Welcome to the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) website. We are the independent, non-profit group dedicated to: promoting alumnae accomplishments and history, maintaining connections among alumnae, and supporting women on campus. Join now!
Check back for information on our events beginning in September, and always our Holiday Party in December to celebrate the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards, our first alumna.
Greer Tan Swiston '87 VI-III is reaching out to AMITA sisters in the Boston/Newton area. She and her daughter are involved with the Newton FIRST Robotics team. They would like to encourage more girls to participate and feel that having more women mentors would be a great help. Interested? You can contact Greer via her email address.
For details on upcoming events and events for our chapters and affiliated organizations, please see our Events Page.
Current News Items
7/13/2015 MIT Professor Paula Hammond, '84, '93
, has been named the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. She is the first woman and the first person of color to hold this position. [MIT News article
6/29/2015 MIT Professor Penny Chisholm
has been promoted to Institute Professor (highest title that can be awarded to a faculty member) [MIT News article
] [info on Institute Professors
6/18/2015 MIT Professor Andrea Campbell
, who spoke at the AMITA Annual Meeting in 2013, on "The Politics of Taxation: Comparative and Psychological Perspectives", is now the Head of the MIT's Department of Political Science. [MIT News article
The Penn Arts and Sciences Magazine interviewed Martha Farah, '77
, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania [UPenn News article
Alumna Megan Smith '86, SM '88
gives MIT Commencement address. It's Mind, Hand...and Heart [MIT News article
5/24/2015 Alicia (Larde) Nash '55
and husband John Nash (‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician) killed in car crash [PBS story of Alicia
] [2009 Slice of MIT article
Dava Newman AA '89
Begins Work as NASA's Deputy Administrator [PRNewsWire
WBUR talks with Noramay Cadena '03
about encouraging Latinas to pursue STEM careers. [WBUR article
Michelle K. Lee ’88, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the United States Patent Office (USPTO) writes in her blog about Recognizing Women in Science and Technology.
Kathryn Miller-Jensen CH '06 receives 2015 NSF CAREER Award [Yale news item]
Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!
June 4, 2015
MIT Corporation elects new members including these alumnae:
Leslie C. Dewan ’06, PhD ’13
Jean Hammond SM ’86
AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae. [MIT News]
Congratulations to Alumnae Award Winners!
September 25-26, 2015
Several alumnae have won institute awards which are detailed here.
Bronze Beaver Award
Theresa M. Stone SM '76
Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
Karen Ho, '94
George B. Morgan ’20 Award
Melody E. Gower, '85
Deborah S. Sharpe, '76
Sunday June 5, 2015
Wednesday April 29, 2015
Sunday March 8, 2015
Members may view the recording of this event in the Members Only
Wednesday February 25, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in 32-G401 (Stata Center)
Join AMITA Now!
AMITA members are working toward making MIT a better place for women and connecting alumnae for fun, and maybe even profit! Join now! For more information or to contact our Membership Chair, please email Veena Jayadeva '10