MIT Club of Washington DC

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Event Highlights

Saturday, October 01, 2016

National Herb Garden Walking Tour
Enjoy a one-hour private guided tour of the National Herb Garden. The walking tour gives an up close and personal view of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, the National Herb Garden, the Administration Building terrace and pool, the Friendship Garden, and the Grass Roots exhibit. You will also learn about the National Arboretum's history, collections, and research. Members only plus up to 3 guests each. Limited to 20 people altogether. $5 pp. FULL

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Annual "Welcome to Washington" Oktoberfest
Alums new to the area as well as Club members are invited to this annual event. Free food! Happy Hour drink prices! RFD Washington, DC. Register by September 29 if you are coming so that we will know how much food to order. This is easy to do and it really helps the volunteers who are putting on this event.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Seminar Series — The Genomics Revolution and Health Care
This year's Seminar Series dates are Monday, October 10, and Tuesdays November 15, December 13, January 10, February 14, and March 14. All sessions will be at Maggiano's Little Italy in DC. $320 pp member/guest; $350 pp non-member. 
Register by October 4.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Washington, DC Boundary Stones
This field trip / van tour will circumnavigate the boundary of the original District of Columbia and visit some of the 225-year old milestones that delineated the original capital region. The guided excursion is a geographic mystery tour that follows sociological and geological transects of the capital region from the lively streets of Southeast DC, through leafy Chevy Chase, to the sprawl of Fairfax. Members only, each of whom may also register a guest. Limited to 14 people altogether. $35 pp. FULL

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Scotch vs. Irish Whiskey--Do You Know the Difference?
Come join us for a fun event to learn and taste the differences between single malt Scotch and Irish whiskey. This event will feature a popular speaker to explain how these whiskeys are made and why they are so different. After a tasting, which ones might you prefer the most? The result may be surprising!! This event will be held at Rí Rá Irish Pub in Georgetown. 3125 M Street NW, Washington, DC. Heavy appetizers served at 7:00 pm. Lecture and tasting (7 pours) 7:30-8:30.  $52 pp members/guests. $60 pp non-members/guests. ​Register by October 19.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Susan Milligan -- The 2016 Presidential Election: What Happened and Why?
Come join us for an interesting post mortem analysis of the just-completed 2016 presidential election. This event will feature Susan Milligan, a freelance writer and editor with the US News and World Report and adjunct professor of journalism at Boston University. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members/guests. ​Register by November 30.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Arup Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Dr. Chakraborty is the Robert T. Haslam Professor in Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry & Biological Engineering at MIT. Dinner meeting @ Maggiano's DC. Limited to 69 registrants.

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