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The Club of Washington DC is a dynamic, volunteer-driven organization serving more than 8,000 area undergraduate and graduate student alumni/ae, current students, parents, friends and our community. As a non-profit educational institution and foundation, we welcome your participation by joining as a member, attending events or volunteering.

Event Highlights

Sunday, April 02, 2017

National Gallery of Art East Wing Tour

National Gallery of Art East Wing Your MIT Club joins with MITArchA for a tour of the newly renovated East Wing of the National Galley of Art. Make new friends and enjoy a presentation on the history on the Gallery by Mina Marefat, MIT Ph.D. '88 Course IV.

Due to limited availability this event is open only to MIT Club members/guests at this time. $10 pp.  SOLD OUT.  We are seeing if we can get more tickets.

(Alums who are not members of the Club but are members of MITArchA should register on the latter group's website.)

Saturday, April 08, 2017

National Arboretum Tram Tour
Take a tram tour of the highlights of the 446 acres of the U.S. National Arboretum's gardens, collections, and natural areas. During the 35-minute ride, you will hear an informative narrative about the Arboretum, its history, mission, and research, and the display gardens and collections. The arboretum will be open until 5:00 p.m., which allows time after our tour for Club members to stay on arboretum grounds to continue exploring, enjoy a picnic, and/or play PokemonGO. The tram will run rain or shine. The top is covered, but the sides are nof, so dress appropriately for the weather. Family event. Members only plus up to 3 guests each. Limited to 46 + 2 wheelchairs. $5 pp.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The State of Cybertheft and Cybersecurity

The MIT Club of DC and the Sloan Club of DC, with the special sponsorship of BB&T, are holding a panel discussion on the state of cybertheft and cybersecurity, featuring top leading experts.

Anyone with a computer, mobile phone, credit card, bank account, car, or even a television is affected and should join us for this interactive discussion on how businesses protect themselves and their customers, and what are considered best practices for both individuals and enterprises.

Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members/guests. Register by Thursday, May 4.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Joe Jones -- Robotics
Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda.
 www.techrepublic.com/article/joe-jones-roomba-inventor-roboticist-vindicated-pioneer

Friday, April 21, 2017

National Cybersecuriy Center of Excellence (NCCoE) TOur
Details coming soon. Highly recommended for those planning to attend our May 10 Cybertheft & Cybersecurity panel discussion.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Rai Weiss -- LIGO and Gravitational Waves
Dr. Rainer Weiss, S.B. '55, Ph.D.'62, is MIT Professor of Physics, Emeritus.
http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/weiss_rainer.html 
Dinner meeting at Maggiano's Chevy Chase.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

James Krieger -- Sugar
James Krieger will discuss the science of the effects of sugar on the body as well as related public policy and business ethics issues.

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