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Hike in New Hampshire! Sun, Oct 05

Hike up Mt. Sunapee with fellow alumni, family and friends, followed by lunch at Bubba's Bar and Grille on Sunday October 5th! Event will run from 8am to 5pm. Click the link above for more information!

Social Programs: Calling All Volunteers, Fall 2014 Mon, Oct 06

Social programs provide valuable opportunities for MIT alumni to interact with one another. To make these social programs successful, we need enthusiastic alumni who are willing to volunteer both their time as well as their ideas. Come contribute ideas for events in the following categories - MIT10, Arts & Entertainment, Intramural Sports, Social Outings, and Greater Boston. A light dinner will also be served. Please RSVP by Thursday October 2.

Social programs is also actively looking to fill committee chairs for Arts & Entertainment and Social Outings. If interested in these positions, please attend this meeting and leave a note on the form for the event coordinator.

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

Have you ever spent 10 minutes trying to watch a 1 minute YouTube video on your mobile phone?  Part of the problem is that the data is being delivered using the 1970’s-designed internet protocol, which chops up the data into a series of small chunks called “packets”.  Prof. MMuriel Médard '89, '91, SM '91, SCD '95, the Cecil E. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, has a solution called random linear network coding that has the potential to improve wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude by using algebraic equations that describe a series of packets. Listen to this interview she gives of the challenges at the frontiers of communications, networks, and coding for some insight into her research.

Please join us at The Broad Institute to hear Prof. Médard explain this technology.  Food and beverages, including select wine and beer, will be served at the event.

A Disappearing Number-Central Square Theater Sat, Oct 18

  Join us for the opening weekend of A Disappearing Number at Central Square Theater, a Catalyst Collaborative@MIT 10th anniversary production. Included is a pre-show symposium with MIT alum Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan at 7pm. Show follows at 8pm and for those interested, we will meet after the show for a post-show dessert social to discuss the show. Tickets are $29 for club members/$35 for non-members. Tickets are limited, first come, first serve!

MIT Club of Boston Fall IM Sports Sat, Sep 06

Get involved this fall with the MIT community and join an MIT Club of Boston intramural sports team!  Meet and reconnect with fellow alumni, staff, faculty and current students for this unique opportunity.  Re-live your college days and play your favorite sport or learn a new one.  Early fall sports include outdoor soccer, team tennis, air pistol, dodgeball, and badminton.  Late fall sports are basketball and ice hockey.  Click the link to learn more!

MIT10: Aeronaut Brewing Tour + Tasting Sat, Oct 25

This event is no longer on 10/4 - new date 10/25!

Come swing by Aeronaut Brewing Company, founded by two MIT alums, for an exclusive tour of the 12,000 square feet warehouse facility. Drinks, appetizers, and networking will be provided.
$15 member/$20 non-member.


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. 

MIT Admissions Job Opening

Outside Reader

A limited number of part-time outside readers are being hired to assist with the review of freshman applications for admission to MIT.  Supervised by a member of the admissions staff, each outside reader will read, evaluate, and summarize applications in an assigned caseload.

The outside reader is required to attend a series of paid on-campus training sessions to take place in mid/late October.  Intermittent training may be conducted as needed beyond the initial training sessions.  The outside reader will be instructed in our evaluation protocols and be expected to thoughtfully apply them to each assigned file.  This includes carefully evaluating academic records, letters of recommendation, student-written essays, co/extra-curricular commitments and achievements, and interview reports.

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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

, Oct 02
MIT10 Happy Hour: Cambridge
Attention all MIT10 alumni (graduates of the last decade) in the Boston area!
Mark your calendars -- we’re having our first Happy Hour of the new school year here in Cambridge on Thursday, October 2nd! I’ll be there and would love to see you there too.

, Oct 04
Mini Maker Faire
The first ever MIT Mini Maker Faire is coming soon! Are you an artist, sculptor, crafter, engineer, inventor? Apply to exhibit as a Maker! Signups end on September 15. Are you an organizer, leader, problem-solver? Apply to be a Volunteer Team Captain! Would you like to sponsor the MIT Mini Maker Faire? Please Contact us!

, Oct 05
Chat with a Fortune 100 CEO – Bill Swanson, Raytheon Chairman
Bill Swanson will lead a Q&A titled "From the Factory Floor to the Corner Office: One Engineer’s Journey”. He will also offer thoughts on life and career advice. This will be followed by a casual MIT community BarBQ at 4PM in the Kresge lobby.

, Oct 22
Celebrating 100 years of MIT Aerospace
The program will include:
Day 1: History of Aviation and Space Exploration program; Exhibit and Reception
Day 2: Future of Aerospace talks and panels; Kennedy Library reception and dinner
Day 3: Aerospace education; posters, exhibits, lab tours

, Oct 22
SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: From Bench to Bedside in Less Than Six Years
KI researchers are pioneering new imaging technologies and medicines that target mutant metabolic pathways. At this evening networking event, hear how discovery and innovation can fuel the delivery of personalized cancer medicine to the clinic.

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

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