Welcome!

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
  • supporting women on campus  

Join now! [Mission and ByLaws details]


AMITA New England Events

 
Thursday, September 8th; The Hunting Ground  Please join us for a screening of The Hunting Ground on Thursday, September 8th in 3-270.  Please  RSVP

For details on upcoming events and events for our chapters and affiliated organizations, please see ourEvents Page. 


Officers and Committee Members elected to AMITA!

Congratulations to these new officers and committee members!
President: Dorothy Curtis, XVIII, '73
Recording Secretary: Mary Jane Daly,  XI, '83
Membership Chair: Uttara Marti, VI, '03, '05
Treasurer: Harriet Fell, XVIII, '65, '69
Student Award Committee Chair: Veena Jayadeva, XV, '10 
Nominating Committee Chair: Sarah Simon, I, '72 
Nominating Committee: Lissa Martinez, XIII, '76 and Holly Heine, VII, '67, '73

Continuing in office for second year of two-year term:
Vice President: Deborah Poodry, IV, ’79, XI, '79
Archivist & Web: Carol Hooker, V, '67
Chairwoman, Program Committee: Sonya Huang, XIV, '05, X1, '13 
Newsletter: Rachel Learned, VI, ‘92, '94, '97


Alumnae elected to the MIT Corporation!

June 2, 2016
Among the 10 term members elected by the MIT Corporation are these alumnae:
        Carmen M. Thain ’78 (second term)
        Songyee Yoon PhD ’00
The two life members elected are both alumnae:
        Theresa M. Stone SM ’76
        Megan J. Smith ’86, SM ’88

AMITA extends our congratulations to these alumnae.  [MIT News



Current News Items

May 10, 2016 
MIT Senior Academic Award

At the MIT Awards Convocation, the AMITA Senior Academic Award was presented to Ava Soleimany, EECS, '16. Pictured Ava Soleimany and Dorothy Curtis, AMITA President. [Convocation photo]

 


February 23, 2016  MIT Alumnae Win Presidential Early Career Awards

 

      

Those women from MIT who were honored were (left to right):
Kay M. Tye ’03, assistant professor and the Whitehead Professorship Chair in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Rebecca Dodder PhD '06 Engineering Systems Division
Kristen Wendell SM '05 Aeronautics & Astronautics
[MIT Energy Initiative article]


Congratulations to Alumnae Award Winners!

September 23-24, 2016
Several alumnae have won institute awards which are detailed here.  

Henry B. Kane ’24 Award
Inge Gedo ’85

Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award
Mary T. (Teri) Centner ’89
Cristina Dolan SM ’94

Margaret L. A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award Recipients
Bridget C. Brett ’06, SM ’08
Elaine J. Harris ’78
Kathreen E. Thome ’09
Vandita M. Wilson ’90

George B. Morgan ’20 Award
Hope M. Barrett ’98
Eleanore G. Klepser ’66
Anna E. Lee ’97
Christina Suk Fun Poon ’88
Tanya E. Segel ’84
Mary F. Tong ’90, SM ’91

Past Events


Wednesday June 29, 2016

You are invited to hack the nonprofit Gique started by Danielle Olson ’14. Gique is a Boston nonprofit whose aim is to inspire and educate youth in science, technology, engineering, art, & math (STEAM). Join her on Wednesday, June 29 at 4pm ET for a live hangout from MITAA headquarters. [Details and Registration]


Saturday June 4, 2016
AMITA Annual Meeting
We were delighted to have Chris Bourg speak about the future of libraries, drawing on her own vision and on the work of the Future of Libraries task force. [Director, MIT Libraries] [her Feral Librarian blog]
Annual meeting slides and audio of the meeting will be accessible in the Members Only area. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Maximize Your Tax Advantaged Savings 
(formerly Retirement Savings Vehicles)  This event will feature a panel of financial professionals who will discuss the ins and outs of various retirement plan strategies.  Networking and refreshments at 6:30PM; panel discussion starts at 7PM.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   Location: E51-395


For a list of past events, go to Events page and choose Filter = Archive 

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



 

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Ask AMITA 

A new advice column! To start us out we have two questions submitted to “Ask AMITA” that welcome your responses. [Visit site]


Check out our Volunteer page!

Members Only Area!

Become a member now in order to access information, audio/video segments, and networking opportunities offered only to AMITA members.  Join now! 

Chapters: 
AMITA has chapters in Cambridge, Northern California, New York City, and Washington DC. [Details]

Affilitated Organizations

Brochure: overview of the organization including leadership, activities, and membership information

AMITA Oral History Project on MIT Dome

AMITA Groups (log in first):

Join the Entrepreneurship Group!

This is a group for active and hopeful entrepreneurs to come together for information, education, collegiality and networking.
How to join:
1) Login
2) Click on "My Profile"
3) Click on "Group"
4) Click on "Search"
5) Enter "ent"
When the group comes up click on it, and then click on subscribe.

Spotlight

MIT alumna helps bust ghosts!

Lindley Winslow ’08 PD Physics
[MIT News article]  [Wired article]  [Slice of MIT]

MIT Alumna builds suit of armor in dorm

[Slice of MIT article]

 

National Women in Engineering Day!

   

Thursday June 23, 2016 
[Details]

Citizen Scientist Corner 

You can do more than you think! You can make a positive impact on things that can help society, your town, your children’s safety, health, for instance. Add your own story and resources! [Visit site

Alumnae share their memories

In 1873, Ellen Swallow Richards was the first woman to graduate from MIT. In 2014, the freshman undergraduate class was approximately 48% female! [MIT Slice of Life podcast]

Career Challenges and Strategies Corner 

Our first topic to go up on this new page is adjusting to working in a male dominated field. “What’s taking so long?” asks Dr. Susan Kannenberg SB ’61. [Site coming soon...] 

Interested in Women's Role Models?

It was NEVER a dress! [Time article] [website

Role Models and Women’s Political Representation by Fabrizio Gilardi [presentation pdf]

MIT Initiative

Initiative on environment to be led by Susan Solomon, Ellen Swallow Richards Professor [MIT News article]  The Ellen Swallow Richards Professor is a chair established and funded by AMITA. [Details]