Community News – Week of May 1, 2023

Week  of  May 1, 2023

The following announcements are as of April 28.

Events and Seminars

May 1: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Sneha Kabaria, “Harnessing Reecombinase-mediated Editing and Antisense Transcription for Tuning Gene Expression Levels and Noise”
– Brittany Lende, “Dissecting the Role of MAPK in Highly Efficient Cellular Reprogramming”

May 1: Inauguration of Sally Kornbluth, 18th President of MIT, 3:00 p.m. Killian Court. [Details]

May 2: Sidney-Pacific & Ashdown for a climate change & sustainability panel. 6:00 p.m. [RSVP]

May 3: Workshop: Examining the Diversity Practices in Faculty Search & Junior Faculty Mentoring. 12:00 p.m. [Register]

May 4: Solve at MIT Opening Plenary: “Unlocking Our Collective Potential” 1:00 p.m., W16. [Register]

May 5: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants,
Prof. Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley

May 8: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Shuting Shi, “Engineering Approaches to Low-Cost, High Volume Production of Protein Vaccines”
– Nicholas Matteucci, “A Mathematical Framework for the Modeling and Design of Redox-mediated Electrochemical Systems”
– Jisoo Kim, “Development of Self-organized Tissue with Perfusable Multivascular Network for Organ Engineering”

May 8: The 2023 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence Award Reception, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., E-52. [RSVP]

May 8: Bio x Climate Seminar with Lowercarbon Capital, 4:00 p.m., 32-141. [Details]

May 9: MITei event: Energy innovation for a net-zero future. 5:30 p.m. in 32-123. [Register]

May 12: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
Engineering the Electrical Response of Suspensions of Conducting Particles“, Prof. Jeffrey J. Richards, Northwestern Univ.

May 15: Department Award Ceremony, 3:00 p.m., 66-110, (Dessert Reception to Follow in 66-201)

May 17: GSC Acoustic BBQ, 5:00 p.m. at the Stata Ampitheater. [Sign up to perform]

May 18-19: MIT/Harvard/Northeastern Ethics of Technology Conference. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Details]

June 23: 21st Annual Koch Institute Symposium, “Cancer Vaccines”.  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., W16. [Details]

June 26: Bristol Myers Squibb Women in Chemical Engineering Event. [Register]

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

Thesis Defense

May 4: Minju Chung (Manthiram & Román Labs), 12:15 p.m., 2-105 and zoom link will be emailed
Electrochemical Alkene Epoxidation Using Water as the Oxygen Source

May 5: Bertrand Neyhouse (Brushett Lab), 2:00 p.m., 56-154 and zoom link will be emailed
Rational Design Strategies for Redox Flow Batteries

May 8: Brianna Lax (Wittrup Lab), 3:00 p.m., 76-156 and zoom link will be emailed
Mechanistic Elucidation & Therapeutic Improvement of Anti-CTLA-4 Therapies

May 12: Haley Beech (Olsen Lab), 2:00 p.m., 2-105 and zoom link will be emailed
Synthesis, Characterization, and Theory of Polymer Gels to Elucidate Topology-Property Relationships

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, & Science: Paid instructor and TA positions. [Details]

MIT Graduate Community Fellow: [See current positions and apply]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS): open position for student sustainability researchers. [Details]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

See listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions>>

Other Announcements

May 15: Application due for the ChemE Rising Stars Workshop for Women. [Details]

June 21-23: TEE Conference in MIT and Harvard University. [Registration is open]

MIT Energy and Climate Club (MITEC): Graduate students sign up to present your research. [Details]

Food@MIT Guide: How to access healthy and affordable food at MIT. [Details]

Student Support Services (S3): Help in an accessible & respectful environment. [virtual & walk-in locations]

MIT Martin Trust Center: Online tutoring is 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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