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FY15 Fall Board Meeting Mon, Nov 10

Fall Board Meeting for Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Join the board of the MIT Club of Boston for our second meeting of fiscal year 2014-2015.

All members are invited to attend to offer their feedback.

Board members will v voting on the following:

  • Final budget and financial targets for the fiscal year
  • Progress on initiative to boost our Scholarship Fund
  • Suggest agenda items to president@mitcob.org

BSS: Nergis Mavalvala - To Catch Einstein's Gravity Wave Wed, Nov 19

Please join us for our first Boston Seminar Series Dinner at the Royal East Restaurant in Cambridge. Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and a 2010 MacArthur fellow, will speak on her efforts to measure gravitational waves, wrinkles in space and time, using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO).

MetroWest Dinner: Climate Politics Wed, Nov 19

If pesky scientists know what they are talking about, it sounds like climate change is something we ought to be taking mighty seriously. Yet there are political and psychological forces that are holding us back. Come to dinner and join a discussion led by Climate Reality Speaker Cathy Ann Buckley ('71) on what we need to do. Now. Let's share the evening and see how we might work together.

Boston Ballet - The Nutcracker Fri, Dec 12

A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version of The Nutcracker". See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland.

Members - $50, non-members - $60. Buy now - tickets are limited!

New and Noteworthy

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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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

, Nov 01
6th NH TechFest
Nashua North High – this is a STEM career festival for teens. www.nhtechfest.org

, Nov 05
How the Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
The next in the Discovery Museums Speaker Series is “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed”. Noted author Jessica Lahey argues that the key to helping kids succeed is to give them the space they need in order to find their autonomy and self-motivation.

, Nov 06
Crowds and Climate at MIT
The conference will feature leaders from business, government, and non-profits discussing how new technologies, policy changes, and cultural shifts can be implemented to address climate change. Keynoting will be Jeremy Grantham (GMO), Gro Bruntland (UN’s Bruntland Commission), and Anthony Leiserowitz (Yale).

, Nov 06
Innovation and New Products in the Food & Beverage Industry
Join the Greater Boston PDMA on November 6 for an evening to hear a panel discussion that explores the hottest trends in the food and beverage industry. Local executives will discuss innovation and their experiences with introducing new products in the rapidly changing food and beverage space.

, Nov 06
Fright Factors! (post-Halloween fun for grown ups)
Explore aspects of fear while enjoying the MIT Museum's galleries! Learn about the biological basis of fear as well as a variety of scary topics - from hairy bugs to artificial life. Hear from top researchers and leave with more insight about what fear means to you.
Limited tickets available. Ages 21+.

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