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.

September 2014 Newsletter

Event Highlights

Friday, January 16, 2015

Library of Congress Tour -- Magna Carta Exhibit & Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress currently has on exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and to illustrate the great charter’s influence on laws and liberties throughout the centuries.Two groups of 15 each will enjoy private tours of both this exhibit and the Jefferson Building. Each tour lasts one hour for a total of two hours for both tours (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Members only, each of whom may also register one guest. Free but must register in advance.  FULL

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Keivan Stassun -- NASA TESS Mission to Find Earth-like Planets
Keivan G. Stassun, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Fisk University (adjunct), and Google Scholar, will give a talk about the NASA TESS mission to find Earth-like planets, for which MIT has a lead role. Dinner Meeting @ Maggiano's in Friendship Heights, DC. $46 members/guests; $53 non-members. Register by January 22.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Our tour will include viewing, from an observation deck, the new restoration facility which is currently gearing up to restore a WWII Marauder bomber aircraft. Docent-led 2-hour tour. Family event. Limited to three groups of 20 each. Members/guests only. Free but must register in advance. FULL -- We are trying to add another group.

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 initiative. Dinner meeting @ Seasons 52 in Tysons Corner. $45 members/guests; $52 non-members. ​Register by March 5.

  

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Toast to IAP
We'll  hold our annual Toast to IAP celebration on or about January 22.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scotch Tasting
We will have a scotch tasting experience at the City Tavern Club in Georgetown.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Embassy of Estonia
We will enjoy a talk and reception at the Embassy of Estonia. Limited to 70 people. Partners & patrons have priority.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Annual Career Workshop
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. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stephen 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. Location TBD.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kathy Hudson
Kathy Hudson of NIH will speak to us at a dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Annual Meeting -- Prof. Claude Canizares
Professor Canizares will be the speaker for our Annual Meeting. His nominal topic is "Global MIT." Dinner Meeting. Location TBD.

  

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