Community News – Week of October 24, 2022

Week of October 24, 2022

The following announcements are as of October 21.

Events and Webinars

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 24: Día de los Muertos Paint Night. Students & postdocs are welcome. 6:00 p.m. in 3-370.

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

October 25: Career & Research Opportunities at Jio Institute in India. 12:00 p.m. Lunch provided. [Register]

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

October 27: MIT Grad Arts Forum: Renaissance at the Gardner Museum. 6:00 p.m. [Details]

October 27: MIT Global Languages event, Heritage Meets Heritage. 5:00 p.m. 10-105. [Details]

October 28: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m., 66-110
“Accelerating Scalable Decarbonization Efforts by Advancing Fundamental Insights into Fluid-Particle Interactions and Novel Carbon Transformations in Natural and Engineered Processes”, Greeshma Gadikota, Cornell University

October 28: Open Data @ MIT Event. 2:00 p.m. in Hayden Library. [Register]

October 30: GSC Activity: Apple picking outing to Honey Pot Hill Orchards. 6:00 p.m. [Details]

October 30: Diwali Night and Cultural Show. [Details]

October 31: Ten Talks, an Undergraduate Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 66-360 [For lunch, RSVP by 10/27]
– Prof. Ariel Furst, “By Your Powers Combined: Using Electrochemistry and Biomolecular Engineering in tandem for cleaner clean energy technology

October 31: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110
– Michael Ream, “Dynamic Regulation of Metabolic Flux using Orthogonal Quorum Sensing”
– Pablo Dean, “Leveraging Competitive Sorption in Microporous Polymers to Enhance Membrane-based Gas Separation Performance”
– Priyanka Raghavan, “Building Low-Data Models to Predict Reaction Yields & Substrate Compatibility”

November 4: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
“Inverse-opal Structures for Photonic, Catalytic and Sensing Applications”, Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University

November 4: Info session to do research in Japan, 12:00 p.m. [Details]

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

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

November 9: MITsdm Systems Night, 6:30 p.m. MIT Museum. [Details]

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 26: Tam Nguyen (Braatz Lab), 12:00 p.m., 66-360 and zoom link will be emailed.
Systems Engineering for Viral Vector Production

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

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

December 9: Application due for Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Students. [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]

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]

Mind Matter Boston: a non-profit organization needs student mentors. [Details]

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

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

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 2022-2023. [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]

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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