6 May 2017:

1) You may recall that Daniel Cicala got into the [Kan Extension Seminar](https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2016/10/the_kan_extension_seminar_retu.html), which is an advanced online course on category theory run by Emily Riehl, Alexander Campbell and our very own Brendan Fong. Participants read famous papers on category theory, discuss them and blog about them. Daniel recently blogged about the paper he read:

* [A discussion on notions of Lawvere theory](https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2017/05/a_discussion_on_notions_of_law.html).

2) Blake got offered a 3-month internship at the Princeton branch of Siemens, a big engineering firm! The [advertisement](https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/207833/PhD+Intern+%E2%80%93+Next-Generation+Engineering+with+Category+Theory+and+Sheaves?lang=en-US) was pretty interesting:

> **PhD Intern – Next-Generation Engineering with Category Theory and Sheaves**

> **Responsibilities**

> * Develop concepts for unifying different engineering formalisms that describe different domains and aspects of complex systems using Category Theory.
> * Implement the developed concepts in software prototypes to demonstrate novel languages and algorithms to represent and extract knowledge across engineering disciplines.
> * Investigate the use of Sheaves for the creation of hybrid engineering models that combine data-driven and physics-based representations.
> * Participate in the preparation of scientific publications.

> **Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience**

> * PhD student in Mathematics or Physics.
> * Programming skills in Python and/or JavaScript and ability to quickly prototype in these languages.
> * Good written and verbal communication skills in English are required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills in multi-cultural environments.
> * Team player who can also be independent, prioritize work and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
> * The successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law.

The guy in charge is named [Arquimedes Canedo](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r2zo9HQAAAAJ&hl=en), and he seems potentially interested in hiring Blake or other applied category theory people (hint hint!) for a longer-term project.