Community News – Week of September 14, 2020

Week of September 14, 2020

The following announcements are as of September 11.

Events and Webinars

September 14: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. Virtual Seminar – Link will be emailed.
Kevin Tenny, “Generalizing Descriptors for Carbon Cloth Electrodes in Redox Flow Batteries”

September 14: National Funding Foundation, Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. [Details]

September 18: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m., virtual – link will be emailed.
Deep Learning in Protein Folding: Trajectory Reconstruction and Ultra-fast Simulators“, Prof. Andrew Ferguson, University of Chicago

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 >>

Thesis Defense

September 21: Cameron Halliday (Hatton Group), 10:00 a.m., virtual defense – link will be emailed, “Molten Alkai Metal Borates for High Temperature Carbon Capture

September 23: Supratim Das (Bazant Group), 2:00 p.m., virtual defense – link will be emailed, “Learning the Electrochemistry of Degradation and Safety in Graphite Porous Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

September 17: Application due for fall MISTI’s ELO remote internship opportunities. [Details]

October 2: MIT Splash application due to teach a virtual class on anything to high school students on the weekend of November 14–15! [Apply Now!]

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]

Akatech: Check out current career opportunities listed around the world. [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.

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions, visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

September 30: Submission due for Video Competition – World Food Day, “MIT Research for a Food Secure Future.” [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]

Innovation Teams Enterprise (iTeams): Register for Technical Innovation: Teams. 10.807/15.371 meets with (2s.979). [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]

Asia-pacific Conference on Oil and Gas Webinar to be held on Sept. 28-29 [Registration is now open]

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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