Community News – Week of March 15, 2021

Week of March 15, 2021

The following announcements are as of March 12.

Important Update: Temporary Funding to Accommodate Doctoral Student Research Advisor Transitions in Chemical Engineering. [Read more]

Events and Webinars

March 15: ChemE Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. virtual event, link will be emailed
– Alexander Khechfe, “Electrochemical Promotion of Acid Catalysis”
– Leerang Yang, “A Computational Approach to Inducing Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Against Highly Mutable Pathogens”
– Dennis Shi, “Development of a siRNA Delivery System to Peritoneal Myeloid Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy”

March 15: CCSE Annual Symposium, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Details]

March 17: ChemE Seminar Series: 12:00 p.m. virtual, zoom link will be emailed.
Next-Generation Platforms for Immune Engineering and Drug Discovery“, Brandon DeKosky, Asst. Prof., Univ. of Kansas

March 17: SCALE Speaker Series: Meri Stevens (J&J) in Conversation with Yossi Sheffi, 8:00 a.m. [Register]

March 18: MIT Engagement Forum 1: Research Collaborations to Decarbonize the Energy System. 11:00 a.m. [Register]

March 19: 2021 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. [Register]

April 6: A conversation with Anthony Abraham Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, 5:00 p.m. [Register]

April 30: Application due for Dow – 2021 BEST Symposium. [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

March 15: Application due NSF/REU Summer Scholars Program, MIT Materials Research Lab. [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Apply for the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. [Details]

Command Education Job Opportunity for Seniors. [Details]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: Now hiring part-time instructors & mentors. [Details]

MIT PKG Center: Social impact internships: paid undergrad internships.[Details]

The MIT Career and Professional Development Office has a helpful COVID-19 FAQs. 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

March 15: Submissions due for MIT’s first-ever 3 Minute Thesis and Research Slam. [Details]

April 5: Application due for 2021 BAMIT Community Advancement Program (BCAP) Fund. [Details]

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

April 12: Submission due for Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes. [Details]

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

MIT GradRat Ring: Sign up for a 1 on 1 ring consultation with Balfour staff. [Details]

MIT SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics): Call for student seminar abstract. [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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