Community News – Week of December 7, 2020

Week of December 7, 2020

The following announcements are as of December 4.

Events and Webinars

December 7: Undergraduate Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m. virtual seminar, link will be emailed.
Fast Modular Biomanufacturing for Vaccines and Biopharmaceuticals” Prof. J. Christopher Love

December 7: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., zoom link will be emailed.
Presenters: Patrick Asinger, Seo Woo Choi, Andrew Biedermann

December 7: MITei Webinar, “Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector” to be presented by ChemE Profs. Armstrong, Manthiram, and Román, 10:00 a.m. [Register]

December 7: MIT 2.s009 Prototype Launch Webcast inspired by 2020 theme kindness! 7:30 p.m. [Details]

December 8-9: 2020 U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium and Awards. 12:00 – 4:00 each day. [Details]

December 9: Sandbox Innovation Program info session (funding application will open on Dec. 11) [Details]

December 10: FAIL! Live chats about stories of resilience with Nick Santonastasso. 5:00 p.m. [Register]

December 11: MIT and USPTO panel discussion: Expanding American Innovation, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. [Details]

December 14-15: Machine Learning in Science & Engineering – Columbia Univ. virtual event, free tickets for students. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

December 11: Yanpu He (Hammond Group), 9:00 a.m., virtual defense – link will be emailed.
Layer-by-Layer Coated Microneedles for Cancer Immunotherapy

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

January 15: Application due for Stanford University/CISAC 2021-22 International Security Fellowships. [Details]

February 10: Application due for 2021 NIEHS Scholars Connect Program. [Details]

MIT PKG Center: Paid undergrad internships in racial justice, health, tech+data, and more… [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

December 7: Application due for the MIT IAP 2021 Science and Technology Bootcamp. [Details]

December 15: Abstract due for 2021 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). [Details]

January 8: Application due for the 2021 Arctic Innovator Program for graduate students and post-docs. [Details]

Jeopardy: Now casting for an all-new National College Championship competition. [Take a test!]

Volunteer Opportunity: MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees. [Details]

Pursuing a Ph.D. in computational chemical engineering? University of Illinois, is accepting applications. [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 Spouses & Partners Connect: open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff. [Calendar of Events]

MIT Community Wellness Programs. [Details]

February 24–26: Int’l Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability – Amsterdam – Registration and presentation proposal is open.

STEMxx Chats Community: For women in STEM. [Details]

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

MIT Martin Trust Center: Online tutoring 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]

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