Community News – Week of August 3, 2020

Week of August 3, 2020

The following announcements are as of July 31.

Congratulations to our newest PhDs, Albert Tianxiang Liu (7/27) and Ryan Gillis (7/30)

Virtual Events and Webinars

August 4: Solving from Anywhere “Corporate Innovation to Solve World Challenges” 12p.m. [Register]

August 5: MIT’s Day of Dialogue. [Register]

August 6: LSE Virtual Conference on Oncology & Immuno-Oncology. [Details]

August 10, 13: Grad Students, workshop on blog writing. [Details]

August 12: “Applying Ginkgo’s Platform to the COVID-19 Response” 12:00 p.m. [Register]

August 14: Graduate students & postdocs: “Navigating the Academic Job Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic” panel discussion. 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m. [Register]

August 14: MATLAB & Simulink: Free Summer Webinar Series. [Details]

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 3: Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos (Van Vliet & Anderson Group), 3:00 p.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Engineering Myelination In Vitro

August 4: Jonathan Chou (Hammond Group), 3:00 p.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Engineering Nanolayers for Localized Delivery of siRNA

August 7: Helen Yao (Olsen Group), 1:00 p.m. (Virtual Defense – link will be emailed)
Driving Forces of Self-Assembly in Protein-Polymer Bioconjugates

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

August 3: Info session: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs has a paid temporary STEM opportunity and is currently seeking remote instructors, teaching assistants, and facilitators for the online SEED Program. [Details]

Undergrads: Seeking supplemental summer opportunities? Explore Summer Startup Matching and Inclusive Innovation Grant Programs

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

Students and postdocs: Check out the newly developed MIT Summer Opportunities & Resources page.

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

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!

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

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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