Community News – Week of May 3, 2021

Week of May 3, 2021

The following announcements are as of April 30.

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

Events and Webinars

May 3: Webinar: DEI Conversations: Navigating Disability, Both Visible & Invisible. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. [Register]

May 3: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Virtual event, link will be emailed.
– Huanhuan Tian, “Separation by Shock Electrodialysis”
– Deepak Subramanian, “Developing Methods of Selective, Location-specific Drug Delivery in the Gastrointestinal Tract”
– Grace Noel, “Flexible Piezoelectric Fiber Enabling Fabric-based Microphones”

May 3-4: MIT Solve – virtual event. [Register]

May 6: Warren K. Lewis Lecture, 12:00 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
Short Stories in Fluid Dynamics at Different Length Scales, Prof. Howard A. Stone, Princeton University

May 11: MIT Medical – Workshop for all MIT community: “It’s OK not to be OK”, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Register]
Optional wrap-up and mini-calming practice, 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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

May 3: Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom (Braatz Group) 9:30 a.m., virtual event, link will be emailed
– “Fault Detection and Identification of Large-scale Dynamical Systems

May 7: Dimitrios Fraggedakis (Bazant Group), 10:00 a.m., virtual event, link will be emailed
– “Electrochemical and Transport Processes in Ion Intercalation Materials

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]

Form Energy: Apply for Internship in Reactor Modeling. [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

May 15: Application due for the Graduate Student Council Conference Grant. [Details]

Purdue Engineering: Undergrads, learn about grad school – free events on May 14. [Details]

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]

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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