Community News – Week of October 19, 2020

Week of October 19, 2020

The following announcements are as of October 16.

Congratulations to the fall 2020 Dow Travel Award Winners!

Sun Jin Moon: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2020 Annual Meeting

Naveen Arunachalam: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2020 Annual Meeting + AWS and Red Hat Certification

Sachin Bhagchandani: HMX Immuno-oncology Course

Events and Webinars

October 19: Student Seminar: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., zoom link will be emailed
Presenters: Ziaorui Dong, Joseph Maalouf, Yen-Ting Wang

October 19-22: MIT Technology Review: EmTech Online Conference. [Register]

October 20: Symposium: The Role of Research Universities and MIT’s Climate Initiatives. Co-chairs: Paula Hammond and Julie Newman [Details]

October 21: A Live Discussion with Angela Davis. 1:00 p.m.

October 21: MIT Energy Initiative Fall Colloquium: Net-zero emissions and social equity. Former U.S. Secretary of Energy and founding director of MITEI Ernest J. Moniz will present this year’s MIT Energy Initiative Fall Colloquium. [Details]

October 22: Virtual Supplier Vendor Expo for MIT. Lunch provided through DoorDash. [Details]

October 21 – 23: MIT Energy Night, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. [Details]

October 23: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m.
Interrogating Enzymatic Reactions Using Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition and Assembly“, Jennifer M. Heemstra, Emory University

October 26: Undergraduate Seminar Series: “Starting a Chemical Company”, Sean Hunt, Co-founder & CTO of Solugen, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., virtual event

October 26: MIT-Wide book talk, The New (Ab)Normal – Prof. Yossi Sheffi. [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

October 26: Application due for the Human Rights & Technology Fellowships. [Details]

October 30: Application due, Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Students. [Details]

November 1: Application due for Spring 2021 MIT Professional Education Advanced Study Program. [Details]

November 2: Application due for DoD National Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. [Details]

November 15: Application due for MIT-India Travel Fellowships. [Details]

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

October 27: Application due for Workshop in Advance Functional Fabrics (1/5-15, 2021) [Details]

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

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]

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

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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