MIT Club of Washington DC

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

 

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Event Highlights

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Embassy of Ethiopia
The Harvard Club has invited us to join them for an evening reception with a welcoming talk by HE Girma Birru, the Ambassador of Ethiopia. Members/guests only. $45 pp. ​Register by Friday, August 26.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Located in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Washington, DC Tour and Visitor Center is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency. You can see millions of dollars being printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor! Our 40-minute experience includes an introductory film and gallery tour of the production process. Members only, each of whom may also register up to 3 guests. Free but must register in advance. 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Embassy of Costa Rica
Ambassador Roman Macaya has invited us to the Embassy of Costa Rica. We will have a talk from the Ambassador and a reception. Due to extremely limited space, this event will be open only to current Club Partners and Patrons who did not register for the similar event in April. Each registrant may optionally register one guest. No charge for Partners; $40 per person for Patrons and guests. ​Register by September 1.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thomas Wilson -- Radio Astronomy: The ALMA Project
Thomas Wilson is Program Director of the Astronomical Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. He will give us a brief introduction to radio astronomy, and discuss the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter Array (ALMA). Dinner Meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. Register by September 21.

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. Register by September 26.

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 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. Register by October 10. 

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Washington, DC Boundary Stones
This field trip 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 trip 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.

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