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
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
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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
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...