Community News – Week of June 29, 2020

Week of June 29, 2020

The following announcements are as of June 26.

Congratulations to Course X’s Newest PhD!

Nian Liu (6/26)

Virtual Events and Seminars

June 29: SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: How Are Cancer Researchers Fighting COVID-19? [Register]

June 30: MIT Starr Forum: Policing in America and Beyond. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. [Zoom]

July 2: FAIL! Follow-up on stories of resilience with Rodney Mullen & Allan Adams. 5:00 p.m. [Register]

July 7: Webinar: Scaling up low-carbon energy: economic, geopolitical, & environmental impacts. [Details]

August 6: Global Research Conference on Oncology & Immuno-Oncology. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

June 30: Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew (Strano Group), 10:00 a.m.
Interfacing Living Plants with Nanomaterials for In Planta Sensing and Plant Biotechnology Applications

July 1: Beatrice Soh (Doyle Group), 10:00 a.m.
Studying Topologically Complex DNA at the Single-Molecule Level

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

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 15: Abstract due for Nanotech France 2020. [Details]

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]

GradRat: Balfour is currently offering 25% off plus a free gift for any orders placed in June. (Rings would be directly shipped to you once completed.) The free gift is a Kendra Scott necklace.
For questions about sizing, contact

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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