Community News – Week of November 13, 2023

Week of November 13, 2023

The following announcements are as of November 10.

Events and Seminars

November 12: Ashdown House’s brunch, 12.30 – 2.30 p.m. [Details]

November 13: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Trent Weiss, “Characterizing the Impact of Oligomerization on Redox Flow Cell Performance”
– David Krum, “PROTAC Antibody Drug Conjugates”

November 15: SidPac “Kedi” Documentary Watch Party, 6:00 p.m. [RSVP]

November 16: MIT SDM for Systems Night! 6:00 p.m. [Details]

November 16: Starr Forum: A Permanent Partnership? How Xi & Putin Are Shaping a Turbulent World, 1:00 p.m. [Details]

November 17: Hottel Lecture: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Enabling a Carbon Free Energy Future“, Peter Green, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

November 20: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Alexis Dubs, “Continuous Manufacturing Testbed Development for a Monoclonal Antibody Production Process”
– Karl Westendorff, “Electrically-Driven Proton Transfer Promotes Brønsted Acid Catalysis by Orders of Magnitude”
– Kariana Moreno Sader, “Assessing the Potential of Electrification to Decarbonize Long-Haul Trucks in the US”

November 28-30: MIT Generative AI Week. Register by November 13!

MITEC Student Seminar Series: Weekly, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in 66-168, lunch provided. [Sign-up]

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

Thesis Defense

November 13: Grace Yang (Fink & Tisdale Labs), 8:45 a.m., 6-104 and zoom link will be provided
Thermally Drawn Piezoelectric Fibers Impart Acoustic Functionality to Fabrics

November 14: Seo Woo Choi (Chung Lab), 10:00 a.m., 66-360 and zoom link will be provided
Multi-omic Characterization of Brain Models via Engineering of Tissue Physicochemical Properties

November 15: Allen Jiang (Anderson & Langer Lab), 2:00 p.m., 32-124 and zoom link will be provided
Development and Evaluation of Localized mRNA Delivery Systems for Vaccines and Inhaled Therapies

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

December 6: Application due for Center for International Security & Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Univ. [Details]

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]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

See listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions>>

Other Announcements

December 12: Proposals due for the MIT-IIT Kanpur Seed Funds. [Details]

January 26-29: Annual GSC Ski Trip at Jay Peak, Vermont. [Ticket sales begin Nov. 8]

MIT J-WAFS: Three Funding opportunities open to MIT community. [Details]

IAP: New course – Science, Technology and Environmental Justice. Jan 8-17. [Details]

Daniel J. Riccio Graduate Engineering Leadership Program: Graduate Certificate Workshops. [Details]

MIT Energy Conference: Recruiting for 2024 Leadership Team. [Apply]

ESOL Program for MIT Service Employees: On-campus volunteers needed. [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 Alumni Advisors Hub: Students, signup to connect with MIT alumni for career conversations. [Details]

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