MIT Club of Washington DC

The Club of Washington DC is a dynamic, volunteer driven organization serving more than 8,000 area alumni/ae, students, parents, and friends. We welcome your participation by becoming a Club member,  coming to events, or volunteering. In the year ending June 30, 2014, we organized and/or participated in over 100 events.

February 2015 Newsletter


Event Highlights

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kathy Hudson - The Precision Medicine Initiative
Kathy L Hudson, Ph.D., NIH Deputy Director of Science, Outreach and Policy, will speak to us about the Precision Medicine Initiative at a dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 per person for MIT or Harvard Club members/guests; $50 pp non-members/guests. Register by April 23.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The 17th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase
Are you ready to dress your best, head out to the race tracks, enjoy the spring sun, and be part of a grand social gathering steeped in tradition and fun? The MIT tent will host alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Amherst, and Williams.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Solar Energy Future Study
MIT will release a major study regarding solar energy on 5 May 2015, in Washington, DC, at the National Press Club. That evening lead authors of the study will discuss the study's key findings and conclusions with the MIT Club of Washington at the offices of Capgemini in DC. A light buffet dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served. No cost to MIT alums and up to one guest each. Registration is required--no walk-ins. Register by April 30.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

George M. Drakeley '78 -- Submarine Technology in the War on Terror
This is a family-friendly event. We will enjoy a discussion with George Drakeley (Class of ’78, NE) at the Cold War Gallery, U.S. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mr. Drakeley is the Director Submarine/Submersible Engineering at Naval Sea Systems Command. He will be discussing the importance of submarine technology in today’s world. The Navy Museum will be open to guests at 10:00 a.m. The lecture will start at 12:30 p.m., with Mr. Drakeley being available after his presentation.  Access to the Museum is free and open before, after, and during the lecture. There is a nominal charge to attend the lecture: $5 pp members/guests; $10 pp non-members. Registration opens soon. Register by May 5; Navy Yard access forms must be received by May 6.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hillwood Mansion
Enjoy a mid-day docent-led tour through the treasures of the Hillwood Estate Museum, home of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post. Limited to 40 persons for each of two tours, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. $14 members/guests; $19 non-members. Register by May 18.


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The following events are not yet open for registration. When they are, they will move to the "Event Highlights" section above.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Annual Meeting -- Prof. Claude Canizares
Professor Canizares will be the speaker for our Annual Meeting. His topic is "MIT in the World and of the World." Dinner Meeting. Location TBD.


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