MIT WATER COMMUNITY
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Stockholm Environment Institute: Job Opportunity
Are you a curious, talented researcher devoted to advancing the role of science in public policy? Do you have initiative, are you committed to applying yourself to the great sustainability challenges of our time, and do you enjoy working in a fun and supportive team setting? The Stockholm Environment Institute might be a good fit for you! SEI-US, is looking to hire a Water Program Director and a Water Resources Analyst/Scientist in our Davis, California Office. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sei-international.org/working-for-sei
Cambrian Innovation Lab Technician (1-year)
Cambrian Innovation, commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions, is looking for a Lab Technician to join its growing team in Watertown, MA. Please see our website for additional details. Eligible candidates should see this site for more information and submit a resume and cover letter to HR@CambrianInnovation.com.
INITIATIVES & EVENTS
MIT Press / Call for papers: New Uses for Old Rivers: Rediscovering Urban Waterways
Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2018
Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2018
Deindustrialization, grassroots activism, and water quality regulations have done much to reverse the widespread decline of urban waterways since the environmental awakening of the 1960s and 70s. While many urban rivers remain heavily polluted today, especially in the rapidly industrializing parts of Asia, a growing number of rivers flowing through cities of the global north and south have been revitalized and restored to acceptable levels of environmental quality, turning them from concrete-lined eyesores into urban amenities and restorative, accessible “blue space.”
In this issue of Projections, we seek to explore the variety of “new uses for old rivers” that have emerged in conjunction with these transformations. Such river uses include, but are not limited to, recreational water-based activities (e.g., swimming and bathing, boating, paddling, surfing), food production, fishing, biodiversity cultivation, floating home construction, and cultural and artistic expressions. We invite papers that examine such uses and attendant processes of transformation. (more info)
The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background!
Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more!
Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.
Ceres Job Opportunity
Are you ready to change investor and company practices on climate change and other sustainability challenges?
-Senior Manager, Investor Engagement
-Assistant, Water Program
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Apply for open positions and internships in Boston!
Cambrian Innovation: Process Engineer III Job Opportunity
Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Process Engineer III for our Watertown, MA office. Please view more details here.
Sandymount Process Engineer
Sandymount is an MIT spinout commercializing a new concentration process for alcoholic beverages. Employing a patent-pending cold filtration technique, we design processes and build systems that produce high quality concentrates from beers, wines, and related beverages. These high-quality concentrates allow our clients to greatly improve the sustainability of, and reduce distribution costs in, their supply chains. We are a team of eight, funded by several prominent Boston-based investment groups and have active projects with several global beverage companies.
The opportunity is for a full-time position based out of our facility in Somerville, MA, with structured working hours from 8:00AM to 6:00PM (5:00PM on Fridays). Expect opportunities for travel. If interested, please reach out to Adam Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Operations at Sandymount, with your resume and a couple sentences on the exciting and potentially challenging aspects of the role for you.
Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund
Deadline: April 23
The fund seeks to catalyze MIT community members to use the MIT campus as a test bed for research that advances scalable solutions in the areas of sustainable operations, management and design. The fund is designed to enable faculty, students, and researchers to collaborate with staff to explore the physical facility and social context in which they are researching, working, living and learning. For more information on the application process, see here.
Clean Tech Open Kickoff and Application
Deadline: May 1
March 22. Thursday, 5:30pm
444 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
Please join us in celebrating the launch of the 2018 Cleantech Open accelerator! This is the 14th year of Cleantech Open and we are excited to welcome back our community as we look forward to this year's program. We welcome all entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and anyone interested in joining our growing community. This is a great way to connect with Cleantech Open alumni, mentors, and thought leaders in the cleantech space. If you're a cleantech entrepreneur, this is the perfect event to learn how your venture can benefit from Cleantech Open. You will have the opportunity to give a 1-minute pitch in front of the audience and if you get voted crowd favorite you'll win a free application to Cleantech Open valued at $150! (apply here) (event registration & info)
Deadline: May 10
The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT is pleased to announce the internal call for doctoral student nominations for two new fellowship opportunities: J-WAFS’ Rasikbhai L. Meswani Fellowship for Water Solutions and the J-WAFS Graduate Student Fellowship. For more information on the application process, see here.
"Digital Technology – the Next Generation of Water Mixing" - Watts Water Technologies 2017 (Paper)