Upcoming Club Events

IM Sports: Spring 2017 Mon, Feb 13

Get involved with the MIT Club of Boston this spring and play an IM sport! Sports offered include air pistol, billiards, cricket, floor hockey (unihoc), foosball, kickball, indoor soccer, softball, table tennis, team tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and water polo. There is a yearly fee of $35 for active MITCOB members and $55 for non-members. We are actively recruiting captains for all sports (annual fee waived)!  REGISTER BY 2/19!


Dining Club: February 2017 Mon, Feb 27

Save the date for MITCOB's February dining club outing to Tasca in Brighton, MA for a traditional 3-course prix-fixe Spanish dinner for $19.95. Space is limited, so RSVP now! There will be a waiting list in case of cancellations. Registration ends Sunday 2/26.


Skating Party Sat, Mar 04

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. 

Shen Yun Boston Sat, Mar 04

Shen Yun is coming to Boston! Enjoy an extravaganza of classical Chinese dance and music. Discounted tickets are available to members for any of the 4 shows: $75 for first balcony seats.

BSS: Prof. Sanjay Sarma- The Past and Future of Open Learning Mon, Mar 13

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As the world goes through an economic transformation, several questions arise about education and learning. First, what is learning? Second, how is it best achieved? Third, how do we recognize and certify learning? These are the existential questions that the Office of Digital Learning is taking on. Prof. Sarma will present MIT's work and future plans. 

Sanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and the Vice President for Open Learning. He also leads the Office of Digital Learning, which oversees MIT OpenCourseWare.



BSS: Prof. Alan Grossman- A Life Saving Gift Thu, Apr 06

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Professor Grossman will share his heart-wrenching experience waiting for an organ transplant, the experience of having a heart transplant, how the procedure changed his life, and how he managed his professional work during his near six-month recovery at MGH. He will provide a deeply personal insight to the process of organ transplants.

Professor Grossman will also share with us an overview of the ground-breaking work currently being done by faculty in MIT’s Department of Biology. For anyone with an interest in Life Science, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Science Trivia Challenge 2017 Team Entries Wed, 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. The eleventh annual Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 19, 2017 at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, 7 Cambridge Center, in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. It is a live team trivia quiz where contestants are challenged on their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, computer science, earth sciences, inventions, local contributions to science and other subjects. The information might be useful or purely trivial and might test knowledge of scientific methods, theories, or history. Teams have to be ready for anything, and any team can win!

More details about Science Trivia Challenge can be found at http://web.mit.edu/trivia, otherwise, please direct questions to sciencetrivia@mit.edu>
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Volunteers Needed

The MITCOB is seeking volunteers for leadership positions. Please see information at Vacant Positions.


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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Mon, Feb 20 2017
MIT Museum Feb Fest - Assembly Required
Join us for Feb Fest, our annual celebration of National Engineers Week, during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more.  Pre-registration is required and will open on January 16. Please note that students may attend a maximum of two workshop days.


Tue, Feb 28 2017
Quantum Quandaries and other Heavy Matters
Join one or all three upcoming discussion sessions—part of MIT Museum's Soap Box Series. Beginning on February 28, look at some of the stranger and more mysterious aspects of the physical universe. Hear from MIT professors, learn about current research, and add your voice to the discussion. Soap Box Series events are free.


Sat, Mar 04 2017
Officiate for MIT Sea Grant College Program's Annual Blue Lobster Bowl
Keep Time, Serve as a Science Room Grader if You Have Ocean Sciences Background, or Be a Room Runner for this Fast-Paced Competition  for High School Students. Apply ASAP before 2/8!


Sat, Mar 04 2017
Science on Saturday - Chemistry
Am MIT Chemistry Department show - Volunteers from the audience will be able to assist with on-stage demonstrations of fun chemical reactions. After the stage show, there will be many different hands-on activity tables where kids can do their own chemistry experiments. There is also half-price, same-day admission to the MIT Museum for attendees.


Sat, Mar 04 2017
Girls' Day at MIT Museum
Explore the many ways we use math. Prime yourself for a day of short talks and activities with students and professors from the MIT Math Department as we calculate, apply, project and solve a few problems. From robots and rockets to soccer and dance, you can count on a good time.


Tue, Mar 07 2017
NEUROSCIENCE OF ART / ART OF NEUROSCIENCE
An evening at MIT with artist TODD SILER and NEUROSCIENTISTS from The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Siler’s short presentation will highlight examples of his art installations exploring the creative process and applied innovative thinking. A reception follows with open table discussions.


Sat, Mar 11 2017
The Science of Weather
Can you make lightning? How do tornadoes form? What causes fog? How does air pressure affect weather, and how can you measure it? Come see our demonstrations and find out. 


Sat, Apr 08 2017
Wellesley STEM Expo
Submit a proposal to lead an exhibit or workshop to celebrate science, technology, engineering, or math. FEBRUARY 1ST DEADLINE! At he first two Wellesley STEM Expos over 4,000 students, families, teachers and others from the greater Boston area attended.


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