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The Merton C. Flemings Symposium: Destination Highlights

June 28-30, 2000 · MERTON C. FLEMINGS SYMPOSIUM · Cambridge, Massachusetts

Flemings PhotoThis symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is being held to honor Professor Merton C. Fleming's many years of service to the field of materials science education and research. The symposium will celebrate his exceptionally productive career and contributions as an educator, a researcher, a technology policy leader, a friend, and a mentor. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), MIT, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) are the primary sponsors of the symposium. Several other organizations and companies to which to which Professor Flemings' has made significant contributions have agreed to cosponsor the event.


The Royal Sonesta Hotel (three miles from Logan International Airport and just five minutes from downtown Boston) is located on the Charles River directly across form the Cambridge side Galleria overlooking Bostonís famed Beacon Hill, minutes form Government Center, Cambridge high tech centers, Harvard, and MIT. The Sonesta, unlike other Boston hotels, has easy access to the historic waterfront, Quincy Mar-ket, and the financial district.


The Royal Sonest Hotel offers various activities for guests. The Health Club features a sparkling indoor/outdoor pool; and exercise room with gym, whirlpool, and saunas, as well as separate menís and womenís locker rooms. Special Spa services include: on-staff massage therapist and esthetician.

Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM-10:30 PM

Guests who would like to jog through the hotelís adjacent scenic area may request maps through Guest Services. Other sports such as tennis, squash and racquetball can also be easily arranged. Bicycles are available during Spring, Summer, and Fall.



The CambridgeSide Galleria Mall is located across the street and offers a wide shopping selection with over 105 shops. Complimentary transportation from the hotel to Boston and Cambridge to explore Copley Square, Harvard Square, and Newbury Streets shops.

Bostonís Attractions

Faneuil Hall, Quincy Marketplace, Paul Revereís House, the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, State House, Government Center, U.S.S. Constitution, Bunker Hill, Boston Tea Party Ship, Boston Common and Public Gardens, Copley Square, New England Aquarium.

Bostonís Museums

Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, The Institute of Contemporar y Arts, Fogg Museum and other Harvard University Museums, The Computer Museum, The Bos-ton Childrenís Museum, Isabella Gardner Museum, John F. Kennedy Library and the Museum of Transportation.

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