Upcoming Club Events

Dining Club - October 2017 Mon, Oct 23

Save the date for MITCOB's October dining club outing to Tasca in Brighton, MA for a 5-course sangria and tapas menu for $35/person (does not include tax/gratuity). Space is limited, so RSVP now! There will be a waiting list in case of cancellations. Registration ends Saturday 10/22.

Hiking in the Middlesex Fells Reservation Fall 2017 Sat, Oct 28

Enjoy an afternoon hiking in the the Middlesex Fells Reservation, less than 10 miles from MIT (bounded by Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, and Winchester) where you will enjoy beautiful scenery along with the camaraderie of fellow hikers. 

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, 


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Sat, Oct 21 2017
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Sat, Oct 21 2017
Science on Saturday Show - The Art of Science
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Thu, Oct 26 2017
A Brief History of Environmental Successes
This talk reveals how combinations of science, public policy, industry participation, and the engagement of citizens succeeded in addressing past environmental challenges. Finally, we will probe how the lessons learned help us understand how to better manage today’s environmental problems, including climate change.

Wed, Nov 01 2017
AI and the Future of Work
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Wed, Nov 01 2017
Adults and Children in Youth Sports: Who Wins, Who Loses?
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Thu, Nov 09 2017
MITArchA @ ABX Greenbuild

Join fellow MIT alumni who are leaders in the field of sustainable design practices for a reception at ABX | Greenbuild in Boston. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. MITArchA/MITCoB Members: $10 / Non-Members: $15.

Thu, Nov 16 2017
2017 MIT Sloan CFO Summit: "Balanced Chaos"
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