Community News – Week of May 8, 2023

Week of May 8, 2023

The following announcements are as of May 5.

Events and Seminars

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 11: LGSA Presents: Bachata Night. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Walker Memorial. [RSVP by May 7]

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: Finals Study Break – Barn Babies! Come to relax & pet some baby animals. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 66-201

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

May 18: Felice Frankel, “My 30 years at MIT – Capturing Research in Pictures”, virtual, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. [Register]

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

May 31 – June 2: MIT Commencement events and ChemE luncheon. [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 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]

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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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