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The Merton C. Flemings Symposium: Transportation Information

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.


Boston International Airport is served by all major U.S. airlines. There are special fares available through US Airways. Hertz Rent-a-Car System also has special rates available.



Cab fare from Boston/Logon is approximately $20.00. A courtesy van to many downtown Boston and Cambridge locations is provided. Public transportation is 1/8 mile away from the hotel.

Hotel Shuttle

A shuttle will be departing from the Royal Sonesta Hotel each morning at 7:30AM for the Tang Center at MIT.


Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
5 Cambridge Parkway
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Telephone: (617) 491-3600
Fax: (617) 661-5956

From Logan International Airport

Follow signs to Summer Tunnel/Boston (Route 1A South) to Route 93 North; stay in center lane and follow signs for Cambridge/Somerville; bear right and follow Sommerville/O’Brien Highway signs; and take left (Commercial Avenue) at traffic light after the Museum of Science. The hotel will be on your left directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria. This trip is approximately three miles long.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) Eastbound

Take exit 18 following signs to Allston/Cambridge; stay in right lane following signs to (Cambridge Street) and take a right at traffic light onto Memorial Drive (Rt. #3); and follow Memorial Drive East (Rt. 3 South) until you reach signs for Government/Kendall Square being sure to say in extreme right lane along river since Memorial Drive then turns into Commercial Avenue. The hotel will be on your right directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

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