Welcome to the MIT Club of Boston!

2014 Summer BBQ Sun, Aug 03

Join us for summer fun in the sun (and shade)!
Meet fellow alumni and the incoming freshmen from the Boston area. There will food, entertainment and fun for kids of all ages.

Volunteers (and three guests) attend free! Be sure to select the volunteer ticket and answer the survey (two hour minimum). All incoming freshmen Class of 2018 (with their families) and students who register early attend for free!

Early registration (by 11 PM on Wednesday, July 30)
    Members: $3 per person, kids 12 and under attend for free!
    Non-members: $10 per person
    Students (join the club for free): free

Late registration (after 11 PM on Wednesday, July 30 or at the door)
   Members: $8 per person, kids 12 and under attend for free!
   Non-members: $20 per person
   Member students (join for free): $3 per person
   Non-member students: $5 per person

2014-08-04 Club Officers & Leadership Meeting Mon, Aug 04

Join us for the first officers and leadership meeting of FY15. We will be discussing club organization, volunteering opportunities and setting the stage for this year's initiatives. Bring your ideas!

Hiking in New Hampshire Sun, Aug 17

Hike up Mt. Sunapee and then cool off in Lake Sunapee -  August 17

Leave Cambridge at 7:30 am and arrive at the mountain at 9:15 am.  Depart from Mt. Sunapee at 4 pm and arrive in Cambridge at 5:45 pm.

The hike from the Lodge at the Base of the mountain to the summit is 2.1 miles.  The degree of difficulty is about a 5 out of 10, so moderate. 

Level 5 Hike:  Moderate – Inclines start to get more intense. Gain and distance goes up.
- No Beginners, No Kids, Some Teens, Dogs, Hiking Footwear Recommended, Water Required -

BSS: Muriel Médard - Placing algebra into the network Thu, Oct 16

Please join us this fall for to hear from Prof. Muriel Médard, the Cecil E. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. She is an expert in IP communication.

The talk will be held at The Broad Institute.  Food and beverages, including select wine and beer, will be served at the event.


New and Noteworthy

A Tough Decision

Kim Hunter '86, an Associate Director of Admissions at MIT and the Director of the Educational Council ran the Mock Admissions Workshop on Wednesday, June 18. It was a learning experience for everyone, and we got a glimpse of what an admissions officer goes through.  Thanks to Lucinda Linde '82 for putting together this article!

About 40 MIT Boston area alums read three anonymized, real applications and had to decide which one to admit, which one to defer and which one to deny. We divided in “committees” of 6 or 7 and debated the pros and cons of each student and came to a consensus within our committee. It was tough because each student would bring something very valuable to an entering class. We all learned a lot about how to look beyond the grades at the person behind the application. Then Kim took a tally of all the committees. I won’t tell the ending, because that would be a spoiler!

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Science Trivia Challenge

The Club of Boston’s 7th annual Science Trivia Challenge on April 17, 2013 was another resounding success.  Twenty-four teams - school-age and adult –joined Club volunteers and moderator Professor Walter Lewin for an evening of trivia ranging from bosons to biofuels to broccoli!  Each year, the four top-scoring teams enjoyed a meal with MIT Nobel Laureates, luminaries like Jerome Friedman, Robert Horvitz, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Phillip Sharp.

This coming year we add a new twist to our game: regular MIT and science trivia directly to your e-mail inbox!  If you joined us in April, keep playing along.  If you’re new to the Challenge, join us now!  Once a month, MIT-specific and  general science trivia questions will be included in the Club newsletter.

Click here to try out a few questions.


Affiliate Events

, Aug 25
Dean for Student Life Welcome for Parents/Families

We would again like to invite knowledgeable & involved alumni/ae to welcome parents of incoming freshmen to the Dean’s Brunch. Last year a dozen of you participated. Your presence  really added to the experience for the parents.

, Sep 01
MIT Alumni Association Externship Program: Volunteer Sponsors Wanted!

The MIT Alumni Association’s Externship Program is looking for alumni sponsors for the 2015 Externship Program. Connect with current MIT students, gain access to summer interns and future employees for your company, and increase student awareness of your company and industry.

, Sep 23
EmTech 2014

Thu, Sep 25, Media Lab

The EmTech conference showcases the most important emerging technologies and explains their impact.  It provides access to the latest technologies and trends and the opportunity to make connections with innovators and senior-level decision makers from the business, investment, and technology communities.

The sponsors who have generously contributed to the 2013 Gala are listed here.
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