Community News – Week of February 8, 2021

Week of February 8, 2021

The following announcements are as of February 5.

Events and Webinars

February 8: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
– Lauren Clarke, “Thermodynamic Modeling of CO2 Separation Systems with Soluble, Redox-Active Capture Species”
– Brandon Johnston, “Understanding the Role of Dendrimer Surface Modifications for Osteoarthritis Drug Delivery”

February 8: Info session for Innovation Olympics. (Innovation Consulting Competition) 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Registration]

February 9: Fireside Chat w/Paul Francisco on Career Advice for BIPOC Professionals. [Register]

February 10: MIT – 47th Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Celebration. [Details]

February 11: Welcome Back Lunch for Course X Undergrads. 1:00 p.m. [RSVP]

February 11: ChemE Seminar Series, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
– “Probing the Molecular-Level Physics of Block Copolymer Electrolytes for Next-Generation Rechargeable Lithium Batteries“, Whitney S. Loo, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago.

February 12: MITei event: “Challenges and opportunities in net-zero-emission energy systems”, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. [Details]

February 18: ChemE Seminar Series, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed.
– “Engineering bacteria to expand the chemistry of life”, Jorge Marchand, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

February 18: MIT Better World (Health). [Register]

February 19-21: Hack for Inclusion. Signup to participate by January 24. [Details]

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

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

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

February 12: Application due for virtual 2021 Partnership Leadership Development Programs. [Details]

February 15: Application due for summer Repperger Research Intern Program. [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 15: Survey due, MIT Graduate Research Advising Committee – also giving away prizes! [Details]

February 15: Women’s Entrepreneurship Showcase Event- StemGems, is recruiting Startup teams! [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]

Spring 2021 Subject: Africa for Engineers – virtual on Wednesday 7-10pm. [Details]

Special Subject: Computing Fabrics (3.S05/3.S73) Sp’21. Prof. Yoel Fink, Tue. 3PM-5PM, virtual.

Machine Learning for Molecular Engineering (DMSE/ChemE/BE/SCOC) – New Subject. [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]

MIT Community Wellness Programs. [Details]

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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