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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)

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    2017 July 25 Houston *InterClub 2.0 Social

    (30/40/50+ somethings, but all ages are welcome!)
    Hosted by Columbia and MIT


    13 Celsius 
    TUESday, July 25, 2017
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    No Host Bar


    Saturday, August 05, 2017

    2017 Aug 5 Shakespeare Festing and Feasting XVIII

    Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”
    If music be the food of love, play on!



    Come celebrate the Club's 18th annual Shakespeare outing!  
    Free, but you need to Register via our website

    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    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 4, 2017 via our website




    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.


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



    News

    Club of South Texas Board of Directors for 2017-2018
    We pleased to announce the MIT Club of South Texas 2017-2018 Board of Directors!

    Al Cisar '73 is our new President, and Shannon Willems GM '03 is President-Elect.  A big thank you to Cordelia Price '78 for serving as President last year.  The full board roster can be found at www.mithouston.org/leadership


    Alumnus Receives “Commander of the Order of the Belgian Crown” Medal

    Dateline Dec, 2017



    Dr Marvin L Baker '51, SM '53, SCD '56, received the “Commander of the Order of the Belgian Crown” Medal on December 8, 2016.  The medal was bestowed by Princess Astrid, sister of King Philippe and the Commander title is two levels above “Knight.”  Marvin was recognized for his work in business development between Belgium and the US. Marvin served as Chairman of the Houston Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council – Europe in 2013/2014.

    After being introduced by Mr. Dirk Wouters, Belgian Ambassador to the US, Marvin gave an acceptance speech on identifying adversaries in business situations and overcoming rejection, leading eventually to success, with a specific life experience example. The ceremony  was held at the Greater Houston Partnership with over 150 people in attendance.   Click on the title of this article to see more pictures.

    Click here for PDF of the Medal Proclamation.


    Event follow up: “Climate Issues – Headwinds for Oil and Gas? Perspectives for Energy Industry Stakeholders”
    For those of you that missed our May 10, 2017 event “Climate Issues – Headwinds for Oil and Gas?  Perspectives for Energy Industry Stakeholders” given by Phil Grossweiler SM ’72, you can view the presentation slides here.  We had an engaging audience Q&A discussion following the presentation

    Here is the link to the event announcement containing the abstract of the presentation, as well as Phil Grossweiler’s biographical information.

    Additionally, we have created a Club “Energy Group” on LinkedIn.  Perhaps we can continue the event Q&A discussions via our LinkedIn Group.


    MIT Alumnus Jack Fischer, Col. USAF, SM ’98, will spend five months on the International Space Station!

    Launched:             2:13am CDT April 20, 2017
    Arrived ISS:          8:18am CDT April 20, 2017
    ISS hatch open:   10:25am CDT April 20, 2017


    MIT Alumnus Jack Fischer, Col. USAF, SM Course 16, ’98, launched at 2:13am CDT, April 20, 2017 on his first space mission.  The Soyuz MS-04 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 2:13 am CDT Thursday, April 20 (1:13 pm Baikonur time). At the time of launch, the space station was flying about 250 miles over northeast Kazakhstan near the southern Russian border. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikin of Roscosmos are now safely in orbit. The pair traveled on a fast-track, six-hour course to the space station and docked to the Poisk module at 8:18 am CDT. 

    Once at the station, they were welcomed by Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency). Hatches between the Soyuz and space station were opened at 10:25 am CDT.


    Follow the NASA Launch Coverage and Latest Mission Status here...

    Learn more about Jack at our website  www.mithouston.org/mitastro_fischer2017

    Follow Jack on Social Media:

    Twitter @Astro2fish

    Facebook @Astro2fish

    Instragram  @Astro2fish

    The best real time source of launch/mission status is via Social Media:
    On Facebook   @ISS
    On Twitter   @Space_Station
    On Instagram   ISS


    Volunteer Opportunity with Family Point Resources in the Energy Corridor - Dateline April 2017
    The MIT club is looking for volunteers to work with FamilyPoint Resources, a community group in the Nottingham Park area of west Houston that "engages our community in supportive relationships that build hope, meet needs, and transform lives."  Volunteers can choose a number of activities such as:
      
    Afterschool homework help
    Coding class/club 
    Minecraft club (will begin in the Fall)
    Robotics club
    Khan Academy
    General technology volunteers to help with hardware, software, apps, etc.
      
    Here is their website:  
    http://www.familypointresources.com/
      
    Please contact Arno Bommer and David Brown at comm.service@mithouston.org if you are interested in helping and let them know your ideas and preferences.  Once we have a team of volunteers, we can meet with FamilyPoint Resources and decide how best to participate.

    Arno Bommer ‘82
    David Brown EC ‘77


    Annual Club Membership Drive – Calendar Year 2017

    The MIT Club of South Texas invites you to join or renew your membership for 2017.  Membership in the club runs coincident with the calendar year.  Need to sign up for 2017 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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