Community News – Week of February 22, 2021

Week of February 22, 2021

The following announcements are as of February 19.

Events and Webinars

February 22: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. virtual, zoom link will be emailed.
– Kyle Lennon, “Exploring Hidden Dimensions in Soft Materials”
– Marc Berliner, “Open-source High-performance Computing Implementation of the Porous Electrode Theory Model for Lithium-ion Batteries”

February 22: MIT Climate Action Plan Forum: Student Voices. 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. [Register]

February 24: Energy Innovation webinar series: Decarbonizing Buildings. 10:00 a.m. [Details]

February 24: Lunch & Learn: MA Regional Research Conference. Virtual, 11:00 a.m. [Details]

February 24: BDC Diversity Seminar, “Perspectives as an MIT Professor and Graduate Student”, Professor Asegun Henry, 4:00 p.m. [Join via Zoom]

February 24–26: Int’l Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Amsterdam. [Details]

February 25: Alumni Seminar Series: 12:00 p.m. Virtual event. [Register]
“Biomaterials by Design: From Living Drug Factories to Nanoparticles for DNA Repair”, Daniel Anderson, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science.

February 25: ChemE Seminar Series: 4:00 p.m. virtual, zoom link will be emailed.
Materials Design and Electrochemical Engineering at the Energy-Environment Nexus: from High Energy Density Battery to Carbon Capture“, Yayuan Liu, Postdoc, MIT ChemE.

February 26: ChemE Open House: Why course 10 might be for you – come find out! [Register]

March 4: Koch Institute: 11th Annual Image Awards Exhibition. 6:30 p.m. [Registration]

MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing: Registration for Winter Wellbeing Series is now open. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense


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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

March 3: Job Application opens for the Interphase EDGE/x program – they’re hiring summer Residential Facilitators. (Info sessions 3/4 & 3/9) [Details]

March 8: Application due for Communications Director and Technology Director Positions at MIT Science Policy Review. [Details]

March 8: Application due for Jamal Khashoggi fellowships for MIT students. [Details]

Command Education Job Opportunity for Seniors. [Details]

MIT PKG Center: Social impact internships: 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.

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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 26: Application due for Purdue’s Early Discovery Program for freshman and sophomore underrepresented students. [Details]

March 3: Writing submissions due for the Isabelle de Courtivron Writing Prize. [Details]

March 8: Application due for the de Florez Fund for Humor. [Details]

April 5: Application due for the 2020-21 Benjamin Siegel Prize. [Details]

April 16: Nomination due for School of Engineering’s Infinite Mile and Ellen J. Mandigo Awards. [Details]

MIT Water Night: Interest in presenting your work? [Submit abstract]

Community Wellness: Support and wellness programs for student. [Details]

MIT Press Journal Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19) Volunteer Opportunities. [Details and Application]

MIT Engineering Leadership Program: check out course offerings for grad students. [Details]

1st Yr. Students: ChemE has a team of juniors & seniors with diverse interests to answer your questions! [Details]

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect: open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff. [Events]

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

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]

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