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BSS: Sam Madden - Going Big on Big Data Mon, Feb 02

Sam MaddenWe are excited to have Prof. Sam Madden '99, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, speak about big data at the Microsoft NERD Center.  He will give a bit of background about what big data is, why industry is so excited about it, and his own perspective on the challenging research problems it brings up.  The talk will be followed up by a reception with food and drink.



Science Trivia Challenge 2015 Volunteers Wed, Apr 22

CALLING VOLUNTEERS to sign up for the MIT Club of Boston's 9th Annual
Science Trivia Challenge, part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

Science Trivia Challenge 2015 Team Entries Wed, Apr 22

The Science Trivia Challenge (STC) 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 ninth annual Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015. [Learn more about STC]


New and Noteworthy

FY2015 MITCOB Scholarship Fund Recipient

Dear MIT Club of Boston,

Thank you for your generous support of the MIT Club of Boston Endowed Scholarship Fund. As the cost of an MIT education increases annually, the role of scholarships in ensuring both access and affordability becomes more critical. About 56% of MIT undergraduates receive need-based financial aid, and generous donors like yourselves allow us to admit students regardless of their financial

The student scholars who benefit from alumni-supported scholarship funds are talented and ambitious - traits that will allow them to succeed at MIT and beyond. Your gifts not only allow the best and brightest students to flourish at the Institute, but also demonstrate the importance of philanthropy for these future alumni.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the Alumni Association and MIT, I thank the alumni and friends who contribute to this fund, and the leadership who continue to make scholarships a fundraising priority.


Beth McGonagle

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, MIT Annual Fund

MIT Admissions Job Opening (full time)

Director of the Educational Council

The Director of the Educational Council is a leadership position in the MIT Office of Admissions with the primary responsibility of managing the Educational Council, an organization of approximately 4,500 alumni/ae volunteers who serve MIT’s admissions process by providing outreach to students and high schools and interviewing applicants. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Director of the Educational Council serves as an admissions officer, reading applications and serving on the admissions committee as well as doing outreach programs on campus and beyond. A degree from MIT will be considered an advantage, and appreciation of MIT’s mission and culture is essential

If you are interested in the position, please see the posting on MIT's jobs site: http://bit.ly/ECDirector.  If you have any questions, drop us an email at ECdirectorSearch@mit.edu

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

, Feb 07
Science on Saturday K-12
The presentation in Kresge will be Physics presented by MIT’s Women of Physics, who will show the public a number of the MIT Physics Department’s large-scale, on-stage demonstrations (of Newton’s laws, electricity, magnetism, and other principles) that are usually only seen by MIT students.

, Feb 19
Entrepreneurs and Innovators Whisky Tasting
The Boston Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network (BIEN) for MIT alumni is holding its fourth networking happy hour (this time with a whisky twist). Come meet other alums interested and working in entrepreneurship and innovation.
We'll sample an array of scotch whisky while mingling and learning about Ministry of Supply, a quintessential MIT start-up! Ministry of Supply creates high-tech men's clothing using phase-change materials developed for NASA; after two blowout Kickstarter campaigns, the brand has been on a tear to transform the clothing industry.
Registration includes set of whisky tasting samples, plus hors d'oeuvres. RSVP.

, Feb 21
MIT Infinite Lab Tech Conference 2015
Come join the discussion with innovative leaders from HubSpot, MisFit, RunKeeper, Blake Masters (co-author of Zero to One), and more to learn experience how you and the communities around you will be enabled by the cutting edge technologies that matter most!

, Feb 21
European Career Fair
The 19th European Career Fair will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the MIT campus. This event is open to all MIT students, MIT PostDocs, MIT alumni and other college students interested in working in Europe.

, Mar 10
SCIENCE with/in/sight: 2015 Koch Institute Image Awards
Ten remarkable images... One dynamic evening of science, technology, and inspiration...
Join MIT’s life scientists and engineers for a fascinating glimpse into the stories behind the fifth annual Koch Institute Image Awards exhibition. The evening will feature lightning talks from this year’s award winners and networking in the Koch Institute Public Galleries.

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