Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Daniel E. Hastings -- Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
MIT has a substantial history of international activities related to research and education, and the expanding global connections of the 21st century are providing the Institute with increasing opportunities to engage in projects and collaborations outside of the U.S. MIT has been involved in Singapore since 1999. Professor Hastings is Director/CEO of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) initiative. Dinner meeting @ Seasons 52 in Tysons Corner. $45 members/guests; $52 non-members. Register by March 5.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Ivy Social @ International Student House
We return to this hidden gem at our March reception at the Historic International Student House (ISH). This 19th century Tudor style mansion with oak paneled walls, fine stonework, antiques, and artwork is now the home to ISH, a non-profit serving visiting scholars, interns, and clerks working at our major institutions, embassies, and Congress. Join us for food, wine, and fine conversation with fellow Ivy alumni. $36 pp ($35 plus $1 processing fee) through Thursday night, March 12. $46.30 pp ($45 plus $1.30 processing fee) starting midnight, 12:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, including at-door registrations. No checks or cash accepted at-door.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Shakepeare's The Winter's Tale
In March of 2015, HalfMad Theater Company opens its season with Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy and forgiveness, The Winter’s Tale. Directed by Elizabeth Dapo and featuring Carol Spring '96, the play will be performed at the new Capital Fringe theatre at 1358 Florida Avenue NE, DC (same vicinity as H Street Corridor). 2:00 p.m.Sunday matinée with talkback/Q&A after the show. The play will run ~90-100 minutes with no intermission. $20 pp members/guests; $23 pp non-members. Purchase tickets by March 1.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Embassy of Estonia
We will be welcomed by Ambassador Eerik Marmei for a talk and reception. Limited to 70 people. Members only. $37 pp members/guests. FULL
Thursday, March 19, 2015
For the 19th year the MIT Club, in conjunction the MIT Sloan School of Management, will present a career development workshop for all MIT alums. This year the meeting is jointly organized by the MIT Club and the newly formed MIT Sloan Club. Sandwich buffet & workshop. Offices of Capgemini in DC. $13 members/guests; $18 non-members. Register by March 17.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Steve Obenschain -- Laser Inertial Fusion
Steve Obenschain will give a talk on an attractive path to inertial fusion that could lead to practical fusion energy. Dr. Obenschain is Head of the Laser Plasma Branch of the Plasma Physics Division and leads the laser fusion program at the Naval Research Laboratory. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $50 pp non-members. Register by March 19.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Steven Lerman, Ph.D. '75, GW Provost -- Academic Leadership at MIT & GW
Dr. Steven Lerman give us his views on education and research, based on his academic experience at MIT as an educator and at the George Washington Univerisity (GW) as Provost. Dinner meeting at Maggiano's, Friendship Heights, DC. $46 members/guests; $53 non-members. Register by April 2.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jason Jay '10 -- Sloan Sustainability Initiative
Please join the MIT Sloan Office of External Relations for a special event this spring featuring Jason Jay, PhD '10 , Director, Sustainability Initiative and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan. Sponsored by MIT Sloan, the MIT Sloan Club of Washington, DC, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at USGBC Headquarters, 2101 L Street NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC 20037. For more information and to register visit http://mitsloan.mit.edu/alumni/events/2015-dc-sustainability-gathering or contact email@example.com. Visit the Sustainability Initiative webpage at http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/ to learn, connect, and partner with MIT Sloan.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Tim Chartier -- Big Data: Googling Mathematics
The World Wide Web contains billions, if not trillions, of web pages. Yet, you can have a question, submit related words to a search engine, and within seconds see an ordered list of pages. The one listed first is considered, loosely speaking, the best web page related to your query. To do this, search engines search and bring order to a massive, dynamic dataset. How can math help measure the "importance" of a web page? Google's PageRank algorithm marked a distinctive improvement in search algorithms. We'll learn about this algorithm and how some try to use such knowledge to their advantage. Dinner meeting at Maggiano's in Friendship Heights, DC. $46 members/guests; $53 non-members. Register by April 14.