Community News – Week of December 11, 2023

Week of December 11, 2023

The following announcements are as of December 8.

Events and Seminars

December 11: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Emma Peterman, “Design of a Single Vector, Multistable Gene Circuit for Cell-fate Determination”
– Shaylin Cetegen, “Nonsmooth Modeling of Liquid Air Energy Storage Systems”

December 11: Barn Babies – Winter Finals Edition. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 66-201

December 12: MIT Winterfest, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Buildings 32 & 76. [Details]

December 15: ChemE Holiday Party, 6:00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m., 66 lobby. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

December 12: John P. Mikhail (Rutledge Lab), 2:30 p.m., E17-517 & zoom link will be provided.
Understanding the Mechanisms of Shock-Induced Deformation in Polymeric Systems

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

January 9: Application due, summer undergrad research, Caltech’s WAVE Fellows Program. [Details]

January 16: Application due for Design Fellowship Program. [Details]

February 9: Application due for summer undergrad internship at IMET & UMCES. [Details]

Annual European Career Fair at MIT (3/2/24) Pre-select interviews began. [Sign up]

MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, & Science: Paid instructor & TA positions. [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>>

IAP and Other Announcements

December 12: Proposals due for the MIT-IIT Kanpur Seed Funds. [Details]

December 14: Donation due, Margaret Fuller House Food Pantry holiday collection drive. [Details]

IAP – “Beyond the Lab” apply by 12/18. [Details]

IAP – Storytelling Workshop Series from Flipping Failure. [Details]

IAP – Subject Design Track [Details]

IAP – Science, Technology and Environmental Justice [Details]

IAP – Patent Law Fundamentals [Details]

IAP – The Science of Negotiation & Influence [Details]

MIT J-WAFS: Three Funding opportunities open to MIT community. [Details]

Daniel J. Riccio Graduate Engineering Leadership Program: Certificate Workshops. [Details]

ESOL Program for MIT Service Employees: On-campus volunteers needed. [Details]

Food@MIT Guide: How to access healthy & affordable food at MIT. [Details]

Student Support Services (S3): Help in an accessible & respectful environment. [virtual & walk-in locations]

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

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