Community News – Week of October 18, 2021

Week of October 18, 2021

The following announcements are as of October 15.

Events and Webinars

October 18: ChemE Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m., in 66-110
Presenting Students: Kaylee McCormack, Yunsie Chung

October 19: Communicating about Science in a World of Misinformation. 7:00 p.m. virtual. [Register]

October 19: GSC Taste of Cheese, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Walker Memorial. [RSVP]

October 19: Graduate Students: Investigating Leadership and Engineering through Film and Media. [Register]

October 20: MIT Community Meeting: An Online Conversation on Values, 12:00 p.m. [Webcast]

October 20: MIT Materials Day Symposium, “Role of Materials in Addressing Climate Change & Sustainability”. [Register]

October 20: MIT’s PKG Center’s IDEAS Virtual Generator, 6:00 p.m. [Register]

October 21: CCSE Distinguished Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m. in room 36-428 [Registration: Webinar | In-person]

October 21: MIT Starr Forum webinar: The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter. 4:00 p.m. [Register]

October 21-22: Rising Stars in Chemical Engineering: An Academic Career Workshop for Women. [Details]

October 24: GSC Whale Watching, Boston Harbor Island Cruise, 9:30 a.m. [Details]

October 29: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed.
“Understanding Assembly Pathways for Printing Functional Soft Matter”, Prof. Ying Diao, Univ. of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

November 1: Webinar: Entrepreneurship and the Koch Institute, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. [Register]

November 16: MISTI, info session about study abroad opportunities, 5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in 5-217 [Register]

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

Thesis Defense

October 20: Minkyung Park (Strano Group), 1:30 p.m., virtual event, link will be emailed.
Property-structure Relationship and Design of Carbon Nanotube Based Corona Phase Molecular Recognition for Biomolecules

October 26: Anastasia Nikolakopoulou (Braatz Group), 3:00 p.m., virtual event. Link will be emailed.
Automated Optimization and Control of Modular Chemical Systems

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

October 20: Application due for a funded PKG Fellowship for IAP 2022. [Details]

Internship Opportunities at Apple: two positions for graduate students. [Details]

MIT Graduate Student Council (GSC): New positions for graduate students. [Details]

Seeking an RA (100% funding) for Sustainable Energy project. [Details]

Sage Analysis Group: Career Opportunities in Management Consulting & Analytic. [Details]

MIT Full STEAM Ahead: Paid mentoring opportunity for MIT students to mentor K-12 students! [Details]

PureTech Health: Open position, Senior Manager – External Innovation. [Details]

MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is hiring student fellows! [Details]

Sophomores & Juniors: Apply for the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. [Details]

MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: Now hiring part-time instructors & mentors. [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 22: Application due to showcase at the MIT EnergyHack event (11/12-14) [Apply now!]

October 27-28: Purdue PHD Info-Session (rsvp by 10/25). [Details]

November 1: Application due for the Spring 2022 Semester of the Advanced Study Program. [Details]

UMASS Boston: The I CAN PERSIST (ICP) STEM Initiative calling women of color in Stem to participate in mentoring. [Details]

Comparative Media Studies: Writing Together Online with the WCC returns in October. [Details]

Q2 Physical Education & Wellness Opens Wed, Oct 6 @ 8a EDT! [Details]

MIT Emergency Medical Services certification class over IAP. [Apply now!]

Student Support Services (S3): Help in an accessible & respectful environment. [virtual & walk in locations]

Seeking grad students for a survey: Explainable AI in Human-Robot Interaction (get $15 amazon gift card). [Details]

Ohio State University: Accepting undergrad applications for OSU FST Summer Scholars Program. [Details]

Flipping Failure initiative: check out stories of academic challenge and resilience [Details]

Writing and Communication Center: Free professional advice is offered for students & postdocs. [Details]

SERC Scholars Program: Undergraduate research opportunity. [Details]

Community Wellness Support for Students at MIT Medical: Fall classes and more. [Details]

Grad Students: Didja know about GradLink? [Details]

MIT English as a Second Language (ESL) Program: Volunteer tutors needed. [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]

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