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September 2015 Newsletter


Event Highlights

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Seminar Series — The Technological Frontiers of Space
This year's Seminar Series dates are Tuesdays October 6, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, and March 8. All sessions will be at Maggiano's in DC. $320 pp member/guest; $350 pp non-member. Register by September 30.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

David Danielson -- DOE Role in the Impending Global Clean Energy Revolution
David Danielson (MIT Ph.D. 2008) will speak to us about energy efficiency, security, and cost reductions. Dinner meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights, DC at 6:30 p.m. $46 pp members/guests; $51 pp non-members. Register by October 13.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Karaoke Night
Karaoke to your heart's delight. Meet other Washington area MIT alums and make new friends. 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. Price includes an assortment of appetizers. Rockit Grill, Alexandria. $14 members/guests; $19 non-members. Register by October 14.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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! Bier Baron Tavern, DC. Register by October 21 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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Robert Engelman -- Maximum Sustainable Human Population
Robert Engelman is Senior Fellow and former president of the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C., where he directs a project assessing research on the relation of population, family and environmental sustainability. He is author of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want, (2008, Island Press). Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. Register by Wednesday, October 14.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Rolf Ent -- Quarks & Gluons
Dr. Ent will give a talk on the inner landscape of visible matter--the role of quarks and the glue that binds us. Dr. Ent received his Ph.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1989. He did post-doc research with  U.Va. at CERN, then with MIT until 1993. He has authored more than 130 papers published in refereed journals. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda at 6:30 p.m. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. Register by October 27.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Introduction to Krav Maga Martial Art
Learn the martial art Krav Maga. Meet other Washington area MIT alums and make new friends.2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Krav Maga Northern Virginia, Lorton, VA. $31 pp members/guests; $36 pp non-members. Register by November 11.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Brendan Foley -- Deep Water Archaeology
Dr. Foley (MIT Ph.D. 2003) is a Research Specialist at the Deep Submergence Laboratory, Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda at 6:30 p.m. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. Register by November 24.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Matthew Greenhouse -- James Webb Space Telescope
Dr. Greenhouse will speak to us about this scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope Dinner meeting. Location TBD.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Victor L. Hoskins -- Economic Development / Business Redevelopment
Mr. Hoskins serves as the Director of Economic Development for Arlington County. Dinner meeting at Maggiano's in DC.

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