Community News – Week of May 17, 2021

Week of May 17, 2021

The following announcements are as of May 14.

Events and Webinars

May 17: ChemE Awards Ceremony. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. virtual event. More information will be emailed.

May 17: MIT Earth Data Challenge with $10K in Prizes. [Details]

May 17, 19: Machine Learning for Molecular Engineering, Guest Speaker Series. Virtual. [Details]

May 18: ChemE Class of 2021 – Senior Dinner. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., virtual event. [Registration Required]

May 18: DEI Conversation: Asian American Visibility & Intersectionality at MIT. 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Register]

May 20: MIT $100K Launch Finale, 6:00 p.m. Free, registration required. [Details]

May 26: Webinars: Coping and Building Coalitions Amidst Anti-Asian Racism and Violence. [Details]

June 4: MIT Commencement, virtual event. ChemE virtual celebration begins at 3:00 p.m. [More info will be posted]

June 17: MIT School of Engineering Infinite Mile & Mandigo Awards. 1:00 p.m., virtual, zoom link to be posted.

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

May 17: Junli Hao (Rutledge Group), 10:00 a.m. virtual event. Link will be emailed.
Fibrous Membranes in Personal Protective Applications

May 18: Nikifar Lazouski (Manthiram Group), 1:00 p.m. virtual event. Link will be emailed.
Development of a lithium-mediated nitrogen reduction process

May 19: Qihui Qian (Smith Group), 2:00 p.m. virtual event. Link will be emailed.
Polymer-Metal-Organic Framework Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation Applications

May 20: Albert Xiuyuan Wu (Smith Group), 1:00 p.m. virtual event. Link will be emailed.
Elucidating the Role of Fluorine on Gas Transport Through Fluorinated Polymer Membranes

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 28: MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Impact Fellowship Program for postdocs. [Details]

May 31: Application due, Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) postdoc fellowship. [Details]

Malta Inc.: Modeling and Simulation Internship. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is hiring student fellows! [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

MIT Toastmasters Clubs: Grad students, practice your presentations & improve your communication skills. [Details]

Too hot? Too cold? Just right? We want to know! [Survey of Thermal Comfort on the MIT Campus]

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 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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