Community News – Week of September 21, 2020

Week of September 21, 2020

The following announcements are as of September 18.

Events and Webinars

September 21: Undergraduate Seminar Series: 2:00 p.m., zoom link will be emailed.
Tiny Glowy Things: My Path to Chemical Engineering“, William Tisdale, ARCO Career Development Professor, MIT Chemical Engineering

September 21: Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., zoom link will be emailed.
Hamid Doost Hooseini, “Data-driven Genetic Circuit Engineering for Natural Environments”
Jennifer Kaczmarek, “Biosensor Design For Use in Directed Enzyme Evolution of myo-inositol oxygenase”
Anriudh Manoj K. Nambiar, “Robotic Platform for Automated Chemical Synthesis and Multistep Reaction Optimization in Continuous Flow”

September 23, 30, & Oct. 7: GSC’s External Affairs Board (EAB) Advocacy Workshops! Title IX… COVID-19… Travel Bans… Visas…learn how to make a difference. [Details]

September 30: Biology Diversity Community (BDC) Seminar Series presents, EJ Joseph from Amplify the Movement. 3:00 p.m. [Details]

September 30: Study Abroad Basics Info Session, 4:00 p.m. [Details]

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., zoom, “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

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]

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.

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

Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program. [Details]

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 [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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