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MIT Club of South Texas!

  • Serving Alumnae and Alumni in the Greater Houston, Galveston, and College Station Areas
  • Sponsoring Activities for MIT South Texas Alumnae and Alumni
  • Assisting MIT in Recruiting Students and Promoting its Reputation Promoting Engineering, Science, and Math Education in Our Local Area


Upcoming Events
(next 8 events - see Events page for full listing)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 July 28 Houston *InterClub 1.0 Happy Hour and 2.0 Social

1.0 Happy Hour:  20/30+ somethings, but all ages are welcome!
2.0 Social:  30/40/50+ somethings, but all ages are welcome!
Hosted by Columbia and MIT

For July, we are having a combined InterClub 1.0 (20/30 somethings) and InterClub 2.0 Social (30/40/50 somethings).  We will meet up at Zimm's Martini & Wine Bar in the Montrose area. Hope to see you there!


Zimm's Bar
THURSday, July 28, 2016

6pm - 9pm
No Host Bar


  

 


Saturday, August 06, 2016

2016 Aug 6 Shakespeare Festing and Feasting XVII “Much Ado About Nothing”
Come celebrate the Club's 17th annual Shakespeare outing!  
Free, but you need to Register via our website

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Performance: 8:15pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre – Herman Park

Dinner: 6:15pm (optional, but plan to pick up tickets)
Café Express
1422 West Gray

Although this is a free event, to help us with planning, please register via our website, and please specify if you will join us for dinner at the Café Express (you will be asked that question during registration).  

Please RSVP by 8pm CDT, Friday Aug 5, 2016 via our website
www.mithouston.org/2016-Aug-Shakespeare


Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 Houston Dynamo vs Toronto FC

Saturday, August 13, 2016
7:45pm Game Start


BBVA Compass Stadium
Post Game Fireworks!


Come join fellow alums and parents as the Club of South Texas returns to BBVA Compass Stadium for the Dynamo 2016 season!  We have reserved a block of 16 tickets in the 200 level seat area, section 209, and have obtained an excellent group price discount (we are getting these seats at the $34 retail rate without ticket processing fees, a $8.85 discount!).

Register and pay via our website before 11:59pm CT, Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016learn more

WAIT LIST:  If the "Registration" button at the top of the registration page is "not visible", then we have sold out of our initial allotment of tickets.  If you are interested, please email us to be placed on the wait list.  Please tell us how many tickets you want.


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K-12 STEM News

MIT+K12 Videos Website

MIT+K12 Videos is an educational outreach media program in the Office of Digital Learning. They produce original digital media and live programming that seeks to spark curiosity and a love of learning among middle-high school students, open the door to the science / technology / engineering / math (STEM) world, and promote STEM-literacy among the general public.

Browse the site to learn more about videos, outreach, on-campus opportunities, and how MIT is building a community of learners and teachers at MIT and beyond.


Science Olympiad 2016 Tournament Date Announced

K-12 STEM Volunteer Opportunity
Science Olympiad Tournament 2016
Dec 10, 2016
Kingwood High School

Save the Date - Dec 10, 2016!

Last Year’s MIT Club Of South Texas Tournament was another success and earned a 2016 Great Dome Award from the MIT Alumni Association. Hosted by Kingwood High School in Kingwood Texas, the tournament attracted teams from Waco to Oklahoma City.  Many of these teams would go on to compete at Science Olympiad State and National competitions.

This year, the Club of South Texas is pleased to announce that we will co-sponsor another Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament to be held at Kingwood High School on December 10, 2016.  Stay tuned for details!  To learn more, click here.


South Texas K-12 STEM Webpage Launch
We have launched our K-12 STEM webpage!
Learn more...


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News

Club of South Texas Board of Directors for 2016-2017

We pleased to announce the MIT Club of South Texas 2016-2017 Board of Directors!

Cordelia Price '78 is our new President, and Al Cisar '73 is President-Elect.  A big thank you to Marilyn Taggi Cisar '76 for serving as President last year.

The full board roster can be found at
www.mithouston.org/leadership


Dr. Kate H. Rubins Is Aboard The International Space Station

Kate Rubins, spouse of MIT Alumnus Michael Magnani GM ’08, and former Fellow/Principal Investigator, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, launched to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:36pm US CT, July 6, 2016, aboard a Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with her Expedition 48/49 crewmates, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.  Because they launched in a new version of the Soyuz spacecraft designated MS-01, their trip to the ISS was the previously standard two-day, 34-orbit rendezvous culminating in a docking with the ISS at 11:06pm US CT, July 8, 2016.  Rubins mission aboard the ISS will last 6 months and she is scheduled to return to earth in Oct, 2016.

Launched 8:36pm US CT, July 6, 2016
Docked with ISS at 11:06pm US CT, July 8, 2016
Hatch opened between ISS and Soyuz 1:26am US CT, July 9, 2016

The best real time source of launch status is via Social Media:

Follow Kate on Twitter
@Astro_Kate7

Follow the ISS - On Facebook
@ISS

Follow the ISS - On Twitter
@Space_Station

Follow the ISS - On Instagram
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Follow the NASA Coverage and Latest Mission Status here...

And via the ISS Blog Feed


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 david-b@mithouston.org


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.


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...


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