Upcoming Club Events

The Nutcracker - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Sat, Dec 09

Join the MIT Club of Boston for a time honored holiday tradition. Capture the magic of the holiday season with José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. A limited block of tickets in the Mezzanine section has been reserved for the Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00pm matinee show. Pricing: Members and guests: $35 / Non-members and guests: $40. Join us afterwards for an optional post-show dinner at China Pearl in Boston's Chinatown. SOLD OUT.

The Wizard of Oz Sat, Jan 13

Join the MIT Club of Boston for a special stage production of the Wizard of Oz at the Boston Opera HouseAudiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. A limited block of tickets in the Rear Center Left Mezzanine section has been reserved for the Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:00pm show. Pricing: Members and guests: $55 / Non-members and guests: $65.

SOLD OUT. E-mail tngai@mitcob.org for waiting list tickets.

New and Noteworthy

MIT physicist Rainer Weiss shares Nobel Prize in physics

Rainer Weiss ’55, PhD ’62, professor emeritus of physics at MIT, has won the Nobel Prize in physics for 2017. Weiss won half of the prize, with the other half of the award shared by Kip S. Thorne, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at Caltech, and Barry C. Barish, professor emeritus of physics at Caltech.

The Nobel Foundation, in its announcement this morning, cited the physicists "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.”

“We are immensely proud of Rai Weiss, and we also offer admiring best wishes to his chief collaborators and the entire LIGO team,” says MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “The creativity and rigor of the LIGO experiment constitute a scientific triumph; we are profoundly inspired by the decades of ingenuity, optimism, and perseverance that made it possible. It is especially sweet that Rai Weiss not only served on the MIT faculty for 37 years, but is also an MIT graduate. Today’s announcement reminds us, on a grand scale, of the value and power of fundamental scientific research and why it deserves society’s collective support.”

Michael Rosbash PhD ’71 shares Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

Michael Rosbash, who earned his PhD from MIT in 1971, will share the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, the Nobel Committee announced this morning in Stockholm. Rosbash, now a professor of biology at Brandeis University, shares the prize with Jeffrey C. Hall of the University of Maine and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University. The scientists were honored for “their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.” Circadian rhythms help living organisms adapt their biological activities to the normal 24-hour cycle of light and darkness. These rhythms influence behavior, sleep, metabolism, body temperature, and many other biological functions.

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, 


Affiliate Events

Fri, Nov 24 2017
Volunteer for Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction
Volunteers needed for 4-5 hour shifts to help with the annual Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction, a celebration of engineering where participants build links to connect their chain reaction event to others forming one mega chain reaction. Receive a T-shirt and a meal (breakfast or lunch).

Sun, Nov 26 2017
The Legacy of Mildred Dresselhaus
Celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Institute Professor Mildred Dresselhaus "Queen of Carbon Science." Researchers, collaborators, friends, and family will convene in Cambridge for an exploration of Millie’s contributions to science and society. 

Wed, Nov 29 2017
SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Cells in the City
Join MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research for an evening of presentations and conversation about two daring cancer research projects turned start-up, breaking new ground as they enter the marketplace and move into the clinic.

Sat, Dec 02 2017
Label Amino Acid Models to Make STEM Learning Easier for Students
Carefully label amino acid models. Manipulating dynamic models helps middle and high school students model molecular processes like protein synthesis. While no science knowledge is required, this detail-oriented project does require manual dexterity and careful attention. 

Sat, Dec 02 2017
Science on Saturday - Nuclear Science & Engineering
Join experts from MIT's Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and the Plasma Science and Fusion Center for this highly interactive workshop, which will include an on-stage presentation in which students from the audience can volunteer to help with lots of cool demonstrations.

Thu, Dec 07 2017
Cracking Cancer at the Koch
MIT Startup Exchange, in collaboration with the MIT Koch Institute, is convening the second annual Cracking Cancer event to discuss the latest advances in cancer innovation from the perspective of industry, academia, venture capitalists, and startups in the MIT ecosystem.

Thu, Dec 07 2017
From Bench to Broadway
Join the Koch Institute as we host “From Bench to Broadway”. This evening of live performances of Broadway hits will benefit groundbreaking research for early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer through the Koch Institute Frontier Research Program.

Sat, Dec 09 2017
Real-World Robotics
How do you build a robot? What kinds of things can they do?  What are the technologies that go into a robot?  Participants will see some real-world robots up close and meet students who participate in Lincoln Laboratory's robotics educational outreach programs.