Community News – Week of July 27, 2020

Week of July 27, 2020

The following announcements are as of July 24.

Virtual Events and Webinars

July 28 – Sept. 3: MIT Stand-Up Comedy Class with Last Comic Standing’s Dan Crohn (free for students) [Details]

July 29: “Computation-Mediated Protein Engineering of Robust Genome Editing and Anti-Viral Tools Against SARS-CoV-2”. 12:00 p.m. [Register]

July 29:Exploring textured carbonaceous microparticles as electrocatalysts for vanadium redox flow batteries” Amira Alazmi, Ph.D., Dean of Scientific Research, University of Hafr Al Batin, Saudi Arabia, 2:00 p.m.

July 30: “The Carbin App: Assessing Road Quality Using Crowdsourced Smartphone Measurements” 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. [Details]

August 4: Solving from Anywhere “Corporate Innovation to Solve World Challenges” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Register]

August 6: LSE Virtual Conference on Oncology & Immuno-Oncology. [Details]

August 12: “Applying Ginkgo’s Platform to the COVID-19 Response” 12:00 p.m. [Register]

August 14: Graduate students & postdocs: “Navigating the Academic Job Market during the COVID-19 Pandemic” panel discussion. 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m. [Register]

MATLAB & Simulink: Free Summer Webinar Series. [Details]

MIT Technology Review: EmTech Online Conference (October 19-22) [Register]

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

Thesis Defense

July 27: Albert Tianxiang Liu (Strano Group), 1:00 p.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Colloidal Electronics

July 30: Ryan Gillis (Green Group), 9:00 a.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Theory and Applications for Sulfur Chemistry; Hydrogen from Hydrogen Sulfide

August 3: Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos (Van Vliet & Anderson Group), 3:00 p.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Engineering Myelination In Vitro

August 4: Jonathan Chou (Hammond Group), 3:00 p.m. (Virtual – link will be emailed)
Engineering Nanolayers for Localized Delivery of siRNA

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

August 3: Info session: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs has a paid temporary STEM opportunity and is currently seeking remote instructors, teaching assistants, and facilitators for the online SEED Program. [Details]

Undergrads: Seeking supplemental summer opportunities? Explore Summer Startup Matching and Inclusive Innovation Grant Programs

Akatech: Check out current career opportunities listed around the world. [Details]

Students and postdocs: Check out the newly developed MIT Summer Opportunities & Resources page.

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

July 31: Registration due for 2.351J /15.351J – Introduction to making, highly immersive, hands-on introductory course for undergraduate & graduate students. [Details]

Practice Presentations Online – Check out Toastmasters Clubs @ MIT. [Details]

First Year Students: ChemE has a team of juniors and seniors with diverse interests who want to answer your questions! Please reach out!

September 14: National Funding Foundation, Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. [Details]

MIT Martin Trust Center: Online tutoring open to all MIT students who want to make things. [Details]

Asia-pacific Conference on Oil and Gas Webinar to be held on Sept. 28-29 [Registration is now open]

Show your MIT pride in our community mosaic! Submit your photo! [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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