Welcome to the MIT Club of Boston!

Skating Party Sat, Mar 07

Join other alums for a fun-filled family-friendly ice skating party at the MIT ice rink. We'll have exclusive use of the ice. Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. Bring the whole family. A great time is guaranteed for all. Please register in advance to make sure your name is on the list for access to the private ice time. 

Ivy+ Networking Reception Sat, Mar 07

Join us for a big intercollegiate mixer including local Ivy+ network alumni. MIT, Columbia, and Yale will begin the evening at Rattlesnake from 8:00PM - 10:00PM and then all groups will move to Storyville (no cover) to conclude the night. Preferred access to Storyville ends at 10:30PM, so be sure to factor in walking time! Free for members/non-members (and up to 2 guests). Must register in advance and bring a valid 21+ ID.

Coro Allegro: Lenten Meditations Sun, Mar 15

Come support fellow MIT alumni in Coro Allegro's upcoming concert! Coro Allegro is Boston's acclaimed classical chorus for members, friends, and allies of the LGBT community. Coro Allegro will be performing Théodore Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, Francis Poulenc's Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, and Johannes Brahm's Marienlieder. Discounted member/non-member tickets - $15/$20.

Lessons from Healthcare.gov Mon, Mar 23

Mina Hsiang SM '03, MEng '05, a health data expert for the White House, and Nick Sinai, former Deputy CTO of the US, will discuss the highly public crash of Healthcare.gov, and give an exciting behind-the-scene look at the rescue. They will also talk about how the crisis inspired new efforts to make digital government services that work for the American people, and why top designers, developers, and product managers are joining the government to lead the way.

Volunteer Engagement: K-12 and Community Service Wed, Mar 25

As MIT Alums, we are all tasked with carrying the tradition of "Mens et Manus" with us throughout our lives beyond the walls of MIT. The MIT Club of Boston takes this to heart by working with our Alumni to give back to the greater community through K-12 and other service activities.  This can be volunteering in a classroom, supporting a FIRST Robotics team, tutoring, or being an important adult in a child's life. Please join us for this event to learn more about how you can learn and do and/or tell us about experiences in which you are engaged that might be of interest to others. This event also provides a great opportunity to meet a number of members of the MIT COB Leadership Team and explore a variety of ways in which you can get involved with club activities.

BSS: Culture, History and Lore of Hacking at MIT Wed, Apr 01

The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign and "ethical" prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!). Come hear about the culture, history, and Lore of Hacking at MIT, including some great stories about some little known hacks. No fooling - this event is guaranteed to be a fun and fascinating evening.

If you would like to promote your company by sponsoring the event, please contact lmorales@mitcob.org subject=Hacking%20sponsorship.

Science Trivia Challenge 2015 Volunteers Wed, Apr 22

CALLING VOLUNTEERS to sign up for the MIT Club of Boston's 9th Annual
Science Trivia Challenge, part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

Science Trivia Challenge 2015 Team Entries Wed, Apr 22

The Science Trivia Challenge (STC) is a friendly, spirited contest hosted by the MIT Club of Boston that is part of the Cambridge Science Festival, organized annually by the MIT Museum. The ninth annual Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015. [Learn more about STC]


New and Noteworthy

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

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.


Beth McGonagle

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, MIT Annual Fund

MIT Admissions Job Opening (full time)

Director of the Educational Council

The Director of the Educational Council is a leadership position in the MIT Office of Admissions with the primary responsibility of managing the Educational Council, an organization of approximately 4,500 alumni/ae volunteers who serve MIT’s admissions process by providing outreach to students and high schools and interviewing applicants. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Director of the Educational Council serves as an admissions officer, reading applications and serving on the admissions committee as well as doing outreach programs on campus and beyond. A degree from MIT will be considered an advantage, and appreciation of MIT’s mission and culture is essential

If you are interested in the position, please see the posting on MIT's jobs site: http://bit.ly/ECDirector.  If you have any questions, drop us an email at ECdirectorSearch@mit.edu

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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Science Trivia Challenge

The Club of Boston’s 7th annual Science Trivia Challenge on April 17, 2013 was another resounding success.  Twenty-four teams - school-age and adult –joined Club volunteers and moderator Professor Walter Lewin for an evening of trivia ranging from bosons to biofuels to broccoli!  Each year, the four top-scoring teams enjoyed a meal with MIT Nobel Laureates, luminaries like Jerome Friedman, Robert Horvitz, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Phillip Sharp.

This coming year we add a new twist to our game: regular MIT and science trivia directly to your e-mail inbox!  If you joined us in April, keep playing along.  If you’re new to the Challenge, join us now!  Once a month, MIT-specific and  general science trivia questions will be included in the Club newsletter.

Click here to try out a few questions.


Affiliate Events

, Mar 07
Girls Day @ the MIT Museum
Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-themed activities at the MIT Museum! Hear from women in exciting careers about their paths to success, then explore interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries.

, Mar 08
The Remarkable Life & Career of Ellen Swallow Richards
Come celebrate International Women's Day! A networking reception will be followed by a presentation by author Pamela Curtis Swallow on her new book, "The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards: Pioneer in Science and Technology." The presentation will take us through Pamela Swallow's journey while researching this remarkable woman.

, Mar 10
SCIENCE with/in/sight: 2015 Koch Institute Image Awards
Ten remarkable images... One dynamic evening of science, technology, and inspiration...
Join MIT’s life scientists and engineers for a fascinating glimpse into the stories behind the fifth annual Koch Institute Image Awards exhibition. The evening will feature lightning talks from this year’s award winners and networking in the Koch Institute Public Galleries.

, Mar 13
Second Fridays: Nautical Night
Sea" research at MIT in a new light! Delve into ocean science, learn about the MIT Museum's nautical collections, and try your hand at some "knotical" challenges. Presentations and demonstrations by MIT researchers.

, Mar 14
An Evening at the Harvard Club
Join an evening with the Alumni Association Board of Directors at the Harvard Club of Boston: Professor John A. Ochsendorf
5:30–6:30 p.m.: Reception and hors d'oeuvres
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Professor Ochsendorf Lecture
Register today—space is limited and this event may sell out.

, Mar 26
The Role of Imaginative Play in the Life of Children
Over the past few decades, researchers in the field of education and child psychology have amassed evidence that as children play, they develop critical cognitive, emotional, social, and physical skills. This talk will review the latest research on the crucial role of imaginative play for optimal development, well-being, and creativity.

The sponsors who have generously contributed to the 2013 Gala are listed here.