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Upcoming Club Events

New Age of Personal Brand Building: Marketing Yourself with Social Media Thu, May 28

Forget resumes and networking events. Now we are entering an age of social media marketing and brand building. We all are now facing new challenge of surviving in fast pace self-promotion on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Linked-in and YouTube. You need to have network on social media and build your brand with blogs, twitter feeds, Facebook events and Linked-in advertisement. For your talents to be noted by potential employers, investors and fortune 500 C-level positions you need to have your social media profile. The panel discussion will be focused on how you can now build your social media profile (resume) talking with the industry experts in social media revolution.

November Actions (Ricky Leacock Film) Sat, Jun 06

View the premiere of "November Actions,” a documentary that looks at how MIT President Howard Johnson, Provost Jerome B. Wiesner, faculty and students, reacted to possibly violent anti-war protests in November, 1969. The film by MIT Professor Ricky Leacock, a pioneering documentary filmmaker, provides a fascinating account of the complex interactions among students, faculty and staff at a tumultuous time.

2015 Annual Meeting Thu, Jun 11

FREE FOR MEMBERS - JOIN TODAY!

Join us for food, drink and fellowship as we celebrate the Club's past year, elect new officers and recognize outstanding volunteers. We will also have a discussion with Larry Constantine, Sloan '67, award winning author of Chipset, Gasline, and Flight Track, who will speak on Thrilling Technology: Making it up and Getting it Right!

Dining Club: June 2015 Tue, Jun 16


Save the date for our June outing to Tartufo in Newton, MA. Come enjoy good company and traditional Italian food. Space is limited. Registration opens 5/25.


Disney's Newsies Sun, Jun 28

Join the MIT Club of Boston as Disney's Newsies swings by the Boston Opera House. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. A block of tickets on the Mezzanine level has been reserved for the Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:30pm show. Pricing: Members and guests: $55 / Non-members and guests: $65.


Cirque du Soleil: Varekai Sun, Jul 19

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.


  

New and Noteworthy

MSRP seeking alumni to share their experiences and offer academic/career advice.

Each year, the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) brings around 40 talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the Institute for nine weeks to conduct research under the guidance of MIT faculty, attend academic and professional development seminars, and participate in social and cultural activities.

MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to increase participation by underrepresented graduate engineering and science programs in the US, and has a mission of promoting the value of graduate education; improving the research enterprise through increased diversity; and preparing and recruiting the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.

MSRP would like to connect our summer students to MIT alumni who could share their experiences and offer academic and career advice. If you are an MIT alumna/alumnus and are open to being contacted by MSRP participants during the summer, please get in touch! You can reach us at msrp@mit.edu.


MITCOB Volunteer Position

Assistant VP for Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation

Characteristic Duties include:

  1. Reach out to every event coordinator to thank them for their service. Ask how the event went and whether they would do anything different in the future.
  2. Procure list of names of all who volunteered at each event. Encourage coordinator to personally thank each person.  Record names in database
  3. Provide names of those who have volunteered to newsletter editor to include in newsletter
  4. List names of those who volunteered in the current year on MIT COB website
  5. At least once a year, organize an event (with assistance from VP of Volunteer Development) to show appreciation for volunteers.

Requirements: Enthusiasm, good organization, positive attitude, inspirational

Contact: Bonny S Kellermann


MIT Club of Boston K-12/Community Service Volunteer Engagement event on March 25, 2015

A number of alumni attended the MIT Club of Boston K-12/Community Service Volunteer Engagement event on March 25, 2015. Please find information here about some of the volunteer opportunities about which they learned.


BSS: Sam Madden Video

This was a tough winter, so I wanted to thank all of the people who were able to attend the BSS with Prof. Sam Madden on February 3 at the Microsoft NERD Center. We had to delay his talk a day due to the 15 or so inches of snow that fell the day before, but we still had an enthusiastic crowd. We started late due to the horrendous traffic in Kendall Square caused by the snow-blocked lanes throughout the city, but there was plenty of food, beer and wine to keep people happy until more people could arrive.  Prof. Madden still managed to talk for one hours - he was our champ of the night!

Prof. Sam Madden '99, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, spoke about big data, one of the hottest topics in computer science. At MIT, he recently started two "big data" initiatives:  the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Big Data, and BigData@CSAIL, and industry-sponsored consortium.  In this talk, he gave a bit of background about what big data is, why industry is so excited about it, and his own perspective on the challenging research problems it brings up.  He also described a couple of "big data" research projects, including BlinkDB, an approximate query processor built on Apache Hive, and DataHub, a new system helping teams of researchers collaborate on data sets. Prof. Madden answered many question throughout the talk and at the end.

The revised Sam Madden video can be seen here.


FY2015 MITCOB Scholarship Fund Recipient

Dear MIT Club of Boston,

Thank you for your generous support of the MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund. As the cost of an MIT education increases annually, the role of scholarships in ensuring both access and affordability becomes more critical. About 56% of MIT undergraduates receive need-based financial aid, and generous donors like yourselves allow us to admit students regardless of their financial
circumstances.

The student scholars who benefit from alumni-supported scholarship funds are talented and ambitious - traits that will allow them to succeed at MIT and beyond. Your gifts not only allow the best and brightest students to flourish at the Institute, but also demonstrate the importance of philanthropy for these future alumni.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the Alumni Association and MIT, I thank the alumni and friends who contribute to this fund, and the leadership who continue to make scholarships a fundraising priority.

Sincerely,

Beth McGonagle

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, MIT Annual Fund


MITCOB Scholarship Fund

The MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund was established on December 2, 1985 by an initial gift of the MIT Club of Boston on November 5, 1985.

The Fund shall be held as an endowment and additions to the Fund may be made at any time by the Club or members.  The annual net income of the Fund will be applied to undergraduate financial aid, except that first preference shall be given to undergraduate students who are club member relatives and second preference to Greater Boston residents, in accordance with the student financial aid policies of the Institute.

In establishing the Fund, the MIT Club of Boston recognized the importance of endowed scholarships to support the Institute’s commitment to providing need-based financial aid to undergraduate students. 

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Affiliate Events


Thu
, May 28
MIT Center for Real Estate 30th anniversary celebration
Join the MIT Center for Real Estate 30th anniversary celebration. Choose Thursday night dinner, or the Friday Forum and views of Boston Harbor aboard the Odyssey or come to all events! Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the Center and connections with alumni and key leaders in the real estate industry.


Wed
, Jun 03
AAx Year-End Barbecue
Gear up for the summer and join us for a year-end barbecue to celebrate the arts at MIT! We’ll have food, drink, entertainment and you’ll have the chance to make connections with your fellow alumni, current students, and friends at the Wood Sailing Pavilion.