Community News – Week of September 26, 2022

Week of September 26, 2022

The following announcements are as of September 23.

Events and Webinars

September 26: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
– William Funkenbusch, “Methods for saddle point solves in constrained Brownian dynamics simulations”
– Katharina Fransen, “High-Throughput Chemistry and Property Testing for Sustainable Polymers”

September 26: Start Your Fall Semester Strong With Writing Together Online – 5 free sessions. [Register]

September 28: SidPac/Ashdown 3-Minute Research Fest. 6:00 p.m. [Details]

September 28: Virtual Fall Career Fair. [Details]

September 28: MITei webinar with Brian Ó Gallachóir. 12:00 p.m. [Register]

September 28: AI Policy Forum Summit – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. virtual. [Register]

September 29: MIT-Takeda: AI + ML for Target Identification through Pre-clinical Research – all day event. [Details]

September 29-30: Rising Stars in Chemical Engineering: An Academic Career Workshop for Women. [Details]

October 3: ChemE Student Seminar, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
– Krishna Inguva, title – tba
– Michelle Quien, “2D Polyaramid Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications”
– Wenhao Gao, “Toward Autonomous Molecular Discovery”

October 7: Hottel Lecture, 3:00 p.m., 66-110
Physical & Chemical Models for the Emergence of Biological Homochirality” Donna G. Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute

October 7: Starr Forum Webinar: An Update on the War Against Ukraine. 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. [Register]

October 13: SCIENCE with/in/sight: Cancer Research Futures, 5:30 p.m. Bldg 76. [Register]

October 13: IMES/HST, Graduate Education in Medical Sciences Info Session. [Register]

October 14 – 16: MIT Policy Hackathon 2022: A New (Re)generation. [Details]

October 14: South Asia & the Institute: Transformative Connections – opening event. [Register]

October 21: MIT Energy and Climate Career Fair. [Details]

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

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

Thesis Defense

September 26: A. Mark Payne (Green Lab), 1:00 p.m., E17-517 and zoom link will be emailed.
Generating Detailed Kinetic Models for Large Pyrolysis Systems

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

October 12: Application due for Graduate Student Career Exploration Grant. [Details]

October 19: Application due for funded PKG Fellowship for IAP 2023. [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]

UROP: Brain & Cognitive Sciences Dept., John Gabrieli/Pawan Sinha (PIs). [Details]

Search for more faculty positions around the world at

See listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions>>

Other Announcements

September 27: Submission due for J-WAFS World Food Day Student Video Competition. [Details]

Fall Acroyoga Series:  (6 wks), Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm at Killian Court. [Signup]

October 1: Application due to teach anything at MIT Splash 2022 (11/9-20). [Details]

MIT Library: Presents, MIT Reads “Together” by Vivek Murthy. [Details]

Ethics for Engineers: the course will be offered this fall.  [Website]

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 Fall 2022. [Details]

Project-based D-Lab Energy class: Applications of Energy in Global Development. [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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