Community News – Week of October 16, 2023

Week of October 16, 2023

The following announcements are as of October 13.

Events and Seminars

October 16: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Thomas Sheehan, “Impacts of Nanocrystal Assembly Structure on Exciton Diffusion in Lead Halide Perovskites”
– Joules Provenzano, “Trace Analysis of Pesticide Degradation using High-resolution LC-MS”

October 18: Centering the Margins: Fight for Reproductive Justice & Body Sovereignty, 5:30 p.m., 3-308. [Details]

October 18: Sloan Seminar: Food Supply Chain Analytics & Sensing Initiative, Bob Kiss – UPSIDE Foods. 4:00 p.m. [Details]

October 19: Midterm Study Break: Barn Babies, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 66-201. [Details]

October 19: Careers in AI/ML Panel for PhDs & Postdocs, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 1-190. [Details]

October 19: Fireside Chat with DeepMind Research Scientist & MIT Alum Maria Bauza, 12:00 p.m. [Details]

October 19: Heritage Meets Heritage: let’s celebrate our languages, cultures, & communities! 5:00 p.m., 10-105. [Details]

October 20: MIT Energy & Climate Night. 6:00 p.m., MIT Museum [Details]

October 20-21: MIT ACCESS Program. [Details]

October 22: Michelle Wolf – Free, live stand-up comedy show for MIT Community, 7:00 p.m. [Tickets]

October 23: MISTI is how MIT does global – learn how at the MIT GO Fair! [Details]

October 23: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
– Alexis Hocken, “Rescuing Small Format Plastics from Falling through the Cracks”
– Elizabeth Fink, “Spatiotemporal Engineering of Cancer Immunotherapy”

October 26: Dialogues Across Difference: Building Community at MIT, 3:30 p.m. Samberg conference center. [Details]

October 27: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Ways of seeing: lessons from single-cell genomics about the evolution of neurons underlying vision“, Karthik Shekhar, UC Berkeley

November 2: Intercepting Ovarian Cancer, 3:00 p.m., Koch Institute. [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

October 18: Kelsey Reed (Swan & Doyle Lab), 11:00 a.m., E17-517 and zoom link will be provided.
Dynamic Simulations of Colloidal Dispersions: Sticky and Polarizable Particles as Building Blocks for Novel Materials

October 19: Vyshnavi Vennelakanti (Kulik Lab), 3:00 p.m., 2-143 and zoom link will be provided.
“Interplay of Transition Metals and Noncovalent Interactions in C-H Activation Catalysis”

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

October 16: Application due, MIT Science Policy Review is recruiting authors/editors. [Details]

October 18: Application due for funded PKG Fellowship for IAP 2024. [Details]

October Events and Opportunities for Graduate Students. [Explore]

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

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

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

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

MIT Energy & Climate Club: Grad students, present your energy research at MITEC seminar. [Sign-up now]

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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