Local Alumni Spotlight: Ron Sills CH ‘70
Affiliate Event: "ABCs of VW Crisis: What Happened, About Diesel Emissions and Industry Impact"
ABB Automation & Power Center – Houston
Feb 16, 2016
8:30am to Noon
Dr. Ronald (Ron) Sills CH ‘70, Founding Director, XTL & DME Institute, is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on energy issues, particularly about hydrocarbon conversion to gasoline and diesel, and is presenting a seminar on the VW engine emissions crisis and the resultant industry impact. Learn more...
MIT Hyperloop Team Needs Your Support
The MIT Hyperloop Team needs your support! The team is an incredible ensemble of Course 15, 2, 16, and 6 students, and they are building a pod to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition in June 2016. Because they are constructing and designing a physical half-scale pod, they require significant funds to cover materials, machining, electronics, etc.
Hyperloop is a new paradigm of transportation proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. Cruising at 760 mph, Hyperloop is poised to revolutionize transportation. Travelling in an evacuated tube above the ground, it allows passenger travel at high velocity with low energy consumption due to the diminished drag force of atmospheric air.
Over 160 university teams are participating in the first ever pod competition organized by SpaceX. From now until June 2016, Team MIT will be designing, refining, and constructing our pod leading up to the competition test run at a 1 mile testing tube constructed by SpaceX in Los Angeles, California.
They are looking for support from alumni in any of these four ways:
1. Stay Updated - sign up to receive occasional updates about team progress and milestones
2. Advise - sign up to receive technical updates from engineering leads and help advance and critique pod design
3. Refer - Introduce us to potential corporate sponsors
4. Donate - Help support the team with tax-deductible donations through the team's MIT Annual Fund account
For more information, please contact the team at email@example.com or visit the team website http://hyperloop.mit.edu
Seeking volunteers for Star of Hope “Activities for Teens” Sessions
As part of its local community outreach the MIT Club of South Texas will host a series of educational enrichment programs for teen residents of the Star of Hope. The programs will be held on Friday evenings at the Women & Family Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Center in Houston.
Initial program topics include a demonstration by a robotics competition team, current direction of space exploration and technology careers in 2025 (medical, industrial, military, etc.). Each program would be a one-evening presentation with an engaging multifaceted curriculum designed for youth. Volunteers are needed for curriculum development as well as presenters including professionals to offer testimonials and encouragement. Alumni may volunteer for either curriculum development or curriculum presentation tasks.
All participants in the presentations required to complete a Star of Hope Volunteer Application for advance clearance. Those seeking additional information or interested in joining a program night please contact David Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re Looking for Speakers…Got an Interesting Topic?
Can you give an interesting presentation about your profession (or avocation)? This can be a professional talk, an overview of an area, or a collection of “war stories” about your professional experiences. We’re looking for local alums to speak at an upcoming club event. Learn more...
Annual Club Membership Drive – Calendar Year 2016
The MIT Club of South Texas invites you to join or renew your membership for 2016. Membership in the club runs coincident with the calendar year. Need to sign up for 2016 membership or need to check your membership status? Please visit our website Membership page.