Community News – Week of October 26, 2020

Week of October 26, 2020

The following announcements are as of October 23.

Events and Webinars

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: ChemE Student Seminar Series: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., virtual seminar, link will be emailed.
– Kara Rodby, “Refining Economic Arguments for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Technologies: Assessing the Levelized Cost of Redox Flow Batteries”
– Chen Song, “Fabrication of Stable Nanofibrous Membranes for Emulsified (Oil/Water) Separation”
– Duncan Morgan, “Probing T Cell Phenotype and Specificity in Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Single-Cell RNA and TCR Sequencing”

October 26 – 30: Graduate Womxn at MIT (gwaMIT) Annual Empowerment Conference. [Details]

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

October 28: SidPac Presidential Lecture – When Life Rhymes with Prison, 12:00 pm. [Details]

October 27 & 30: Virtual Info sessions for MIT Innovation Discovery Japan 2021. [Details]

October 29: MIT Community Pumpkin Patch Party! Virtual event. [signup by October 28]

November 2: MIT.nano & MTL Career Fair. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. [Register]

November 5: Save the date for AeroAstro talk with Pamela Newkirk author of Diversity, Inc. [Details]

November 6: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. virtual seminar, link will be posted
– Title: TBA, Krista Walton, Associate Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology

November 19: Lippard Lecture, Koch Institute: “Endometrial cancer: genetic models & translational studies” [Register]

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]

November 1: Application due for a grant from the de Florez Fund for Humor. [Details]

November 3: Application due for Sloan MBA Program – early admission for MIT Students. [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 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]

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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