Community News – Week of March 22, 2021

Week of March 22, 2021

The following announcements are as of March 19.

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

Events and Webinars

March 25: ChemE Seminar Series: 4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed
“Unraveling Cytokine Pleiotropy through Structure-guided Engineering”, Robert Saxton, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 25: Alumni Fireside Chat w/ Wardah Inam (PhD ’16 EECS, Overjet), 6:30 p.m. [RSVP]

March 26: Starr Forum: Scotland, the UK, and Europe: What Next? 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Details]

March 29: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed.
– Patrick Andrew Asinger, “Predicting and Optimizing Li-ion Battery Lifetimes with Machine Learning”
– Minju Chung, “Chlorine-Mediated Electrochmical Ethylene Oxidation in Saline Water”

March 30: Undergrad Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed. [RSVP]
Academic journey and chemical safety career“, Melike Yersiz ’07, US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

April 2: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed
Analysis and Engineering of Multivalent Biomolecular Interactions“, Casim A. Sarkar, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Minnesota

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]

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Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

March 23: 60 seconds idea submissions due for spring 2021 Pitch2Match! [Details]

March 28: Application due for MIT Entrepreneurship Internship Program. [Details]

March 28: Application due for MIT delta v capstone entrepreneurial experience for MIT students. [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

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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