Call for applications: Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Lab is a platform for candidates from all academic disciplines who would like to present their research work, business model, innovative project or transformative idea in front of their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business.
The call for applications is now open. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and faculty members are invited to apply. Read more.

Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

The Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge Program is designed to identify and grow digital health solutions that help the economies of Massachusetts and the US recover from COVID-19 more quickly.

The first challenge is "Innovations to Support Caregivers". Mass Digital Health is seeking startups, entrepreneurs, and intrapraneurs who are developing digital health-based solutions for family caregivers. Up to eight finalists will be selected for a three-month accelerator program and the winners will compete for prizes worth up to $250,000.

Read more and apply by July 30, 2021.

AIM Photonics course—Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC): Sensors

In this course, Dr. Agarwal and Prof. Hu examine the basics of photonics chem-bio sensing components and techniques. They provide learners with insights to lay a foundation for them to envision their own PIC sensors. Students will learn to make judicious decisions regarding wavelengths, materials platforms, light sources, spectrometers, and photodetector solutions based on their desired application.

Registration is now open.

MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium Impact Fellowship Program—Apply by May 28

The MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Impact Fellowship Program is a postdoctoral opportunity for individuals who want to transcend academia & industry to apply their expertise to near-term change for a more sustainable future. MCSC Impact Fellows will work with MIT researchers and consortium industry members – in collaboration with external organizations and communities – to implement solutions needed for global economic transformation to address the global climate change and sustainability crisis.

Read more and apply.

Call for nominations: DSM Bright Science Award 2021 for PhD students

Royal DSM and the ACS division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) invite nominations for the DSM Bright Science Award for PhD students 2021 in Material Sciences. The award carries a cash prize of $5,500. This prestigious award has been established to recognize and reward excellence in innovative PhD research related to polymer science and technology. The theme for the 2021 award will be Polymers for a Sustainable Future.

IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge—Applications due Jan. 24

The IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge is MIT’s 20 -year old annual social entrepreneurship program housed in the PKG Public Service Center. Since its founding in 2001, IDEAS has enabled MIT student-led teams to apply their education and expertise in collaboration with community partners to address social and environmental challenges around the world. Through this program, you can recruit a team from anywhere in the world and develop a creative solution in partnership with impacted stakeholders. Your team can also benefit from a supportive body of reviewers, mentors, and funding within the range of $1,000 – $20,000.

Applications due January 24, 2021.

IAP course: nanoStories—Workshop on science communication at the nanoscale

Designed for students with an interest in science communication and STEAM outreach. Guided by instructors and invited guest speakers, in each two-hour class students will explore a new topic, jointly developing an instructional narrative to be told in text, video, and/or interactive multimedia. Outside of MIT labs, nanoscience and nanotechnology appear mysterious. Help us demystify them! The content of the classes will reflect research/exploratory interests of participants.

January 11, 13, 15, 19, 20, & 22
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Register for this course.