Community News – Week of August 31, 2020

Week of August 31, 2020

The following announcements are as of August 28.

Events and Webinars

August 31: Registration Day!

August 31: Graduate Students Town Hall Meeting. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. zoom link will be emailed.

August 31: Sophomore Orientation, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. zoom link will be emailed.

August 31: President’s Welcome Convocation for Undergraduates. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. [Zoom]

August 31: Town Hall Meeting with Undergraduate Students, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. zoom link will be emailed.

September 1: MIT Solve – Webinar on Covid-19: Innovation to Accelerate Global Health and Vaccine Development. 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. [Register]

September 3-4: Arts on the Radar: Free student welcome event. [Details]

September 4: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., virtual – link will be emailed.
Metabolic Complexity. Is there Music Behind it?“, Prof. Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Purdue University

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

September 11: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., virtual – link will be emailed.
Bioelectrocatalysis for Electrosynthesis” Prof. Shelley D. Minteer, University of Utah

September 11: The LatinX Graduate Student Association (LGSA) Welcome Lunch – 12-1 pm. [Details]

September 23-29: MISTI Career Conversations in Energy Field – all students. [Apply by Sept. 7]

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]

September 30: Submission due for Video Competition – World Food Day, “MIT Research for a Food Secure Future.” [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]

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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