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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, September 10, 2015

MIT Admissions Officer Visits Houston - 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:30pm
Houston Community College - West Loop, Auditorium
5601 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77081-2221

High school students, parents, and Educational Councilors are invited to a meeting with a representative from the MIT Admissions Office, who will provide an overview of the MIT experience and answer questions about MIT and the admissions process. The event will last approximately 90 minutes, including both the official presentation and the question/answer session that follows.  MIT Educational Councilors and recent alums are invited to come and answer questions after the presentation.  For more information, contact Ed Rinehart 281-679-7608

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2015 0915 Android OS - The Favorite Mobile Target
Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015
5:30pm Cocktails and Networking
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Speaker
Cash Bar

University of Houston – Hilton
4800 Calhoun Street

The security surveys and the news stories point to the fact that the Android platform is the most frequent target of mobile devices.  While they report what is happening, they don’t explain why it is happening.  What is it about the Android OS that makes it the top mobile platform target? Come hear Samuel A. Sutton of the FBI present a combination of technical and market review to find some answers to that question.  The information covered might help with the decision your company faces in its discussion of mobile devices and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

RSVP before 11:59pm CDT Thursday Sept 10, 2015 via our website.   Learn more…

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Externship Sponsors Needed for MIT Students!
The MIT Alumni Association sponsors the Student/Alumni Externship Program during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), January 4-29, 2016. The Externship Program pairs MIT undergraduate and graduate students with alumni for job shadowing and intern opportunities over IAP.  Externships may range in length from one week to the entire length of IAP, depending on the sponsor’s needs.  We are seeking alumni from a wide spectrum of professional fields who are interested in connecting with the best and brightest current MIT students, increasing awareness of their companies and reconnecting with the student experience.  The program is free for the participating companies. Most sponsors choose to offer a stipend, housing and/or transportation assistance, but this is not required. To learn more, watch the Externship Experience on YouTube or read about MIT Externship Experience: Life at a Startup on the Slice of MIT blog.

For more information on the program process and to access the online application, go to http://alum.mit.edu/externships by September 1, 2015, or contact Elena Byrne at 617-252-1143 or externship@mit.edu

MIT CoSTx Golf Update

Dateline June 20, 2015
MIT’s local golfing alums traveled to Bastrop on June 20, to play the highly regarded Wolfdancer course at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.  Steve Koch OE ’80, Al Tervalon ’65, and Greg Turner ’74 played 18 holes on the rolling, challenging layout, experiencing topography unlike our normal Houston-area haunts.  It was a close match, featuring Turner’s 88, Koch’s 89, and Tervalon’s 93 (with only 30 putts!).  

Joining the golfers at Lost Pines were wives Jo Tervalon, Kathy Koch, and Ann Turner.  With dinner the evening prior and lunch after golf on Saturday, the group enjoyed a great time together.

The next golf event will be Sunday, September 13
in the afternoon, somewhere closer to Houston. For those interested in learning more, please contact Greg Turner at golf@mithouston.org

For those interested who are not on our email distribution list, feel free to contact Greg Turner at golf@mithouston.org .  Please join the MIT Club of South Texas if you haven’t already, make your contribution to the Annual Fund, and come on out and join us!

You can always read about the latest CoSTx Golf news on our dedicated Golf webpage.

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 2015

The MIT Club of South Texas invites you to join or renew your membership for 2015.  Membership in the club runs coincident with the calendar year.  Need to sign up for 2015 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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