Community News – Week of October 5, 2020

Week of October 5, 2020

The following announcements are as of October 2.

Events and Webinars

October 5: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., virtual seminar, link will be emailed.
Tam Nguyen, Sarah Cowles, Ge Zhang

October 8: A day in a life of a PDT Quantitative Researcher – From Academia to Industry. [Details]

October 8: Future Founders Bootcamp: Academic biotech founder stories, 1:00-2:00 p.m. [Details]

October 15: Sustainability Connect, 1:00 p.m. [Register]

October 16: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m., “CO2 Neutral Chemical Production: A Dream or Reality?” Kevin Van Geem, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

October 20: Symposium: The Role of Research Universities and MIT’s Climate Initiatives. [Details]

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

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

MIT Technology Review: EmTech Online Conference (October 19-22) [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

November 2: Application due for DoD National Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. [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 12: Submissions due for 2020 Amgen – LabCentral Golden Ticket Competition. [Details]

October 14: Registration due for IAP/Spring class for MIT EMS, a student-run ambulance service. [Details]

Purdue University: Undergrads interested in grad school: free virtual events & presentations. [Details]

MIT Sloan: Undergrads interested in grad school: programs & admissions overview events. [Details]

Community Wellness Programs. [Details]

Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program. [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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