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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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

Join us for an incredible evening with University of Washington Professor and MacArthur Fellow, David Montgomery, who will discuss the topic of "Growing a Revolution:  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life."  One of the key lessons of history is as simple as it is stark: Societies that degraded their soil failed the test of time.  Visits to farmers around the world show how innovative farmers combining ancient wisdom with modern science are at the vanguard of a soil health revolution that could reverse the ancient trend and bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life remarkably fast.  Combining ancient practices of cover crops and diversified crop rotations with modern methods of no-till planting cultivates beneficial soil life and allows using far less diesel, fertilizer and pesticide.  These practices are good for farmers and the environment. Regenerative practices that build soil organic matter translate into farms that use less water, generate less pollution, and stash carbon underground while using less fossil fuel and agrochemicals to maintaining crop yields, build soil health, and improve farmers’ bottom line.

Dinner will be served.

Cost:  $10 Club Members & Guests; $25 Non-Club Members & Guests

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Ivy+ Ferraris & Prosecco

This is a private Ivy+ Alumni evening event at the Ferrari dealership on Capitol Hill to learn about the history and innovation behind the prancing ponies. Very limited tickets available, so sign up now! We will run a waitlist. Possible auction to win a Ferrari for a weekend!

RSVP to Susanna@post.harvard.edu 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ivy+ 40s-50s Singles Mixer

By popular demand, Ivy+ single alumni in their 40s-50s are invited to a speed dating event held at the Lake Washington, waterfront home of a Princeton and Stanford alum! We had 70 people at the last super fun event and you don't want to miss this one!

This will be a proper speed dating event where you have 5 minutes to talk with each person and then a bell rings. It will be a great way to make many new friends!

Location: the address will be given out to registered attendees only

Attire: slightly dressy

Cost: $35, covers catering and wine

The numbers of men and women will be kept equal and we will run a waitlist. Alumni are welcome to invite other Ivy+ alumni but all attendees MUST RSVP to be admitted.  The last event sold out, so RSVP today by emailing Susanna@post.harvard.edu.  Address any questions to Susanna as well. See you there!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

[View From the Top] Sharon Pian Chan, MBA '17: Innovation at Seattle Times

Is it possible for a 121-year-old company to innovate? Sharon Pian Chan, a 2017 graduate of the MIT Executive MBA program, believes it's the key to preserving the free press and producing real news that improves the world.

Sharon Pian Chan is Vice President of Innovation, Product & Development at The Seattle Times. She leads the work of creating profitable products and data insights that support independent, public-service journalism. She also heads up strategic fund development at The Times, partnering with philanthropic foundations, corporations and nonprofits to support journalism initiatives.

Dinner will be provided before the talk.

Cost = $10 for MIT Club of Puget Sound members and guests; $25 for general public. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tour of 5th Ave Theater + Happy Hour!
You'll get to see every nook and cranny of this architectural gem of a theater as we get a special tour just for our Club.  With Halloween quickly approaching, you'll be pleased to know that they *might* have a resident ghost at the theater.  For certain, they do have very steep, pre-building code, backstage steps.  Take one misstep, and you'll end up being the next theater guest!

Ok, just kidding!  Join us for the tour and happy hour at Palomino next door (Dutch-treat)!

Cost:  $10 Club members/$25 Non-Club members; 100% admission will be donated to the theater

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Welcome to Seattle!

Welcome to Seattle and the Puget Sound - we're glad you're here!  Whether you're new to Seattle, or just looking to make new friends, come grab dinner with some fellow alums. We want to help you make lasting connections with alums in the area, so we'll help match up attendees who are interested in providing or receiving mentorship.  To be eligible for matching, you'll need to register for this event as a member of the Club, which you can do in advance or at dinner.

Cost = free (everyone pays for their own dinner, the club will buy you appetizers and cake)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wine Tasting in the Woodinville Warehouse District v2

Join Stephanie Yang '99 as she leads us on a tour of her favorite local wineries.  We'll walk around to a few tasting rooms and then we can grab a bite to eat.  There will be opportunities to buy wine and other items along the way, so consider getting a jump-start on your holiday shopping!

Cost:  Dutch-treat


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Current Students Luncheon

Join us as we welcome current MIT students, who are in the Seattle area on Winter break, to our Club. Find out how the 'Tute has changed since you were a student.

Cost:  FREE!  Lunch included.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Better World Tour with Rafael Reif

SAVE THE DATE!

President Rafael Reif will visit Seattle next year on the "Better World" Tour.  Hear President Reif share his vision for the future of MIT at a local community gathering in the Seattle area.

Details: TBD

Spotlight

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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