Community News – Week of May 6, 2019

Week of May 6, 2019

The following announcements are as of May 3.

Events and Seminars

May 6: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Anastasia Nikolakopoulou, “Model Predictive Control of Compact Modular Chemical Process Systems”
– William Records, “Virus-Enabled Design of High-Performing Electrocatalysts”

May 7: MIT Quest for Intelligence – AI Hardware Workshop. [Details]

May 7: Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture with Professor Sara Seager. [Details]

May 7 – 9: Solve at MIT: Apply to attend now. [Details]

May 10: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
Equilibration and Dynamics in Block Copolymer Micelles” Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota

May 13: Department Awards Ceremony, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110. Reception will follow in 66-201.

May 14: 10.26/27/29 Chemical, Energy, & BE Project Labs Final Report Oral Presentations. 1:00 – 5:00 pm. in 66-110. [Details]

May 15: 10.000 finale in 66-201. See what students have achieved! RSVP to Tom Kinney (

May 22: Grad Students and Postdocs; 2019 Cabot Student Materials Research Forum. apply by April 19. [Details]

May 23: MIT-Merck Women in Chemistry Symposium. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Kresge. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

May 7: Matthew Ashner (Tisdale Group), “Data-Driven Approach to Understanding Exciton-Exciton Interactions in CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals” 10:30 a.m., 66-360

May 7: Stephanie Doong (Prather Group), “Biosensor-based Strategies for Improving Pathway Production in Escherichia coli” 3:30 p.m., E17-517

May 10: Alex Abramson (Langer Group), “Ingestible Capsules for Therapeutic Injections in the Gastrointestinal Tract

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Summer Job opportunity with MIT Materials Research Laboratory. [Details]

Graduate Students

May 9: Application due for the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. [Details]

Graduate Students and Postdocs

MIT Clean Energy Prize: Apply for Managing Director position. [Details]

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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

All Students

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

Graduate Students

GWAMIT Leadership Conference: Sign up to organize [Details]

Graduate Students and Postdocs

DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications. [Details]

ChemE All

July 1: Application due for Solve – Global Challenge Solutions. [Details]

August 26-27: 10th World Meet on Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation Conference – Bangkok. [Details]

August 29-30: 15th International Conference on Metabolomics and Systems Biology, Vienna, Austria. [Details]

Carbon Footprinting App Pilot 2019: Help us test our app for community emissions at MIT. [Details]

Volunteer Opportunity: The neural basis of programming, 2-hour fMRI scanning session. [Details]

ChemE Public Service and Outreach Initiative: volunteer opportunities to Boston and Cambridge communities. Contact Supratim Das

The Women in STEM Database at MIT (WiSDM) is an initiative designed to promote the visibility of women in our academic community. [Join Today!]

Join the new Course 10 LinkedIn group!

Join the MIT Military/Veteran Email List. [Sign-up]

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