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MIT Club of Boston Fall IM Sports Tue, Sep 01

Join the MIT Club of Boston and the greater MIT community and play IM sports this fall!  Fall sports include badminton, team tennis, outdoor soccer, flag football, air pistol, dodgeball, ice hockey, and basketball.  IM sports with the MIT Club of Boston are a great way to meet other alumni, reconnect with old friends, and interact with current students, faculty and staff!  Games start mid-September and registration is open through the end of the month.

We are actively recruiting team captains so please email brahmlow@mitcob.org for more information on how you can get involved!

Q&A with Robin Chase SM'86, Co-Founder of Zipcar Mon, Sep 14

Robin Chase SM’86, co-founder/ex-CEO of Zipcar and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, illuminates the potential of the collaborative economy to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative force can have on these most pressing economic and social issues of our time.

BSS: Susan Solomon - Climate Change and The Reasons for Climate Gridlock Wed, Sep 30

A Tale for Our Times:  Something For Everyone About Climate Change and The Reasons for Climate Gridlock Susan SolomonProf. Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at MIT, will be providing scientific information that can be useful for everyone who wants to better understand the dual challenges of the science of climate change, and why international agreement on climate change policy has proven particularly difficult.

Volunteer Engagement: K-12 and Community Service (Fall 2015) Wed, Oct 07

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 will provide an opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of community service organizations and will 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: David Rose Wed, Nov 18

Save the date for a talk on the Internet of Things with David Rose to be held at Google, Cambridge.

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Externship Sponsors Needed for MIT Students!

The MIT Alumni Association sponsors the Student/Alumni Externship Program during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), January 4-29, 2016. The Externship Program pairs MIT undergraduate and graduate students with alumni for job shadowing and intern opportunities over IAP.  Externships may range in length from one week to the entire length of IAP, depending on the sponsor’s needs.  We are seeking alumni from a wide spectrum of professional fields who are interested in connecting with the best and brightest current MIT students, increasing awareness of their companies and reconnecting with the student experience.  The program is free for the participating companies. Most sponsors choose to offer a stipend, housing and/or transportation assistance, but this is not required. To learn more, watch the Externship Experience on YouTube or read about MIT Externship Experience: Life at a Startup on the Slice of MIT blog. 
For more information on the program process and to access the online application, go to http://alum.mit.edu/externships by September 1, 2015, or contact Elena Byrne at 617-252-1143 or externship@mit.edu.

AVP Positions for K-12 / Community Service

Assistant VP for Community Service: Community Engagement Coordinator

This person will coordinate information from club members who are engaged as volunteers and would like to share information with area alums about the opportunity to get involved with the organization with which they volunteer. This person will also field inquiries from club members who would like to get involved as a volunteer and, with help from the VP of K-12 and Community Service as needed, provide them with information about opportunities that may be of interest. 

Assistant VP for K-12 Enrichment Opportunities Coordinator

This person will focus on enrichment opportunities for K-12 students, focusing on opportunities available through MIT as well as those recommended by club members. This person will build a website or database about opportunities that may be of interest and also respond to inquiries from club members about opportunities.

Please contact Bonny Kellermann at bkellermann@mitcob.org if you are interested in either position.

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.

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.

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

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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, Sep 03
Pluto Revealed! Results from NASA's New Horizons Mission
Richard Binzel, Professor of Planetary Science at MIT and a NASA New Horizons Science Team Co-Investigator, is coming to Cary Memorial Library in Lexington to present and discuss the results of Pluto from the New Horizons mission.

, Sep 09
Pluto Revealed!
Richard Binzel, Professor of Planetary Science at MIT and a NASA New Horizons Science Team Co-Investigator, will present and discuss the results of Pluto from the New Horizons mission.

, Sep 09
MIT Women's Chorale First Rehearsal
The Chorale welcomes women from throughout the MIT community, especially alums and their family members. Our December 5th holiday concert will include works by Vivaldi; Rimsky-Korsakov; David Hamilton; and a new piece by our music director.

, Sep 11
Living in the Future
Humanoid robots? Bouncing cameras? Find out if science portrayed by Hollywood is fiction or today's reality! At the MIT Museum

, Sep 17
Career Planning
The Sloan Club presents as a speaker Pennell Locey, Vice President and leader of Keystone Associates’ individual delivery practice. She is a member of the Consulting Practice Leadership Team and has over 25 years experience in career management, human resources, and leadership development.

, Sep 22
Cashing in on your Data
The speaker in Sloan School's Big Data Speaker Series is Barbara Haley Wixom who joined MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) in June 2013 to serve as a Principal Research Scientist. Her research explores how organizations deliver business value through data.

, Sep 25
Maya Beiser: Uncovered
Cellist Maya Beiser, accompanied by Jherek Bischof on bass and Matt Kilmer on drums, performs music from her latest album Uncovered, featuring arrangements of classic rock tunes by MIT’s Evan Ziporyn. Pre-Concert Talk by composer Evan Ziporyn (part of ArtWeek Boston; included with ticket purchase).

, Oct 02
Curating East German Photography
Three curators at the MIT Museum discuss the unique challenges of representing the visual culture of East Germany and the historical memory of the GDR, 25 years after Reunification.

, Oct 11
MIT Distinctive Car & Vehicle Show
Start Your Engines! MITAC hosts its first MIT Vehicle Show for the MIT Community. The MIT Vehicle Show will showcase some of the powered and unpowered vehicular standouts, both at MIT (products/subjects of MIT research), as well as interesting collectors' vehicles owned by members of the MIT community.

, Oct 15
Watching Water: Nature’s Field Guide to Weather and Climate
5th Annual John H. Carlson Lecture presented by MIT’s Lorenz Center and the New England Aquarium featuring Bjorn Stevens, PhD, director, Atmosphere in the Earth System Department, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology and professor, University of Hamburg, Germany.

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