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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


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

, Oct 28
Soap Box: How to Make Life and Influence Planets
Discover the origins of life on earth and how life itself can drastically alter the landscape of our planet. Then learn what prospects lie ahead of finding habitable planets and even other types of life outside of the Earth. Come with questions, share your thoughts, and leave with new knowledge and understanding.

, Oct 29
MTL>30 Symposium
Celebrating 30 years of microsystems technology at MIT. We want to celebrate the numerous accomplishments of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the last 30 years and share our dreams about the great potential of micro-and nano- technologies for years to come.

, Oct 30
Daguerre's American Legacy: Gallery Talk
Join collector Bill Becker, lender to the MIT Museum exhibition, as he discusses daguerreotype portraiture and other aspects of early photography as well as his motives as a photography collector. Limited free tickets available.

, Oct 30
MIT First Generation Program (FGP) Alumni Dinner
Were you the first person in your family to graduate from college? Are you interested in sharing your experiences at MIT and discussing your professional path with current first generation MIT undergraduate students? MIT’s First Generation Program (FGP) would like to invite you to attend its Alumni Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, October 30th at 6:00pm in the Mezzanine Lounge, located in the Stratton Student Center.

, 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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