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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)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2016 Oct 23 – MIT CoSTx Private Music Recital

Private Recital by Matthew Roitstein
MIT Class of 2006 and Associate Principal Flautist of the Houston Symphony

Saint-Saens "Fantasie" for flute and harp
Takemitsu "Toward the Sea" for alto flute and harp

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Performance venue graciously hosted by Scott Cutler ‘73
The Woodlands, TX

Not every MIT graduate in the Houston area works in Oil and Gas.  One actually plays for the Houston Symphony! Matthew Roitstein ’06 received bachelor's degrees in both architecture and music from MIT and a master's degree in flute performance at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and joined the Houston Symphony in 2014 as Associate Principal Flute. Matthew will perform a recital for MIT alums, parents and friends in the music room at the home of MIT Alumnus Scott Cutler ’73 in The Woodlands.  Matthew and harp accompanist, Megan Conley, will perform Saint-Saens "Fantasie" for flute and harp, and Takemitsu "Toward the Sea" for alto flute and harp.

Please purchase your tickets before 11:59pm CT, Thursday Oct 20, 2016.  Register and learn more about this event…

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016 Oct 25 Houston *InterClub 1.0 Happy Hour & 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 U and MIT

Bollo Woodfired Pizza
2202 West Alabama
Houston, TX  77098
(the old Sorrell location)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 Robot, Rockets, and Ribs!

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
Cypress Ranch High School
11am – 2pm

Free – no need to RSVP
BBQ lunch will also be available for purchase

Join in the fun on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11am - 2 pm for Robots, Rockets, and Ribs sponsored by the Cy-Borgs Robotic Team in the parking lot at Cypress Ranch High School, 10700 Fry Road.  This is a free event, open to the public.   As you might expect from the name, lunch will also be available for purchase at Robots, Rockets and RibsLearn more…

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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.  Sign up to volunteer!  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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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

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

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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 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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