Details]

First Year Students: ChemE has a team of juniors and seniors with diverse interests who want to answer your questions! Please reach out!

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

Asia-pacific Conference on Oil and Gas Webinar to be held on Sept. 28-29 [Registration is now open]

Show your MIT pride in our community mosaic! Submit your photo! [Details]

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

REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress): Feeling stressed? We are here to help.
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