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Membership Renewal Time

It is winter again and many of our alumni/ae have returned to Southwest Florida. Even though the Alumni Association and our fiscal year start July 1 and end June 30, most of our events are held during the winter and that is when most of you pay your club dues. Please don’t forget to pay your 2014/2015 club dues. Remember that dues are needed to help defray club expenses and to support our Science and Engineering Program for Teachers scholarships. Please visit our Membership page and click on “Pay Club Dues".

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.

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cecilia D'Oliveria Meeting (Naples)
Cecilia d’Oliveira is Associate Dean of Digital Learning within the Office of Digital Learning (ODL) at MIT and will be speaking about Reinventing Education. Digital Learning at MIT.  For the past 12 years, OpenCourseWare (OCW) has worked with faculty and staff across MIT to make the core teaching materials from MIT classes openly available on the Internet for free and open access. Materials from over 2000 classes have been accessed by over 150 million people. In 2012, MIT launched the MITx initiative, and since then MIT has offered dozens of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for free to learners around the on the edX platform, each enrolling thousands of students. This presentation will focus on the current status of MITx and OCW, with a focus on the current and anticipated impact of digital learning on residential education at MIT and beyond.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dr. Andrew Kadak Meeting (Sarasota)
At one point in time, there were 104 operating nuclear plants in the US generating close to 20% of the nation’s electric energy needs. Today that number is 100 and likely to decline in the future as low priced “fracked” natural gas puts even older less expensive nuclear plants in non-competitive positions resulting in their shutdown. Dr. Andrew Kadak was President and CEO of the Yankee Atomic Electric Company. Subsequently he was Professor of the Practice in MIT's Nuclear Engineering Department. Dr. Kadak will be discussing "Is There a Future for Nuclear Power in the U.S.?  Should there Be"?
  



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