Community News – Week of December 5, 2022

Week of December 5, 2022

The following announcements are as of December 2.

Events and Webinars

December 5: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110.
– Sydney Johnson, “Systematic Decarbonization of the Steel Sector: A Case Study in India”
– Xingcheng (Cindy) Zhou, “Engineering Point-of-care Electrochemical Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases”
– Namita Nabar, “Layer-by-layer Lipid Nanoplexes for Targeted Gene Delivery”

December 5: MIT x Harvard Winter Latinx Mixer. 7:00 p.m. MIT IHQ (E38-4th floor). [Details]

December 5, 8: ICEO Workshops: The Art of Inclusive Dialogue & Courageous Conversations. 12:00p.m – 1:00 p.m. [Details]

December 8: MIT 2022 Winterfest. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. buildings 32 & 76. [Details]

December 8: Innovators Under 35 Festival – free online event. [Register]

December 8: SuperUROP Showcase, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in 34-401 A & B. [Details]

December 9: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Engineering the Immune Response through Molecular Design“, Jamie Spangler, Johns Hopkins Univ.

December 9: Starr Forum: Energy as a Weapon of War: Russia, Ukraine, & Europe in Challenging Times. 12:00 p.m. [Details]

December 12: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110.
– Krystian Ganko, “Mechanistic Modelling to Predict Titers and Infected Cells in the Two-stage Continuous Production of a Viral Vaccine”
– Jing Ying (Jolene) Yeo, “Tuning Physical Aging Behavior of Non-equilibrium Microporous Polymers for Membrane-based Gas Separations”

December 15: Finals Study Break: Barn Babies – stop by to relax & pet baby animals, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 66-201

December 15: SDM Systems Thinking Webinar: Donna Rhodes, “Investigating the Future of Curated Model Collections”, 12:00 p.m. [Details]

January 27 -30: GSC Ski Trip. Open to all graduate students and postdocs. [Buy Tickets]

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

Thesis Defense

December 5: Huanhuan Tian (Bazant Lab), 3:00 p.m., 66-360 & zoom link will be emailed
Nonlinear Ion Transport at High Electric Currents in Shock Electrodialysis and Ion-intercalation Memories

December 6: Ameya Rao (Olsen Lab), 2:00 p.m., E25-111 & zoom link will be emailed
Structure and Dynamics of Associative Polymer Gels

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

December 9: Application due, DHS Professional Opportunities for Students. [Details]

January 9: Undergrads: Application due for Caltech’s WAVE Fellows Program. [Details]

February 1: Undergrads: Application due for Amgen Scholars Program. [Details]

MIT Graduate Community Fellow: [See current positions and apply]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: Apply for STEM teaching & mentoring opportunities. [Details]

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

December 5: Proposal due for Transforming Engineering Education conference at MIT & Harvard. [Details]

December 19: Items collection due for the Margaret Fuller House Food Drive. Drop off box outside of 66-201.

International Students Office: Navigating MIT Series for International Students. [Workshops]

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect and MIT Language Conversation Exchange. [December Events]

Graduate Classes & Workshops on Technical Leadership for 2022-2023. [Details]

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

Grad Students: Didja know about GradLink? [Details]

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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