Community News – Week of May 4, 2020

Week of May 4, 2020

The following announcements are as of May 1.

COVID-19MIT Campus Updates and Guidance Website

Congratulations to Course X’s New PhDs!

Theresa Cloutier (4/28), Maxwell Nagarajan (4/28), Weike Sun (4/29), Ki-Joo Sung (4/29)

Events and Seminars

May 4: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. [zoom link will be emailed]
Yuxuan Tian, “Preserving Protein Function in situ using Mechanical Interlocking of Biomolecules”
Sun Jin Moon, “Exploring Compartmentalized NADPH Metabolism Using Fluorescence Sensors and Glucose Isotopic Tracers”

May 4: Webinar: “Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success” Deborah James, 23rd Secretary of the US Air Force, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. [Details]

May 5: MIT Town Hall: A virtual community gathering, 4:00 – 5:15 pm.

May 7-8: National Research Conference: Immunology, Infectious Disease, COVID-19. [virtual] [Details]

May 13 – 14: MIT Deshpande Center: “Ideastream – Translating Research into Products” [virtual] [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

May 5: William Ho (Jain and Langer Labs), 2:30 p.m., [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Orthotopic Liver Metastasis Mouse Models of Mismatch Repair-Proficient Colorectal Cancer Recapitulate Clinical Inefficacy of Immune Checkpoint Blockade

May 8: I-Yun Lisa Hsieh (Green Group), 1:30 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Insights into Future Electric Mobility

May 11: Justin Paloni (Olsen Group), 1:00 p.m. [Virtual Defense – link will be emailed]
Protein-Polymer Conjugate Arrays for Enhanced Biosensor Sensitivity and Selectivity

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

May 17: All students, application due for McKinsey MIT Tech Impact Award! [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Application period is extended for the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) [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.

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions, visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

May 31: Submission due for NOBCChE Conference abstract and student grant applications. [Details]

GradRat Committee: Balfour is currently offering 25% off plus a free gift for any orders placed this month (April 2020). (Rings would be directly shipped to you once completed.) The free gift is a Kendra Scott necklace. Please reach out if you have questions about sizing:

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub: Students, signup to connect with MIT alumni for career conversations. [Details]

REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress): Feeling stressed? We are here to help.
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