Community News – Week of March 8, 2021

Week of March 8, 2021

The following announcements are as of March 5.

Events and Webinars

March 8: StemGems, MIT’s 1st Women’s Start-up Showcase, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. [Details]

March 8: IFC & Panhel Lecture: Guest speaker, Lawrence Ross, writer of Blackballed. 3:00 p.m. [Register]

March 8: xFair, MIT’s largest student-led career fair + tech expo – virtual, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST. [Details]

March 10: MIT Reflects: Moments of Remembrance and Hope, 4:30–5:30 p.m. ET [Details]

March 10: ChemE Seminar Series: 12:00 p.m. virtual, zoom link will be emailed.
Dynamic control of interferon signaling and gene regulation and its role in regulating the immune response“, Catera Wilder, Postdoctoral Training in Signaling Systems Biology, UCLA

March 11: MIT $100K Accelerate Showcase – Entrepreneurship Competition, 7:00 p.m. Virtual Event. [Register]
– (Tune in, support ChemE’s finalist – Team Osmoses!)

March 11: Young Alumni Fireside Chat w/ Xiangyu Zhang (PhD ’20 BCS, Vertex), 6:00 p.m. [Register]

March 11: Starr Forum webinar: Ten Years Later: Disaster and Resilience in Japan, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ET) [Register]

March 12: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. virtual, zoom link will be emailed.
Engineering Polymeric Ionic Liquids for Metal Ion Conduction“, Rachel A. Segalman, Chair, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

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 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 19: 2021 MIT Biotech Group Career Fair, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 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 >>

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Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

March 8: Application due, Communications Director & Technology Director Positions at MIT Science Policy Review. [Details]

March 8: Application due for Jamal Khashoggi fellowships for MIT students. [Details]

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 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

March 8: Application due for the de Florez Fund for Humor. [Details]

March 10: Submission due, World Water Day Video Competition: MIT Research for a Water Secure Future. [Details]

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

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

April 12: Submission due for MIT’s Comparative Media Studies/Writing program’s 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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