Community News – Week of February 10, 2020

Week of February 10, 2020

The following announcements are as of February 7.

Events and Seminars

February 10: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Kevin Silmore, “Collective Mode Dynamics: A Method for Fast Relaxation of Statistical Ensembles”
– Seunghyeon Kim, “Autocatalytically Photoinititated Chromogenic Polymerization for Colorimetric Biodetection”

February 13: All students: LEED Green Associate (GA) Training, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 pm. in 66-156. [Details]

February 23: Annual Machine Learning Across MIT Retreat at Endicott House! [Sign-up by Feb.12]

March 7: MIT Robo-AI Exchange. [Details]

March 9: Spring 2020 Roads of Academia workshop with Prof. Matthew Shoulders, 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m. in 32-144. [Details]

May 1-3: Chemical Biophysics Symposium – University of Toronto. [Registration is now open!]

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

Thesis Defense

February 10: Li-Chiun Cheng (Doyle Group), 9:00 a.m., E17-517.
Structure, Rheology and Applications of Thermally-Gelling Nanoemulsions

February 10: Te-Chun (Jim) Chu (Green Group), 1:00 p.m. in E17-517.
Revealing aromatics formation in combustion using experimental and modeling methods

February 14: Matthias von Andrian (Braatz Group), 10:00 a.m., E17-517.
Fast Stochastic Model Predictive Control under Parametric Uncertainties

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

February 15: Application due for Internships in Argentina and Uruguay for undergraduate students. [Details]

NIH-funded post-baccalaureate training program – University of New Mexico. [Details]

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For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions, visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

February 10: Paper submission due for MIT A+B Applied Energy Symposia (May 17-19) [Details]

February 11: Grant application due for 2020 pK-12 Learning Grant. [Details]

February 21: Application due for grad student speakers, Science in the News DayCon 2020. [Details]

March 19: The MIT (Mysterious) Book Exchange event – Recommend a book! [Details]

April 6: Application due for Benjamin Siegel Prize – open to all students. [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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