Community News – Week of October 21, 2019

Week of October 21, 2019

The following announcements are as of October 18.

Events and Seminars

October 21: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Matt Johnson, “A Decision Tree Based Machine Learning Algorithm for Reaction Rate Estimation”
– Pedro de Souza, “Electrostatic Correlations and Surface Forces in Multivalent Electrolytes”

October 25: Wang Lecture: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
A Tale of Two Cities: What it Takes to Manufacture for Two Frontiers in the War on Cancer“, Michael P. Thien ScD ’88, Senior VP of Global Science

October 26: Learn to Golf – free clinic hosted by MIT Club Golf, 9 am – 12 pm at Stone Meadow Driving Range. [Details]

October 27: Diwali Night – dinner and cultural show in Kresge Auditorium. [Details]

November 11: 2019 MIT Sports Summit – Media Lab. Free Event – register now with your MIT email and password mitsportslabsummit19. [Details]

December 3: #SpreadingFacts: Communicating Science for a Better World. MIT Samberg Conference Center. [Details]

November 22: Single Cell Symposium, “Dissecting Cancer One Cell at a Time” [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

October 28: Lisa Volpatti (Anderson Group), 1:00 p.m., 76-156
Development and Evaluation of Glucose-Responsive Biomaterials as Self-Regulated Insulin Delivery Systems

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

Postdoc Opportunity: Purdue University – start date, February 2020. [Details]

November 1: Application due for MIT-GSK Gertrude B. Elion Research Fellowship Program for Drug Discovery and Disease. [Details]

DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications. [Details]

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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

November 1: All students: Application due for March 2020 NESACS–GDCh Student Exchange Program to Cologne Germany. [Details and Application]

November 15-17: MIT Energy Hack 2019. Registration is open until Nov. 1.

December 20: Abstract due for Intl. Mexican Congress on Chemical Reaction Engineering – June ’20 [Details]

Undergraduates: Opportunities within the Journal of Young Investigators. [Details]

MIT D-Lab: Nine fall classes open to all students! [Details]

$50K MIT Collaborative Intelligence Entrepreneurship Competition. [Details]

10.585 Engineering Nanotechnology – for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. [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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