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The MIT Club of Puget Sound, part of the MIT Alumni Association, is an all-volunteer run organization for MIT Alumni living in the greater Seattle area. Each year we host a number of exciting events like these:
  • Monthly lectures and events featuring prominent local speakers and visiting professors from MIT
  • Monthly Happy Hours/Networking Events in Seattle and the Eastside
  • The Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT), in which we select five teachers each year to attend this one-week summer program for primary, middle, and high-school teachers to take a "drink from the fire hose" that is MIT
  • Discounted attendance to MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest events
  • A December luncheon with current MIT students from our area during their Winter break
  • A dinner honoring new students admitted to MIT for the following year
  • Our Annual Summer Picnic, a great chance to meet old friends and make new ones
Our Club is supported 100% by volunteers and dues/donations from members - we hope you'll join us.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

View From The Top: Bitcoin's Blockchain: Hype or Hope?

"Blockchain" is a technology that powers Bitcoin, and has gotten a lot of press. We'll explain how Bitcoin's blockchain technology works, and its properties, including efficiency, security, and anonymity. There is a lot of misinformation published about it, and to further the confusion, researchers are naming all sorts of things "blockchain" that bear little resemblance to the original blockchain. So, is blockchain a revolutionary technology that will enable not only electronic money, but have all sorts of other applications?  Or is it an unscalable fad that will fade away?  Dr. Radia Perlman ('73 and '88), recent inductee into the Inventors' Hall of Fame, will challenge us with an important lesson: it's important to know that not everything you read is true.

Dinner is included in the event ($10 members & guests; $25 non-members & guests).

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Welcome New Seattleites - Dinner with fellow alums!

New to Seattle, or looking to make new friends?  Come grab dinner with some fellow alums at Tutta Bella in Seattle!  Dinner is Dutch Treat, but the fun, conversation and opportunity to meet new people are free.

Cost = free (everyone pays for their own dinner)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Triannual Program Planning Meeting (with pizza!)

The club relies on volunteers to help plan awesome talks, tours, and social events - join the program planning committee as we decide what our next events should be!  This is a great opportunity to contribute to our programs and meet great people (and your dinner is on the Club!)

 Cost = Free!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Larch March Hike with Fellow Alums and Friends

Unlike normal conifers that remain evergreen, larches are deciduous, meaning their needle-like leaves turn a brilliant color before dropping for the winter.  They change from ordinary green pine trees to a forest of yellow and orange.  Since the timing is determined by weather conditions, you have to be lucky to see them before their needles are wiped out by rainstorms.

Join us for on the Larch March -- hike on the Heather - Maple Pass Loop.  The hike is 7.2 miles roundtrip with a 2000 ft gain in elevation.  More details are here

It's a 3-hour drive to get to the trailhead, so we'll be meeting very early -- 5:45 am sharp!! -- at the Park-n-Ride off 405 at NE160th St in Bothell to carpool and head out by 6:00 am.  We'll grab lunch in Winthrop before we head back.

Note:  Northwest Forest Pass required!


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Spotlight

Check out this new KickStarter project from fellow Alum Roger Walco '85!

Check out these new books from our local alumni:

Bob Seidensticker '80 has a new novella called A Modern Christmas Carol, where a televangelist gets the Scrooge treatment.

Lola Ball '91 wrote a book called When Your Dog Has Cancer: Making the Right Decisions for You and Your Dog, published by Dogwise Publishing.

Matt McCluskey '91 has a new novel called The Last Weapon, about a physics professor who is on the run after a deadly lab disaster.

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