Community News – Weeks of November 20-27, 2023

Weeks of November 20 & 27, 2023

The following announcements are as of November 20.

Events and Seminars

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 27: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Jinwook Rhyu, “Surrogate Modeling Approach to Replace the Integral Term for Computationally Efficient Forward Simulation of Yeast Manufacturing”
– Alex Zappi, “Bioproduction of Monomers for Biodegradable Polyester Ureas and Advancing Polymer Biodegradation Testing Methods”

November 28: Another Body (trailer) – Special Screening & Panel Discussion. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. in 26-110. [Details]

November 28-30: MIT Generative AI Week. [Details]

November 29, 30: Info sessions for summer undergrad research, Caltech’s WAVE Fellows program. [Details]

December 15: ChemE Holiday Party, 6:00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m., 66 lobby. [Details]

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 27: Kayla Storme (Swager & Smith Labs), 9:00 a.m., 4-237 & zoom link will be provided.
“Designing Microporous Polymers for Separations”

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

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

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

January 9: Application due for summer undergrad research at Caltech’s WAVE Fellows program. [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

November 26: Undergrads, application due to present at the Life Sciences Poster Session on Dec. 1. [Sign-up]

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

December 14: Donation due for the Margaret Fuller House Food Pantry holiday collection drive. [Details]

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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