Welcome to the MIT Club of Southwest Florida!
The MIT Club of Southwest Florida serves Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni and alumnae in Southwest Florida extending from Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers to Sarasota and Bradenton.
We sponsor a wide variety of events, including lectures, seminars, social events, plant tours, and museum trips. Events are open to all MIT alumni/ae and their guests. You do not have to be a paid member to attend events, but paid members do get discounts to some events. This website is your gateway to activities and news for the Club of Southwest Florida, a way to find out what your fellow alumni are doing and stay connected.
Due to the seasonal nature of our membership, our club events are normally held January through March. The following is our preliminary meeting schedule for 2017. All meetings begin at 11:30 A.M. unless noted otherwise. Please check back later in the year for additional details.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Dr. Renee Gosline, MIT, named one of the World’s Top 40 Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants, an MIT “Iron Professor,” and a scholar at the MIT Center for Digital Business ( http://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-directory/detail/?id=41269 )
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Prof. Rainer Weiss, MIT, Inventor interferometric gravitational wave observation. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Weiss)
Friday, March 10, 2017 Naples Trust/ Sanibel / Captiva Trust Company, largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida ( http://www.sancaptrustco.com/about-us/mission-vision/ )
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Prof. David Gillman, New College, FL and MIT Alum, Computer Science - Data Science Program - Gender Studies -Interdisciplinary Programs - Natural Sciences ( https://www.ncf.edu/directory/listing/david-gillman/ ).
Thursday, February 16, 2017 David R. Martinez of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Associate Division Head of the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division (
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Dr. Paul Carr, MIT Alum, Physicist and Climatologist (