Community News – Week of November 16, 2020

Week of November 16, 2020

The following announcements are as of November 13.

Events and Webinars

November 16: Climate Action Symposia: “What is the World Waiting For? Policies to Fight Climate Change” 2:00p.m. [Details]

November 16: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. 4:30. virtual seminar, link will be emailed.
Presenters: Lagnajit Pattanaik, Jingfan Yang, Natalie Eyke

November 17: MIT AIChE Faculty Candidate Meet and Greet. 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. [Register]

November 17: MIT Better World: Science and Discovery, virtual event. 7:00 p.m. [Details]

November 17: MITei: “The New Map” – A conversation with Daniel Yergin. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. [Details]

November 17: MIT Washington DC Summer Internship Program info session, 7:00 p.m. [Details]

November 18: Ten Talks – Undergraduate Seminar Series: “Understanding and Harnessing the Immune System for Better Vaccines“, Prof. Arup Chakraborty, 12:00 p.m. Zoom link will be emailed.

November 18: MIT Biotech Group Networking Night, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. [Details]

November 18: MIT Neurotech 2020 Symposium. [Details]

November 18: BDC Seminar: Building Inclusivity in Higher Education. 12:00 p.m. [Details]

November 19: Lippard Lecture, Koch Institute: “Endometrial cancer: genetic models & translational studies” [Register]

November 19: MIT $100K Pitch. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. [Details]

December 3: MIT Communications Forum: #BlackInTheIvory: Academia’s Role in Institutional Racism. [Details]

December 7: Application due for the MIT IAP 2021 Science and Technology Bootcamp. [Details]

December 14-15: Machine Learning in Science & Engineering – Columbia Univ. virtual event, free tickets for students. [Details]

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

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

December 1: Application due for MISTI Israel’s summer 2021 internship program. [Details]

December 1: Application due for MIT Washington DC Summer Internship Program. [Details]

January 15: Application due for Stanford University/CISAC 2021-22 International Security Fellowships. [Details]

MGH: Biomaterials Engineering position in Translational Research at the Harris Orthopaedics Lab. [Details]

MIT PKG Center: Paid undergrad internships in racial justice, health, tech+data, and more… [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.

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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

November 22: Application due for Innovation Discovery Japan, 2021. [Details]

November 24: Proposal due for the Int’l Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability in Amsterdam. [Details]

December 15: Abstract due for 2021 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). [Details]

January 8: Application due for the 2021 Arctic Innovator Program for graduate students and post-docs. [Details]

Join the #ConnectedMIT Challenge to win prizes. [Details]

Volunteer Opportunity: MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees. [Details]

Pursuing a Ph.D. in computational chemical engineering? University of Illinois, is accepting applications. [Details]

First Year Students: ChemE has a team of juniors and seniors with diverse interests who want to answer your questions! Please reach out!

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect: open to all significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff. [November Events]

Purdue University: Undergrads interested in grad school: free virtual events & presentations. [Details]

University of Florida: Upcoming virtual info sessions for PhD in ChemE Program. [Details]

MIT Sloan: Undergrads interested in grad school: programs & admissions overview events. [Details]

MIT Community Wellness Programs. [Details]

Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program. [Details]

The University of Tennessee: Have you considered UT for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Study? [Details]

February 24–26: Int’l Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability – Amsterdam – Registration and presentation proposal is open.

STEMxx Chats Community: For women in STEM. [Details]

Become an iREFS to offer confidential, peer-to-peer conflict management coaching and support to graduate students at MIT! Email

Practice Presentations Online – Check out Toastmasters Clubs @ MIT. [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]

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