Upcoming Club Events

MITCOB Monthly Officers Meeting Mon, Jan 08

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. Add to calendar

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. Add to calendar

MITCOB Midweek Skiing Wed, Jan 17

Skiing tripRetired or willing to play hooky to ski midweek? Join other members of the MIT community to ski local areas midweek without crowds. We'll meet in the base lodge of the respective area at 10:00 AM to head out on the slopes.

Please sign up so that we can contact you if things change or for car pooling. You are responsible for your own lift ticket, but those may be available for a discount through MITAC.

Dates:
Wednesday, January 17, Loon Mountain.
Tuesday, February 6, Mount Sunapee.
More days may be set depending on participation. Add to calendar

MITCOB Monthly Officers Meeting Mon, Feb 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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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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MITCOB Monthly Officers Meeting Mon, Apr 09

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New and Noteworthy

swissnex Boston brings together young researchers and alumni

A young professionals networking event for EPFL and MIT Alumni focuses on the field of solar energy.

On Thursday, November 30th, swissnex hosted a young professionals night for area alumni of MIT and EPFL at their Boston headquarters. The event provided an opportunity for current students and alumni from two of the world's most renowned institutes of technology to network and learn about advancements in the field of solar energy. Dedicated to providing ways for MIT Alumni/ae in the Greater Boston area to meet and work with one another in the expansion of professional, cultural, and social horizons, the event is part of a larger effort by the MIT Club of Boston to reach out to new alumni. Read the full article.


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, 


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Wed, Feb 28 2018
Officiate for Northeast Regional Middle School Bowl Competition @ MIT
100+ middle school students from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont NEED YOU to officiate for their 2018 Northeast Regional Middle School Science Bowl! The winning team will go on to compete at the national level. Must register by 15 Jan.

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Sat, Mar 03 2018
Apply to Officiate for Blue Lobster Bowl Competition @MIT
24 High School Teams NEED YOU to Officiate for the 2018 Blue Lobster Bowl (BLB) Ocean Sciences Quiz Bowl! One winning BLB team will go on to compete at the national level. Must register by 9 Feb.

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