Thursday, March 13, 2014
For the 18th year the MIT Club, in conjunction the MIT Sloan School of Management, will present a career development workshop for all MIT alums. Sandwich buffet & workshop. Offices of Capgemini in DC. $13 members/guests; $15 non-members. Login and register by March 11.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Alexander H. Slocum -- Thinking about Energy
We are pleased to host Alexander H. Slocum, Pappaldaro Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He will talk about the manufacture, installation, and operation of energy harvesting systems at a dinner meeting at the Pier 7 Restaurant in DC. $36 members/guests; $41 non-members. Register by midnight March 10. MIT Club members should log in first to get the member rate.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Frontiers in Science and Engineering
This is a free day-long program for middle and high school STEM teachers. It will include talks by three NASA senior scientists on new frontiers in science and engineering research, as well as tours of several research projects in NASA laboratories.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Corcoran Gallery of Art Reception & Tour
Enjoy a reception at the Corcoran Museum Director’s Office, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, white wine, and soft drinks. We will also have a tour of a current exhibit and be free to roam the rest of the museum during the event. $36 members/guests; $41 non-members. Login and register by March 23.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Darren McKnight -- Will Orbital Debris Stop Future Spaceflight?
Darren McKnight, Technical Director, Integrity Applications Incorporated, is responsible for space applications. He will speak with us at a dinner meeting at the China Garden restaurant in Arlington. $29 members/guests; $34 non-members. Log in and register by April 1.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Embassy of Canada
The Embassy of Canada welcomes the MIT Club for a talk on Canadian energy and environmental policy and a reception with wine, beer, soft drinks, and an array of cheeses and charcuterie. Our speaker will be Sheila Riordon, the Minister (Political) at the Embassy. $33 members/guests; $38 non-members. Login and register by March 31.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Charles Stewart III -- Fixing Elections
Charles Stewart III is the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT and Housemaster of McCormick Hall. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $42 members/guests; $48 non-members. Login and register by April 11.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Patrick Winston -- Brains, Minds, and Machines
MIT’s new Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines aims to develop a computationally centered understanding of human intelligence. Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists will take major steps toward understanding how intelligence is grounded in computation, how those computations develop in childhood, how those computations are implemented in neural systems, and how social interaction amplifies the power of those computations. The answers will lead to applications far more advanced than Siri and Watson. In his talk, Professor Winston will focus on the Center’s emerging work on systems that understand the visual world. Dinner meeting at the China Garden restaurant in Arlington. $29 members/guests; $34 non-members. Login and register by April 17.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
National Cathedral Bishop's Garden Tour
Tour the Bishop’s Garden on the south side of the Cathedral, planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and Florence Brown Bratenahl. Rain or shine. $6 members/guests; $7 non-members. Login and register by May 1.