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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, November 20, 2019

Add to calendar MITEF: Meet the Cash MIT Enterprise Forum Pacific Northwest

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Add to calendar Wine Tasting in the Woodinville Warehouse District v4

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, and we typically go to dinner after the tasting

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Add to calendar 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.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Add to calendar Come Have Dinner and Support FareStart!

Enjoy a gourmet three-course meal prepared by a special guest chef, along with the FareStart students.  We'll also meet the current graduating students.  FareStart is a wonderful organization that helps people transform their lives through food -- and has been doing so for over 25 years -- one person, one job and one community at a time.

Cost:  $46 per MIT Club members and each guest; $61 per non-MIT Club members and each guest.  Cost includes the meal, tax and gratuity.  Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase -- please bring cash if you expect to purchase a drink.

Location:  Seattle

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Add to calendar A Retrospective of the Mt St Helens Eruption

Eyewitness to an Exploding Volcano:  An Evening with Keith Ronnholm '73

Keith Ronnholm was camped 10 miles from Mt St Helens in May 1980 and captured photographs of the explosive eruption on May 18th, before racing away from the onrushing blast cloud and dodging falling rocks.   He has an extensive collection of eyewitness photos from numerous vantage points, and he will narrate the events of that morning, and discuss how the mountain has evolved since that time.  Keith is now retired, but was formerly a research scientist with the University of Washington, deploying and maintaining climate monitoring buoys for NOAA.

Location = Seattle

Cost = $10 for current MIT Club of Puget Sound Members and their guests; $25 for non-members

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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