Upcoming Club Events

Skating Party Sat, Mar 03

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. Free for club members and their guests; $5/person for others.
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Frozen Tea Party Sat, Mar 03

Disney pulls 'terrible' Frozen short from Coco screenings

SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist by emailing graceyao@alum.mit.edu with number of tickets desired.

Come enjoy a Frozen Tea Party at the MIT Endicott House mansion. Sure to be a day you all remember forever! Join Elsa and Anna as you sing some songs and create your own version of the warmest snowman!

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Dining Club - March 2018 (PART ONE) Sun, Mar 04

Save the date for MITCOB's belated dining club outing to celebrate Chinese New Year. We will be kicking off the new year with traditional afternoon dim sum in Boston's Chinatown @ China Pearl! Space is limited, so RSVP now. There will be a waiting list in case of cancellations. Registration ends Saturday 3/3/2018!
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MITCOB Monthly Officers Meeting Mon, Mar 05

Join us for our monthly officers or board meetings, open to all members of the club! Learn about our operations or get involved in volunteering with us.
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BSS: Carlo Ratti - Senseable Cities Fri, Mar 09

Join us for the 2018 Boston Seminar Series on Friday March  9, 2018. The guest speaker will be Professor Carlo Ratti, Director MIT Senseable City Lab.

 

 

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Giving Day Wed, Mar 14

SUPPORT MIT CLUB OF BOSTON GIVING DAY CHALLENGE

Your help is needed to make a gift on Giving Day to support one or both of the following funds.

The MIT Club of Boston has established 2 funds: The MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund (which provides much needed financial support for undergraduate students in the Greater Boston area) and the MIT Club of Boston Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) Fund, which supports the cost for local teachers to participate in this amazing week long program and get a drink of knowledge from the MIT firehose.

Your gift to one of these funds will release challenge grants that can add as much as $12,000 to provide support for these purposes. Please make a gift on Giving Day (Pi Day - March 14) to one of these funds.  Your gift will count if it is made between 12:01 am and 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on March 14.

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Boston Seminar Series - Paula Hammond Wed, Apr 04

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the 2018 Boston Seminar Series on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The guest speaker will be Paula Hammond '84, PhD '93, David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering. Add to calendar

MITCOB Monthly Officers Meeting Mon, Apr 09

Join us for our monthly officers or board meetings, open to all members of the club! Learn about our operations or get involved in volunteering with us.
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Boston Seminar Series - Earl Miller Wed, Apr 18

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the 2018 Boston Seminar Series on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The guest speaker will be Earl Miller.
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Science Trivia Challenge 2018 Team Entries Thu, Apr 19

The Science Trivia Challenge 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. It is a live team trivia quiz where contestants are challenged on their knowledge of many subjects. Teams have to be ready for anything!

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New and Noteworthy

***Save the dates: Spring 2018 BSS***

The Boston Seminar Series (BSS) hosts thought provoking speakers from the MIT community to engage area alumni and students in support of our mission to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the Institute and its graduates. This spring, the BSS features MIT faculty and alumni leaders in fields of design, machine learning, oncology, chemistry, neuroscience, the internet of things, urban planning, mechanical engineering. Learn more and save the dates for our spring events:

2.8: Regina Barzilay, Delta Electronics Professor, EECS   
3.9: Professor Carlo Ratti, Director MIT Senseable City Lab
4.4: Paula Hammond '84, PhD '93, David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering
4.18: Earl Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience 
5.1: Professor Martin Culpepper SM ’97, PhD ’00 and Whitney Espich, CEO of MITAA


Apply: Open leadership positions

The MIT Club of Boston is looking for motivated volunteers to bring new ideas and energy to leadership positions in professional development, community engagement, finance, and more! Open positions include: Professional Development Chair; Asst. VP for Community Engagement Coordinator; VP for Volunteer Development; Asst. VP of Volunteer Engagement; Asst. VP for Finance; and Clerk and President-Elect.

Explore the full list of available positions and reach out to division leadership to get involved!


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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Spectacular Weather for our 2017 Summer BBQ

Our team of fearless volunteers

Sitting and front row: Lei Jin, Tammy Ngai, Carol Martin, Mindy Garber, Dorothy Curtis

Standing: Natalia Olive, Nacho Fuentes Ribas, Bonny Kellermann, 


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Tue, Feb 20 2018
MIT Museum February Workshops: February 20-23
Is your middle school student looking for something unique and fun to do over February break? Check out the MIT Museum's day-long workshops.  Designed just for middle schoolers, each day is an exploration of robotics, data sculptures, or citizen science projects.Limited to 20 students.

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Sat, Feb 24 2018
The Rise & Fall of Pluto: How Science Progresses
Since Pluto was discovered in 1930 it reigned as the ninth planet until 2006, when astronomers voted to take away its status as a planet. This talk will be about discovering new things in the solar system, and how this led to both the rise and fall of Pluto.

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Sat, Feb 24 2018
Citizen Science Fair
Meet local researchers and learn how you can participate in “citizen science” research projects. This form of crowd-sourced science has the potential to lead to discoveries that would be nearly impossible to achieve alone.

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Mon, Feb 26 2018
Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?
Panel discussion on the current state of democracy.

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Thu, Mar 01 2018
MIT IQ Launch
MIT Intelligence Quest — an Institute-wide initiative on human and machine intelligence research, its applications, and its bearing on society. Listen to MIT faculty, alumni, students, and friends talk about their work across all aspects of this domain.

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Sat, Mar 03 2018
8th Annual MIT Asia Business Conference: “Innovative Asia”
This conference brings together founders, executives and investors to showcase the myriad ways Asia is leading technological innovation and shaping the world. This year, our discussions are focused on the themes of AI, Retail & Consumer, Banking & Finance, Healthcare, and PE/VC Investment.

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Thu, Mar 08 2018
DSL Speaker Series Workshop: Portraits in Resilience
The Division of Student Life and Institute Community & Equity Office are hosting a talk by Prof. Daniel Jackson, who will discuss his recently published Portraits of Resilience. This work is a compilation of personal stories of MIT students, faculty, and staff who have grappled with daunting challenges, and found ways to overcome them and succeed.

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Sat, Mar 10 2018
Science on Saturday - Rockets and Flight
Join experts from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for this highly interactive workshop on aircraft and spacecraft. Students from the audience can volunteer to help with lots of cool demonstrations in the on-stage presentation.

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