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!

Our Mission (from our ByLaws)

The objectives of AMITA, the Association of MIT Alumnae, shall be

(1) to provide a means for former women students of M.I.T. to maintain communication with each other and with the Institute, and to undertake such activities of common interest and purpose as are deemed appropriate by the membership;

(2) to encourage high standards of achievement among the women students and to advance their general welfare; and

(3) to maintain such relationships with the Institute as will support M.I.T.'s constructive role in our society. 

AMITA New England Events

Fall Events

Save the Date! Sunday December 6th: Please join us for AMITA New England's Annual Holiday Party and the Celebration of the 173rd Anniversary of Ellen Swallow Richards' Birthday.  1PM.  McCormick Hall.(Brown Living Room) [Details and sign up]
Coming in IAP: Women, Mentoring and Networking on Thursday January 28, 2016.

Check back for information on our events beginning in the fall, and always our Holiday Party in December to celebrate the birthday of Ellen Swallow Richards, our first alumna.

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

Current News Items

November 7, 2015
Girls Day @ the MIT Museum 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM [Details]

October 13, 2015
Cecilia Warpinski Stuopis ’90 named director of MIT Medical [MIT News article]

October 14–16, 2015
Read about the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing (GHC, for short) in “What Can Be Done About Gender Diversity in Computing?: A Lot!

October 8, 2015
Search for the new leader for the MIT Division of Student Life [Chancellor’s Letter]

October 5, 2015
Tanja Bosak examines how life and the Earth evolved in tandem during theirearly history together. [MIT News

September 23, 2015
Diana Jue '09
is one of two female entrepreneurs who are making retail a vessel for change in rural India [Virgin article] [Diana Jue's website]

September 22, 2015
Cornelia Bargmann LI '87 co-chairs  the advisory commission for the Brain Initiative started by President Obama. Read in the NY Times article what caused her to think “You dinosaur!”

September 21, 2015
Tenley Albright, director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives, will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on October 3, 2015. [Boston Globe article]

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

Past Events

Monday November 2, 2015
Conversation with Megan Greene about the state of the economy.  Ms Greene is Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services/Manulife Asset Management.  [Details]

Monday November 2, 2015
MIT’s First Generation Program invites you to attend its third annual Alumni Dinner. [Details]    

Sunday June 5, 2015
AMITA Annual Meeting
11:30am in the Bush Room (10-105)
Access presentations in Members Only area.

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Sunday March 8, 2015
Members may view the recording of this event in the Members Only area.

Wednesday February 25, 2015
Thursday January 29, 2015
Women, Mentoring and Networking
 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


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Members Only Area!

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


Affilitated Organizations

Brochure: recent and upcoming AMITA activities.

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.


Women at MIT Milestone Timeline

You probably recognize the name of the first female graduate of MIT (1873), Ellen Swallow Richards, but do you know the first black female to attend MIT (1909)?  Check out the timeline for these and other milestones.

The Boston Club is looking for a few good women!

The Boston Club is one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast.  They are looking for New England area women who are interested in board positions (public, private and non-profit boards). More info on their website or contact Jill Wittels via scone@alum.mit.edu.

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]

2015 AMITA Academic Award

Andrea Kriz ’15 was awarded the 2015 AMITA Academic Award this year. [Details and picture!]

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]