Community News – Week of October 17, 2022

Week of October 17, 2022

The following announcements are as of October 14.

Events and Webinars

October 17: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Hayley Ford, “Enhancing the Secretion of Recombinant Pharmaceutical Proteins from Picha pastoris through Directed Genomic Engineering of the Cell Wall”
– Matthew Webber, “Continuous hydrodeoxygenation of lignin to aviation range cyclic hydrocarbons”

October 18: MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium Symposium, Media Lab, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. [Register]

October 18: Authors@MIT presents, “Inclusion on Purpose” with Ruchika Tulshyan. 5:30 p.m., 14S-130. [Register]

October 18: Global Startup Workshop (GSW) info session, 6:00 p.m. in E51-372. [Register]

October 19: Barn Babies for Midterm Study Break. Stop by to relax & pet baby animals. 2:00 p.m. 66- 201.

October 20: IDEAS Virtual Generator. 6:00 p.m. [Details]

October 21: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
“Bioengineering Beyond Cells to Enable a Fair and Sustainable 21st Bio-century”, Mike Jewett, Northwestern University

October 21: MIT D-Lab 20th Anniversary Events.  [Details]

October 21: MIT Energy and Climate Career Fair. [Details]

October 21: Consulting Club at MIT Panel & Networking Session. 5:30 p.m. in 32-123. [Details]

October 24: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Keir Adams, “Equivariant Shape-Conditioned Generation of 3D Molecules for Computer-Aided Drug Design”
– Kaelan Reed, “Development of Increased Potency mRNA Vaccines through Combinatorial Chemistry”

October 25: MISTI is how MIT does global, learn how at the MIT GO Fair! 12-1:30pm, Kresge Lobby. [Register]

October 26: MIT Energy Initiative Fall Colloquium with the Hon. Philip R. Sharp. 5:15 p.m. E51 [Register]

November 10: 2022 MIT Veterans Day Celebration. 6:00 p.m. [Details]

November 8: Election Day. Register to vote!! [MIT VOTE]

November 13: Webinar: Battery modeling: Software tools & feature engineering for machine learning, 2:00 p.m. [Zoom]

November 15, 17: Info sessions for IAP MISTI Global Classroom: Amsterdam. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

October 20: Marc D. Berliner (Braatz Lab), 2:30 p.m., 66-360 and zoom link will be emailed.
Simulating, Controlling, and Understanding Lithium-ion Battery Models

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

October 19: Application due for funded PKG Fellowship for IAP 2023. [Details]

December 2: Application due for 2023-24 CISAC Fellowship program. [Details]

MIT Graduate Community Fellow: [See current positions and apply]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: Apply for STEM teaching & mentoring opportunities. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS): open position for student sustainability researchers – [Details]

UROP: Brain & Cognitive Sciences Dept., John Gabrieli/Pawan Sinha (PIs). [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 25: MIT Science Policy Review is looking for authors in the ChemE community. [Apply by 10/25]

October 28: Application due for grants in AI, machine learning, and data science. [Details]

October 28: Proposal submissions due for Racism Research Fund program. [Details]

November 10: Application due for the Chevron Prize. [Details]

International Students Office: Navigating MIT Series for International Students. [Workshops]

Support Hurricane Fiona’s disaster relief for Puerto Rico! You can use venmo.

MIT Library: Presents, MIT Reads “Together” by Vivek Murthy. [Details]

Ethics for Engineers: the course will be offered this fall.  [Website]

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program: Apply for workshops. [Details]

5.81: Fifty Years of U.S. Energy Policy — Lessons Learned for the Future – Class begins 10/25. [Details]

Graduate Classes & Workshops on Technical Leadership for Fall 2022. [Details]

Project-based D-Lab Energy class: Applications of Energy in Global Development. [Details]

MIT Medical: Wellness support for students, in-person and virtual activities. [Details]

MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees: Volunteers needed. [Details]

UC Berkeley: MS in Chemical Engineering, the Product Development Program. [Info Sessions]

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]

Grad Students: Didja know about GradLink? [Details]

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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